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    Continuing through the Gospel of Mark, today’s study guide takes us through Mark 12:18–44. In this guide, we’ll address a series of questions and confrontations between Jesus and the religious leaders, demonstrating what it means to be free and exploring how we can help others find freedom. Watch as Calvary Christian Academy Discipleship Director Steve…

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  • Mark 11:27–12:17 Study Guide

    Continuing through the Gospel of Mark, our study today takes us through Mark 11:27–12:17. In this guide, we discuss a series of confrontations and conversations between Jesus and different Jewish leaders, exploring Jesus’ authority and our response to it. Watch as Calvary Christian Academy Discipleship Director Steve Mayo invites us into a deeper conversation around…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “Gloves Off”

    This weekend, we continued our study through the Gospel of Mark as we dove into Mark 11:1–26 and examined Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as well as the cursing of the fig tree. In this message, Pastor Doug Sauder shared how Jesus’ version of power, anger, and judgment looks very different from the worldly version…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “The Revolution of Power”

    This past weekend was Independence Day in the United States! On this special weekend, as we celebrated the declaration of freedom that was made 245 years ago in the United States and the freedom we get to enjoy today because of it, our study centered on Mark 10:32–45. In this message, we explored Jesus’ revolutionary…

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  • Nueva Vida en Cristo: El Milagro de Una Vida Resucitada

    “Y si el Espíritu de aquel que levantó de los muertos a Jesús mora en vosotros, el que levantó de los muertos a Cristo Jesús vivificará también vuestros cuerpos mortales por su Espíritu que mora en vosotros.” – Romanos 8:11 En Juan 11, vemos a Jesús hacer una obra asombrosa, resucita a Lázaro de entre…

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  • ¿Cómo Sigo a Jesús?

    EL REGALO MÁS GRANDE QUE SE HA DADO En Romanos 6:23, dice: “Porque la paga del pecado es muerte, mas la dádiva de Dios es vida eterna en Cristo Jesús Señor nuestro”. ¿Qué significa esto? La Biblia dice que antes de recibir a Jesús, estabas separado de Dios a causa del pecado; y tristemente, nuestro…

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  • ¿Qué es la Salvación?

    “La siguiente declaración es digna de confianza, y todos deberían aceptarla: «Cristo Jesús vino al mundo para salvar a los pecadores»… .’“— 1 Timoteo 1:15 (NTV) Los rescates atrevidos son una de las narrativas más comunes que se encuentran en el cine. Desde Black Hawk Down, Captain Phillips, o hasta Star Wars Episode IV: A…

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  • ¿Qué es el Pecado?

     “Dios nos hace justos a sus ojos cuando ponemos nuestra fe en Jesucristo. Y eso es verdad para todo el que cree, sea quien fuere. Pues todos hemos pecado; nadie puede alcanzar la meta gloriosa establecida por Dios. Sin embargo, en su gracia, Dios gratuitamente nos hace justos a sus ojos por medio de Cristo Jesús, quien…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “Jesus Redefines Priorities”

    This past weekend, we resumed our study through the Gospel of Mark with a message on Mark 10:17–31. In this message, Pastor Jerry Sander shared Jesus’ secret to being truly rich, how we can experience life in all its richness, how neither religion nor riches nor personal righteousness can get us into heaven, and how…

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  • Help My Unbelief: How to Deal with Doubts in Your Faith

    The Book of Mark tells us a story of a demon-possessed boy who was brought to Jesus for healing by his father who asked if He could do anything to please take pity on them. “Jesus said to him, ‘If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes.’ Immediately the boy’s father…

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  • Addressing the Controversy Around the Anointing of Jesus in Bethany

    In this article, I want to address a passage that trips some people up. And honestly, it tripped me up quite a bit. I was at a loss for a bit. But then, I did A LOT of research and I wanted to share what I found in the hopes that it would help you in case you find yourself confused or tripped up by it. So here goes . . .

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “A Dad’s Legacy”

    This past weekend was Father’s Day! Together, we had a great time honoring all dads and the legacies they’re building. During this special service, we worshipped our heavenly Father and celebrated the fathers God has used to shape our lives. In this week’s group study, Pastor Reuben Ramsaran invites us into a deeper conversation about…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “Jesus on Marriage and Divorce”

    What does the Bible say about marriage and divorce? Is there hope for struggling couples or those who have walked through divorce? This past weekend, we continued our study through the Gospel of Mark as Pastor Doug Sauder broke down Mark 10:1–16. In this message, we discovered the meaning of marriage and what the Bible…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “Jesus Redefines Greatness”

    “How do I achieve greatness in my life?” It’s a question we all wrestle with as we consider what our life will be. This past weekend, we continued our study through the Gospel of Mark as Pastor Duane Roberts of our Boynton Beach campus shared a powerful word from Mark 9:30–50. In this message, we…

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  • Learning From Children

    In today’s devotional, Denise Trio breaks down what we can learn from Jesus’ example when He broke the social norm and brought a child into an “adult” conversation.

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “Jesus Reframes Our Highs and Lows”

    This past weekend, we transitioned into the second part of our study through the Gospel of Mark. After spending the last few months exploring who Jesus is, this second act of Mark focuses on how Jesus changes everything. Kicking off part two, Pastor Doug Sauder shared from Mark 9:1–29. Are you struggling with doubt? Looking…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “The God Who Gives Sight”

    Who do you say Jesus is? How do you see Him? Continuing our in-depth study through the Gospel of Mark, this weekend Pastor Doug shared a powerful word from Mark 8:22–38. In this message, we saw Jesus getting personal and walking a blind man through a process of healing, we explored the cost of following…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “True Religion”

    This weekend was Foster Care Weekend! In our time together, we heard from Pastor Doug Sauder as we celebrated what God is doing in our community in the area of foster care and discovered how you can be part of the solution to provide hope, homes, and healing for children in foster care! In this…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “A Praying Mom”

    This weekend, we celebrated Mother’s Day as Pastor Chris Baselice and Pastor Reuben Ramsaran shared an inspiring message about the impact moms, grandmothers, spiritual moms, and mother figures have on our lives. In this week’s group study, Calvary Chapel North Miami Pastor Darren Bennett invites us into a deeper conversation about how the story of…

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  • Weekend Message Takeaway: “The God Who Makes You Clean”

    This weekend, we continued our study through the Gospel of Mark as Pastor Doug Sauder shared from Mark 7:1–37. In this message, we examined Jesus’ conversation with the Pharisees and the disciples about what makes us unclean and discovered how we can be made clean in Him! In this week’s group study, Calvary Young Adult…

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  • What Is a Disciple?

    By Danny Saavedra I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that Christians talk a great deal these days about “discipleship.” But often when we use words we know only from the Bible, we don’t fully understand them. In fact, we usually only scratch the surface of what some of these biblical concepts really mean….

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  • The Holy Spirit: Understanding His Purpose and Work

    One of the most iconic, profound, and jam-packed scenes in the Gospels has to be the Last Supper. Seriously, so much happened in this one evening it’s hard to know where to begin. A Seder dinner leading up to the Passover celebration, this seminal event in the life of Jesus and His disciples took place…

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  • Public Prayers

    “The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour.”—Acts 10:9 (NKJV) Yesterday we looked at sanctimonious public prayer, which happens when our public prayers are more about highlighting our own holiness rather than pointing to the holiness of…

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  • Race Training

    “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”— 1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV) Have you ever trained for something? A competition, race, or match? Whatever it was, I think we can…

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  • Endless Love

    “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren . . . you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need.”—Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (NKJV) Certain things are just part of the DNA…

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  • Serving Our Neighbors in Parkland

    How do we respond when a tragedy takes place? As believers, as the Church, we are called to respond as representatives of God; as His ambassadors we’re supposed to be His hands and feet. And in Psalm 34:18 (ESV), David tells us what God’s response is and what ours should look like when he writes,…

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  • Practicing Faith First

    “We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.”—1 John 5:18 (NLT) Practice makes perfect . . . Ever heard that? I’m sure you have. This expression implies that if you do something enough times, it will become natural…

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  • Peace Makers

    “Do not go hastily to court; for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame?”—Proverbs 25:8 (NKJV) Up front, we need to be clear about something. God has ordained a specific purpose and place for the civil courts. The laws of our land and the authorities who enforce…

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  • Peace and Quiet

    “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.”—Romans 12:18 (NASB) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension.” But the truth is, we oftentimes settle for the absence of outward tension. Think about it . . . how often do…

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  • The First Will Be Last

    “Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.”— Proverbs 18:12 (NLT) Did you ever watch Marvel Studios’ Thor? It’s a story about a prince from the fictional realm of Asgard who is stripped of his powers, cast out of Asgard, and sent to earth because his father, King Odin, believed he was an arrogant prince, unworthy…

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  • Rivers In the Desert

    “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”—Isaiah 43:18–19 (NKJV) You don’t remember, but it was scary. You tightly gripped…

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