Tag: Christian Living

Johnny Cash: Redemption of an American Icon

"I think most people have heard of Johnny Cash and would recognize his music, even among today’s young people. He had a unique style of music that transcends time and sets him apart from other musicians. As an individual, he was unique as ...

"The Powers of Darkness & the People of God"

We live in a world which is influenced and partially controlled by powerful, malignant spirit beings. The purpose of these forces of spiritual darkness is to resist the advancement of God’s kingdom, both in the world and in people’s lives. ...

Vulnerability, Failure, and Walking On Water

"What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" That was the motivational catch-phrase of years past. Current best-selling author Brené Brown has added a significant twist by asking, "What's worth doing even if I fail?", crediting Theod...

ECCLESIOLOGY 101: Respecting Leaders and Relating to Others

"We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the i...

Were the New Testament Manuscripts Copied Accurately?

Because scholars do not possess the original writings of the New Testament (known as autographs),1 we must ask: How accurate are the manuscript copies (apographs)? For if the copies do not reflect the original writings of Scripture, we woul...

Worship & Discipleship

Calvary Chapel Worship Leaders Conference | Multiply "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:19a). The call for us to make disciples (ie… students, learners, followers) of all nations “as we are going” or “along ...

The Call to be a Pastor’s Wife

Cheryl will be leading a Training Track on women in ministry at the CGN International Conference on June 24-27! Ladies, this will be a great opportunity to meet and talk to Cheryl! Register now! *** I entered the role of a senior pastor’...

CGN Statement on Women in Ministry Leadership

The roles and extent to which women engage in ministry leadership and Bible teaching is a point of long-standing discussion and disagreement among professing followers of Jesus. In response to requests from leaders of churches that are part...

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Thursday, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the D-day invasion of France by American and Allied forces. The upper Normandy region has doubled in population this week. It’s impossible to find a hotel, difficult to lock down an Ai...

A Look at Authorial Intent in the Bible

There’s a joke that Christians here in Ukraine like to tell. One day, a pastor goes to visit a class in the children’s ministry at his church. He’s trying to break the ice with the small children and decides to play a guessing game. “Kids, ...

What is the Lord Building in Your Life Right Now?

What is the Lord building in your life right now? The Lord is always working in our lives. We might know about two or three of the things He is doing with us, but in fact, there are thousands of areas He is working in us, minute by minute...

Never Outgrow the Gospel

Martyn Lloyd-Jones tells the story of how the church he grew up in began with a great revival, but slowly died over time. When he inquired about what had led to this decline, an older man attributed it to the fact that when the revival had ...

We are CCBCE: CCBC Europe Takeover Week

As a community of churches committed to Great Commission engagement, we are excited to share how we carry out the Great Commission through our Training Initiative. Training Initiative: Equipping current and next generation preachers, disci...

Q&A Interview with Pam Markey of CCBC Europe

We at CGN and CalvaryChapel.com were able to interview a representative of CCBC Europe, Pam Markey, about the college and biblical training opportunities under the CGN Training Initiative! 1. What is the vision of CCBCE? The vision of CCB...

My Experience at CCBC Europe

It was early September of 1996, and the fall semester at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe was just about start. I was on a flight from Los Angeles, California, to Munich, Germany, flipping through a phrase book trying to learn how to say...

Support for Chabad Synagogue

Saturday, April 27, a tragic shooting occurred at Chabad Synagogue in Poway, California, —just a few miles down the road from our church, Maranatha Chapel. One woman died, and three other people are wounded, including Rabbi Yisroel Go...

To Kill or to Crown Jesus?

Jesus said He would be crucified. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life" (John 3:14-15). Psalm 22 predicted Jesus would be crucified....

The King's Crown

Good Friday is the day on which some 2,000 years ago Jesus of Nazareth was nailed to a Roman cross just outside the walls of Jerusalem. Have you ever wondered why Jesus wore a crown of thorns? Matthew’s Gospel tells us this: "And twi...

Why Was Good Friday So Good?

"For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the u...