July 29, 2020

A Biblical Case for the Church’s Duty to Remain Open

Recently John MacArthur wrote a blog post entitled “Christ, not Caesar, Is Head of the Church” which is an excellent read. While we do not agree with all of the positions MacArthur holds too I will attempt to share the response here with minimal modifications to fit within the context of our local church named Calvary Chapel Fergus Falls. Christ is Lord of all. He […]

July 9, 2020

2020 Vision

Well, here we are 1/2 way through the year. I was recently thinking about the many church leaders and pastors who had a clever“2020 Vision” tagline, promising a year of great clarity for their people.  But now? Many pastors aren’t so sure about their plans anymore—and the vision they once had is no longer clear. Because of the recent events in the US and across […]

July 8, 2020

Hold Firmly to the Bible

Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. Philippians 2:16 The same Word that spoke the universe into being can release divine power in our lives!  But we have a responsibility to appreciate the Word, and not treat it […]

July 2, 2020

Privileges

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.And being found in appearance as a man,    he humbled himself    by becoming obedient to death—        even death on a cross! Philippians […]

June 24, 2020

The Ministry of Reconciliation

Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what […]