Calvary Baptist Church is located in Barnwell, South Carolina.
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visiting Our Website, we hope you enjoy your visit! Please bring a friend and join us anytime! ALL are WELCOME in God's House!
Our Mission Statement: "To
faithfully worship, study God's Word, equip the saints and win the lost."
Rev. Richard McWhite
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Deacons Prayer Time @ 9:10 am
Library @ 9:25-9:50 am
Forever Kids in Social Hall 9:50 am
Sunday School @ 10am
Morning Worship @ 11am
Radio Broadcast 93.5FM @ 12 Noon
VBS Meeting @ 5pm
Choir Rehearsal @ 6pm
Library @ 6:15-6:50 pm
Evening Worship @ 7pm
Monday, May 20, 2013
Church Health Task Force Meeting @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Brotherhood Supper Meeting
@ Williston First @ 6:45 pm
Deacons Meeting @ 7pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Forever Kids 2 @ 6:50 pm
Missions Meeting @ 7pm
Student Meeting @ 7pm
(World Changers Prep)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Saints Alive Luncheon @ 12 Noon
Church Office Hours
Tuesday ~ 9:30am-2:30pm
Wednesday ~ 9:30am-2:30pm
Thursday ~ 9:30am-2:30pm
Sundays: 9:25-9:50am 6:15-6:50pm
(Other times Upon Special Request)
Church Office ~ 803.259.5420
Parsonage ~ 803.259.5775
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& UPCOMING EVENTS
MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR....
The search for a church can be challenging and stressful.
Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of the
Calvary Baptist Church. Parents are looking for a safe,
biblical and child-friendly church atmosphere for their
children. Young couples are scanning the church horizon hoping
to find the support and encouragement of other newlyweds.
Singles are looking for support, understanding and fellowship.
Mature adults are looking for a place to connect, to belong
and to serve. I believe that Calvary Baptist Church offers
multigenerational ministries for whatever life situation in
which you find yourself today. Our mission is to be a caring
family of God, living and sharing God's love and the love
of Jesus Christ with all persons.
John 13:35 says, "By this all men will know that you are my
disciples, if you love one another." I hope that you will be
our guest this Sunday for Bible Study 10:00 am and 11:00 am,
Traditional/Blended Worship Service. Please call me at
803-259-5420 or email us at the church if we can answer more
of your questions.
Rev. Richard McWhite
Romans 12:2 "And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove
what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Often people wonder about God's will for their lives.
In Romans 12:2 we find three things that is God's will for
every believer. Number one--we are not to be conformed to this
world. The world in which we live constantly tries to conform
us to itself. The method this world uses is outside pressure.
It is difficult for us to withstand this pressure and many
cave in to the outside pressures of the world. It is not God's
will that we give in to the pressure of the world and become
worldly. Number two--that we be transformed. The word
transformed is the word from which we get our word
metamorphosis--it speaks of a change that begins on the inside.
This word emphasizes an altered form. A form of this word is
used in Matthew 17:2 to describe the transfiguration of Jesus.
It is God's will that you and I be altered--from the inside
out--by the power of His Holy Spirit. God does not exert
outside pressure on us--He begins His work on the inside of
us--in our hearts, Number three--God confirms His will for us
when we allow Him to transform us. It is God's perfect will
for you and I to be transformed by His power. It is good for
us and it is the only thing that is acceptable to Him. The
question comes to mind--how does this transformation take
place? Notice the words, "by the renewing of you mind."
Our minds have been darkened by the fall and they need to be
renewed. We renew our minds by the Word of God. By placing
the Word of God in our hearts we allow God to renew our minds,
one of the most important habits a believer can get into
is regular Bible reading and Scripture memorization.
Psalm 25:14 "The secret of the Lord is with those who fear
Him, and He will show them His covenant." Let me share with
you three insights from this verse. The first one is intimacy.
Note the word "secret." This word means the intimacy of a
secret assembly. It implies an intimate and personal conference
with the Lord. Not the requirement of such a private
conference--reverence. The word fear means reverence. The
question is how do we show reverence for the Lord? We obey
Him. If we love the Lord we will obey Him. John 8:31 "Then
Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in
my word, you are my disciples indeed. (32) and you shall
know the truth and the truth shall make you free." Second
note the instruction. Those who reverence Him will have a
private and intimate fellowship with the Lord and "He will
show them His covenant." In other words, in this intimate
session with the Lord He will instruct us on His ways and
His will and the work that He has for us. His covenant is the
way He has chosen to relate to us, it reveals the conditions
of being in right relationship to Him. His covenant reveals
the principles for right living. If we remain close to the
Lord He will instruct us on how to live for Him. Third, note
the invitation. This is open to all who will reverence Him.
This is not just for an elite few--an intimate and close
personal relationship is open to any one who will reverence
and honor the Lord. In other words, it is up to you and I to
determine the closeness or our walk with the Lord. If you
desire to be closer, and you honor Him, He will honor you
with His presence. The choice is up to you.
Luke 10:26-34 In Luke 10:26-34, Jesus told the familiar
parable of the Good Samaritan. More than likely you have
heard the parable many times. I have read this parable many
times and preached on it several times, but when I read it
this week, I got a whole new perspective on it. You know the
story, a man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and was
attacked by thieves, wounded, and left for dead. By and by a
priest comes by and Jesus said "he saw him" but crossed the
road. This priest did not really "see" the wounded man-he saw
a problem to avoid. Next a Levite came by and Jesus said he
"looked on him." In other words, he came and gazed at the
wounded man. The Levite did not really "see" the wounded
man-he saw a person beyond help. There was nothing he could
do because he may have felt the man was beyond help so he
crossed the road. Finally, the Samaritan came by and Jesus
said he "saw him and had compassion on him." The Samaritan
really saw the man, saw his wounds, saw his suffering but more
that than that he saw his potential. He not only bound up
his wounds, he took him to an inn, paid his bill and promised
to return later and settle up any other funds necessary that
the man incurred in his recovery. Why did the Samaritan do
that? Because he saw the potential in the wounded man. What
do you see when you see people? I hope you see the potential
that each person has because each person is created in the
image of God.
Psalm 84:11 "For the Lord is a sun and shield; No good
thing will he withold from those who walk uprightly."
When I think of this verse I am reminded of three thintgs.
First of all I am reminded that God is a provider.
The psalmist said the "Lord God is a sun..." The sun provides
light and it provides life. Without the sun there would not
be any life on our planet. Without the Lord we would not have
physical nor spiritual life. But our verse points out two other
things that God provides--"grace and glory." Note what comes
first--grace and after that comes the glory. Second, I am
reminded of God is a protector. Note how he said "the Lord God
is a shield..." A shield is for protection. God is our
protector for the evil things in this world. He protects
us from Satan's slings and arrows, He protects us from
ourselves sometimes. I am moved by the psalmists words--"No
good thing will He withold from those who walk uprightly." If
God keeps us from something the reason is that it is kept
from us is that it is not good for us. If it is good for you
then you will have it. God is out to help you not hurt you.
Thirdly, I am reminded to make a proclamation of trust, even
wheh I cannot understand. In verse 12 the paslmist makes this
proclamation: "O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts
in you!" The psalmist was proclaiming his trust even if he
could nt understand why something was held back from him.
Even if he could not understand he was proclaiming his trust.
If God denies something from us it is not because He does not
love us--just the opposite is true, it is because He does
love us that he denies it to us. If it is not beneficial for
us God will not let us have it.
CHURCH LIBRARY ~ We are receiving new books in the library.
Come inside and check us out!
YOUTH ~ Y.E.A. each Wednesday @ 7pm.
WEST VIRGINIA MISSION TRIP ~ July 26th-29th, 2012
UPCOMING EVENTS ~
May 26 - Ice Cream Social (Sunday Night)
June 8 - Cherokee, NC Mission Trip (World Changers)
July 22-26 - 10am-12 Noon Five Day Club (VBS)