The Case for Christ & Easter


“The Case for Christ” premieres in theaters this weekend (more
info below).  At Mount Calvary, we will be providing booklets
written by the same author, Lee Strobel, “The Case for Easter,”
that you’re welcome to read and pass along to others, possibly
as an invitation to join us at Mount Calvary for Worship and
Bible study.  We are privileged to be on the front lines of
Jesus’ church, reaching out with the Good News, to positively
impact people’s lives now and for eternity.  See you Sunday! 

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Pastor Jeff

p.s. It’s
also New Member Sunday and “Bring-a-Dozen Sunday.”

 

“We love
because He first loved us.”  1 John 4:19

 


Early on,
starting in junior high, your teenagers are beginning to hear
offhand comments like these in class discussions and even from
teachers—and this kind of missional skepticism only
intensifies in high school and college.  

 

“Christianity
is just a bunch of fairytales.”

 

“God and
science don’t really mix.”

 

“Jesus may have
existed, but the whole Messiah thing sounds like a hoax.”

 

During my first
week in college, a science professor asked for those who
believed in Creation Theory to raise their hands. As everyone
stared at the two people who raised their hands, the professor
dismissed the theory as nothing more than folklore and said it
would never be discussed in class.

 

Faced with the
tension between what they’re taught on Sunday mornings and the
predominant worldview of their teachers during the week, many
students learn to compartmentalize their faith. Jesus is in
one compartment, science in another, history in a third. As
a result, Jesus becomes less and less real as life goes on.

 

I read Lee
Strobel’s The Case for
Christ
in my 20s, and it opened my eyes to the
truth. Through it, I realized that God and science can
coexist…quite well, actually
. Most of all,
it solidified Jesus’ place in my heart and mind as Lord and
Savior.

 

This
week the movie based
on Strobel’s book
is premiering in theaters
across the country. The film is based on the best-selling book.
A journalist and atheist, Strobel decided to investigate the
claims of Christ and simply to go where the evidence led him. In his
investigation he came face-to-face with overwhelming
evidence that Jesus was and is everything he claimed to be. 

 

Please
encourage everyone to see this movie. 

 


Matty, Group Youth Ministry

Pancake Dinner – Thank You

Mount Calvary Youth and Families served a Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner for the community in celebration of Shrove Tuesday, and to prepare for the seasonal theme of Lenten devotion and service. Our community was inspired by the service of our youth and families, as well as being well fed and given the opportunity to participate in a silent auction. There was generous giving and sharing of time, talents and treasure as the meal was prepared and served, tables were decorated and cleaned up afterwards, and there was generous giving of a dozen items or more for a silent auction, along with generous donations. This event raised funds for a new Preschool playground and an upcoming Youth Gathering. Consequently, the playground will better serve our community, and students will be equipped and given the opportunities to make community improvements near the Gathering site this summer.

 

“We love because He first loved us.”  1 John 4:19

FEAR NOT!

How often do events in your life bring about a sense of fear and dread?
Holiday seasons like Thanksgiving and Christmas can easily lose their joy and delight when little things relentlessly nag at us and annoy us. Maybe the busy preparations of the season have you down, or perhaps you are reeling from a major life crisis or catastrophe.

Using Advent Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries this Advent and Christmas season, we will study the events of our Savior’s birth as recorded in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. There we will hear God’s answers to the fears that threaten to engulf and overwhelm us. 

http://www.lhm.org/advent/