Welcome

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welcome

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 Calvary Chapel gives high priority to the Word of God and a “relational style” of ministry. Romans 15:7 says to “accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.” Jesus accepted people as they were when they came to Him, so they could then be transformed by their relationship with Him. Because of this, people could be ‘real’ with Jesus. He did not want them ‘putting on airs’ of formality or religiosity.

 

We cherish being able to have an intimate fellowship with Christ that is relaxed, and not filled with a sense of judgment, suspicion, or unworthiness. “The ground at the foot of the Cross is level,” meaning no one is more holy or righteous than another there, but we through Him are all accepted.

 

For this reason we accept each other, and seek to love one another (John13: 34-35). We try not to set up religious formalities as “hoops” for people to jump through before they are welcomed. Rather we seek to show them and tell them of the genuine love that we have found in Christ.

 

In this accepting, informal style we have found it easier for us all to feel comfortable to express our needs, issues, and even our sins, thus allowing Jesus to help us, cleanse us, and change us! Through relationships Jesus discipled the Twelve, and with the help of the Spirit we seek to do the same. Though we tend to be relaxed and informal, it does not mean we are ‘loose or lax’ about hurtful or dishonorable behavior. Our utmost desire in our relationships is to both please the Lord and provide a loving atmosphere so that everyone in the church can flourish.

 

As we meet together each week in this loving environment we place great emphasis on the exposition of Scripture and teaching the entire Bible chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse. We believe that the Spirit of God works through the Word of God in the hearts of the people of God. Exposition is more than merely speaking about the bible or from the Bible; it is the proclamation of the Bible itself. The work of the expositor is to determine what God has said in Scripture and then to convey it to God’s people so that God’s own voice is heard.

 

We believe that Bible exposition is inductive: directing the listener to the Bible’s own truth without preconceived ideas. We believe that Bible exposition is exegetical: demanding that the pastor critically examine the text with accuracy and basing his message upon observable principles of interpretation.