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Gospel / by Phil Metzger - 3 months

The Gospel in HD: Transformation We Can See

What does the gospel look like in our lives? What happens when we embrace the truth of God’s salvation for us? In the ancient city of Thessalonica, the apostle Paul began a church. He didn’t stay long because of persecution. But the impact of the gospel remained there in the city. So what did that look like? In the first letter that Paul wrote to these believers, he mentions to them that he is so g...

by Phil Metzger - about 1 year

10 Minute Seminary: Church Planting

"I think we really need to put our attention into going into a place and praying." Church Planting Part 1Phil Metzger, pastor of Calvary Chapel Budapest, Hungary, shares practical insight into church planting in both a foreign and domestic context.Church Planting Part 2 Pastor Phil Metzger continues to share insight on planting a church and reaching a commu...

by Phil Metzger - over 2 years

#ccpc16 - Engaging the Culture with the Gospel

Starting from far left, Michael Smith, Tony Fornabaio, David Zamora, Thi'sl, Ray Dash, Pete Nelson, Phil Metzger participate in a panel discussion moderated by Brian Brodersen at the 2016 Calvary Chapel Pastors Conference. The topic was "Engaging the Culture with the Gospel."[embed width="600" height="338" class="leftAlone" thumbnail="https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/582854433_640.jpg?r"]http://vimeo.com/175723...

by Phil Metzger - over 2 years

Modern Slavery & the Fight for Human Dignity

In 2015, Europe experienced a massive migration crisis.Hundreds of thousands of people made the heart-breaking decision to leave their lives and homes and run to safer ground. In Hungary, we had a front row seat to history. Calvary Chapels in Hungary and Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe chose not just to sit and watch but to get involved in the crisis. We set up camps and provided basic necessit...

Discipleship / by Phil Metzger - over 2 years

How to Respond to Distraction as a Pastoral Leader

This is a message to pastors and those involved in church leadership, but I believe it is relevant to us all! We experienced a new record of “interesting” in a one-week period at church recently. We had two “Satans” and one “Jesus” visit. It’s pretty common for the unusual to happen at our inner city church, but this took things to a whole new level. Two devilish distractions didn’t quite m...

by Phil Metzger - over 3 years

Love, Hate & Refugees - Finding Biblical Balance on the Issue of the Age

Mention the word “refugee” today and everybody’s got an opinion. We can add that to our list of “off-limit” words this holiday like “gay,” “Democrat,” “Republican,” “Trump,” “Hillary,” and “Muslim,” among others. (Feel free to add to the list!)It seems that if you mention how sad you are for the plight of the refugees then you must be a bleeding heart with very little insight into the geopolitical rami...

by Phil Metzger - over 3 years

How to See God's Future for Your Life

What does the gospel look like in our own lives? What happens when we embrace the truth of God’s salvation for us personally? In Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian believers, he mentions his gratefulness for them writing, “Because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake....

by Phil Metzger - over 3 years

Is Your Culture Post-Christian or Pre-Revival?

"Is Your Culture Post-Christian or Pre-Revival?" is the second video in a series from the 2015 Foundations Conference in Vajta, Hungary. You can see the first video on "How Calvary Chapel Became A Global Movement With A Global Message" with Pastors Jeremy Bair and Phil Metzger ...