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Hi all!


I had the tremendous privilege to preach this last Sunday. The text was Hosea 11:1-4, and the focus was on God’s relentless love. God uses the analogy of a father-to-son relationship to explain His relationship with His people and to give a testimony of how He has cared for them regardless of their response to Him. Hosea 11 is such a strong chapter concerning God’s love, so, if you’re able, read it this week and reflect on the heart of God.

One application that I wished I had time to get to was to show how God does not now use an exile
 to get His people to reorient their hearts because He has given us new hearts. And the Scriptures tell us that we are exiles in this world, so there’s no Assyria looming to initiate God’s people returning to Him. What’s astounding is that God’s work in the New Covenant is so spectacular that He uses grace to corral our affections and teach us.

Here’s what Paul says in Titus 2:11-14: 


For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions,
and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives
in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope,
the appearing of the glory of
our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness
and to purify for himself a people for his own possession
who are zealous for good works.


Our lives are perfected through the grace of God, because Christ has fully dealt with any judgment. Don’t abuse the grace of God to pervert it to satisfy a sinful appetite. Let us pray that we take hold of the grace of God for the purposes that He has given it, that is to transform us into self-controlled, upright, and godly people as we await His return and go about the work He has for us in the meantime. 


Grace and peace,



Consider coming together with others from the Calvary body
for prayer at

7:30 am tomorrow,
and every Wednesday morning.

Zoom link:

. . .  But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor
to the part that lacked it,  
that there may be no division in the body,
but that the members may have the same care for one another.  
If one member suffers, all suffer together;
if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

 - I Corinthians 12:24-27


How wonderful that we have the honor and privilege to care for one another in this body!  One way that we are able to care for one another is by rejoicing with others as they see God move.  We also care for one another as we shoulder prayer burdens alongside one another.  
We invite you to send praises and prayer requests to
Matt ( or
Terry Hall (
for inclusion in this Tuesday church email. 

We look forward to seeing our God move in and among us!


~ Church ministry looks different right now, and we pray that it can normalize as this year goes along. But even though it's different, the mission still remains: we are to preach and share the gospel. We need to continue to be fully aware of the urgent need for the lost to hear about Jesus.

To help us all be praying together for God to save the lost, let's pray for four people to put their faith in Christ through the ministry of our church - however God would have that happen. Whether we see those salvations through an individual's ministry, one of our larger gatherings, a child from one of our families, a YouTube sermon someone stumbles across, or some outreach we organize.  How wonderful and joyous it would be to see one turn from their sins and turn to Jesus! Let's pray that God gives us the opportunity to worship in joy and thanksgiving at least four times this year! Please, Lord Jesus!


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