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Accepted in the Beloved – Calvary Temple VA

The Blood of Jesus. We sing about the blood of Christ. In communion, we partake of that blood. In old-time Pentecostal circles we would “plead the blood.”

In many of our lives, we take the blood of Jesus for granted. It has almost become common to us. I don’t think that we do it necessarily in a casual way, but we don’t spend much time meditating what that blood has afforded us and how great an access we have received to God through the blood of Jesus.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott reminds us of the blood of Jesus and how great an effect it works in our lives. We can do nothing in our own strength. It is through the blood of Jesus that we are saved, we are made righteous, and that we have the power to take up our cross and follow Him.

As you watch this video clip, meditate on the greatness of the sacrifice of Jesus. He shed His own sinless blood, that we may be accepted in Him. As you meditate, begin to worship Him. Maybe a good song to sing would be –

“There is power, power, wonder working power, in the blood of the Lamb…”

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Redeemed: Bought With A Price – Calvary Temple VA

Redeemed.

“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20

The message of the gospel is simple – we were born into sin, because of the sin of the first man Adam. Mankind is held under the power of sin, totally incapable of becoming free. God loved mankind so much that He gave His Son Jesus to die on this earth, to pay the penalty for the sin of all mankind. When we believe this and submit to His Lordship, we become His child. Simple, yet rich and powerful.

God redeemed us back to Himself. We were once His treasured possession, until Adam rejected God. God so wanted us to be His that He redeemed us (bought us back).

When we become God’s child, we live our lives for His purposes. We live to bring Him glory – in our body (actions) and in our spirit (worship, submission).

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott lays out for us the simplicity of God’s work in us. Listen carefully. Remember how great a work God has done on our behalf. Live for Him, to glorify Him in all things.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Be Encouraged in What Jesus Did – Calvary Temple VA

How often do you get discouraged? Are you discouraged by the world around you? Maybe your discouragement is based on circumstances or on some trial that you are going through.

This earth can be a very discouraging place. Lawlessness is on the increase, disease and famine show no signs of ceasing, and the world is becoming a powder keg. There are “wars and rumors of wars…”

What do you try to do to encourage yourself? Do you watch television, play games, find a way to be entertained, or maybe turn to food for comfort?

Without Jesus, this world is hopeless and is doomed. The Bible tells us that the earth is reeling like a drunken man, and that it is waiting for its day of redemption.

As Christians, we can take great hope in believing that all things are under the control of God. He orders all things, and He is working everything for the good of His Kingdom and of His children.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott reminds us about the finished work of Jesus’ blood. Only through His work on the cross do we have any hope of strength for today. nor hope for what tomorrow holds. The return of Jesus to redeem us from this earth is truly our “blessed hope.”

Let your heart be encouraged by this video clip. Go to our website and listen to the teaching in its entirety. Allow the Lord to fill you with hope and with a confidence in His love for you. After you do this, drop us a note to share with us what the Lord has done in your life. Testify to His goodness.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Regeneration Pursues Sanctification – Calvary Temple VA

“True regeneration necessitates the pursuit of sanctification. You don’t just remain in the infant regenerate state.”

This is how Pastor Scott begins the teaching in this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip.

What is your view of regeneration? What truly happens at the new birth of a Christian? Although we become a new creature, we then begin on a path of self-denial in our Christian walk.

As Pastor Scott shares in this teaching to the Calvary Temple church family, sanctification is the process of being set apart wholly to God. It includes learning to die to self, where self is no longer preeminent in us.

Because we live in a religious world where most people hold onto their old ways of living, true regeneration is seldom sought. People receive a relieving of guilt, a new purpose in life, and a corporate identity with others who have believed the same.

As we look at our examples in the New Testament, we see that being born again really produced changed lives. Former ways and treasures fell away as the infant Christian began to learn the ways and the love of God. These were a people who were truly being set apart to God as the sanctifying processes of the Holy Spirit began to emerge.

How much have our lives changed since we bowed our knee to Jesus? Are we putting on the “new man”, which is created in the image of God? As you watch this video clip, believe that you will receive a new hunger for God, and a desire to be conformed into His image.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Pastor Star R. Scott – Powerful Witnesses – Calvary Temple VA

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott begins with a very provoking question – “When we are out sharing with people the resurrection of Jesus, are we also providing resurrection power in evidence?”

Wow! That really goes to the heart of the gospel. As the Apostle Paul shared, his gospel was not just in word, but was also in demonstration. In Acts 1:8, Jesus promised that we would be endued with power from the Holy Spirit through His baptism. He told the disciples that this power would enable them to be witnesses unto Him.

How confident are we in the power of the Holy Spirit within us? Do we possess Him in doctrine only? Do we believe that He will express the resurrected Jesus through us?

For many years, Pentecostal believers have had the baptism with the Holy Spirit as a great part of their identity. We truly believe in this “subsequent grace” being available to all believers. However, do we let Him work through us? Do we trust that He will empower us daily to walk in lives of holiness and power?

Let us take stock of what we believe, and also of what we live. Trust the Lord today to fill you once again. Believe that He will empower you for His work and for His glory.

“Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…”

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Pastor Star R. Scott – Cessation is Not Biblical – Calvary Temple VA

Sometimes we need to step back and ask ourselves – “Why do I believe what I believe?” Is what you believe about God and the Bible based on how you grew up? Is it based on what your parents believe? Maybe what you believe is based on your own experience?

If you are a Pentecostal believer, why do you believe in the “baptism”, the infilling with God’s Holy Spirit? Is it because the Scriptures have shown you? Is it just because of what you’ve heard a teacher say?

If you are a Cessationist, why do you believe that the supernatural working of the Holy Spirit through the lives of believers has ceased? Is it because you see it clearly in the Bible? Is it because of what you have heard Bible teachers declare?

We are a ministry that believes that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever as it concerns the Holy Spirit working in our lives. We believe that when Peter said the Promise of the Holy Spirit is even to “all that are afar off”, it includes the Church 2000 years later. We believe that the Scriptures are very clear in this. We believe that the Lord calls His Church to move in the same power that gave it birth on the Day of Pentecost.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott reminds us of the heritage of the Church and what is available to us today by God’s Holy Spirit.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Pastor Star R. Scott – The Danger of Wealth – Calvary Temple VA

“In God We Trust”

Do we? As a nation, we have this slogan on our coins, yet it has become just another social issue on which to differ.

As Christians, we want to believe that we do trust in God. He has saved us from our sins; He is working His will in our lives; our steps are ordered of the Lord. Yet do we trust in God?

America is the wealthiest nation in the world. Our abundance has done much to erode our trust in God for our “daily bread.” We have insurance policies, credit cards, and pantries filled with food. And not all of these things are wrong. What we have to determine is whether or not we put our trust in them.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott asks us what we would do if everything was taken away from us. We would love to all say that we would still have our faith in God. But how much time do we spend meditating on what we perceive as needs? How much trust do we have for the political system and our right to challenge national issues?

Where do we place our trust? God is working in us whatever He sees as necessary to bring us to a greater faith in Him.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Sword of the Spirit website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.