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It Doesn’t End Here – Calvary Temple VA

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott teaches on the subject of sanctification. He reminds us that our life on earth is not all there is to our existence. God is working in us by sanctification, so that one day we will experience glorification.

Though the world we live in can vex us, can discourage us, and can entice us, we have a hope – our hope is in Jesus and in His finished work on Calvary.

Pastor Scott also reminds us that our salvation is of God. Jesus in the Author of our salvation, and He is the Finisher. Today, God sees us righteous in Christ Jesus.

Pastor Scott takes us back to the cross, where Jesus was not only a sinless sacrifice for us, but that He also took our sin upon Himself. He became sin for us, that we may become the righteousness of God in Him.

Rejoice as you watch this video clip. The wars of this life will soon be over. We will be in the Lord’s presence forever, having received the end of our salvation!

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.

Bless the Lord – Calvary Temple VA

Are you thankful today for God has given you? Are you thankful in everything? Are you thankful for everything?

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott reminds us what it means to “bless the Lord at all times.”

If our trust is in God in everything that He does and in everything that comes our way, we can then be thankful. Truly, the Lord is at work in all things, working for our good. Though we often don’t understand, and we would have scripted circumstances differently, the Great God is at work – in all things and for our good.

One thing that trust and praise work in us is contentment. If we believe that God is working all things for the absolute best in our lives, then we can see His sufficiency in everything that we have. And in everything that we don’t have.

We believe that the secret to a thankful heart is a contentment in God’s ordering our lives. He purchased us from a lifetime of bondage and an eternity of torment. Doesn’t that make it a bit easier to believe that He is good all the time?

Bless the Lord!

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.

Fuel for Evangelism – Calvary Temple VA

There are many times when we as Christians forget that we have a mission here on earth. We forget that there is more to life than the new birth and awaiting the time when we will see Jesus face to face.

In brief, we are to endeavor to grow into the image of Christ, and to make Him known to all around us. Though simple, it is our life-long goal and pursuit.

In the midst of daily trials, we often forget our need to reach out to others. Doesn’t it often seem that we can barely keep up with our own spiritual walk?

When we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we learn to take His yoke upon us. We realize that we cannot maintain a Christian life without daily submitting to Him, allowing Him to live His life through us. We begin to take our eyes off of ourselves, and then we realize that our new birth is but a gateway to making Him known to others.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott stirs us to remember what a great work has begun in us. When we fully realize our forgiveness, we become free to go and share with others what we have witnessed and experienced. That becomes impetus and the power for us to reach the lost.

Let this video move you. Spend time in the Lord’s presence. Remember what He has done for you, give Him His praise, and then go tell somebody!

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.

Our Sin is Behind His Back – Calvary Temple VA

Oh, the incredible mercy of God!

We were born into sin. As we grew, we chose to sin. Even as believers, there are times when we give place to sin. We deserve judgment, but God has extended His mercy to us.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott reminds us how merciful God is toward us in the removing our sin. He reads from Psalm 103 and Isaiah 38 as he speaks of the vastness of God’s forgiveness.

The more we meditate on the longsuffering of God, the more we will appreciate the removal of our sins. What a great truth to know the our sins are separated from us as far as the east is from the west.

Embrace the love of God today. Whenever you feel condemned, remind yourself that God has placed your sins behind His back.

Oh, the incredible love of God!

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 Not By Works – Calvary Temple VA

Whenever you feel that you have failed God, how do you respond? Maybe you committed a sin…maybe your thoughts drew you into some kind of lust…maybe you sense a dryness in your spiritual walk…

How we respond to transgressions says a lot about our relationship with God. In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott talks about how our thinking affects us, and how by remembering God’s love for us we can be free from condemnation.

Can I remind you of something today? God loved us when we were yet sinners. He is not surprised when we stumble or fall. He is ever merciful, desiring us to walk free from the sins and weights that so easily beset us. God sees us through the finished work of Jesus.

As believers, whenever we sin we should be convicted. Not condemned. Conviction leads us to acknowledge our sin, repent of it, and realize that God has now completely forgiven us.

As you watch this video, let God remind you of the greatness of His love, as well as the power of His salvation in our lives. Be free from condemnation!

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.

Not By Works – Calvary Temple VA

As a child of God, do you often go through times when you don’t feel saved, that you get depressed at how far you feel you are from God?

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott reminds us of the finished work of Jesus. He reminds us that we are justified by God, by faith in the work that Jesus accomplished on the cross.

When we feel less than righteous (right with God), many of us have the tendency to do works – works to make up the gulf we feel is between us and God; works to soothe our consciences.

The work of Jesus is finished. He has forgiven our sins, and He has broken the power of sin in our lives. There is much to rejoice about. Though we don’t feel righteous, we need to believe that “It Is Finished”, that Jesus is victorious over all of sin’s power.

Watch this video carefully. There are some truths in this that will cause you to lift up your head, to remember the goodness of God toward you, and to rejoice in the greatness of our God!

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.

Love, Before the Foundations of the World – Calvary Temple VA

One of the things that brings the most joy in the hearts of Believers is the fact that God loves us. As our knowledge of God and His love increases, so does our thankfulness, joy, and peace.

We believe that God loves us. The Bible tells us that God loved us when we were yet sinners. It says that He loved us from the foundations of the world.

Paul says in Ephesians 3:19 that we can know the Love of God, a love that passes knowledge. This love is found in the sacrifice of Jesus and the forgiveness of our sins.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott reminds us of the greatness of God’s love. He shares of the redemptive work of God through the Law, helping us to see the beauty of the Day of Atonement.

From the rebellion of Adam, through the history of Israel, and up unto the day in which we live, redemption declares to us the great love of God.

The fact that God could love a sinful creation and could Himself pay the price for man’s rebellion testifies of a love far beyond the ability of mankind.

Oh, that we would know the love of God! Meditate on Him today. As you reflect on His love toward you, lift up your voice in praise to Him. Begin to thank Him for the greatness of His mercy, kindness, and love.

May we “be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height” of God’s love.

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.

The Substitutionary Work – Calvary Temple VA

From the beginning to the end, the Bible tells a great story – man, created in the image of God, rebelled and was condemned to an eternity of separation from God. But the story continues – God so loved mankind that He sent His Son into the world to take the penalty for man’s sins.

Can there be a better story than this? Interwoven through the Bible, we see these continual themes – man wanders away from God because of the sinfulness in his flesh, and God reaches out to man to draw him closer to Himself.

The message of the gospel is so simple, yet the majority of mankind rejects it message. Through the sin of Adam, every man innately desires to govern his own life. What is not realized is that Adam sold himself and all future generations to a life of captivity – to satan, to his own sinful flesh, and to the consequences of a world that is under sin’s curse.

We have hope today. God is rich in love. He is longsuffering and full of mercy. As man continues to pursue his own desires, God reaches out to pull him toward the free gift of salvation.

Those of us who have received this free gift are aware of the Lord’s goodness and kindness. We have tasted of the riches of His grace.

As God’s children, we are to continually share with others about the hope of salvation. We have freely received new life; let us proclaim it from the housetops!

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.

The Redemption of God – Calvary Temple VA

We firmly believe that we are in the last days, and that we will see Jesus return soon for the rapture of His Church.

The Bible says that in the last days, lawlessness will increase. We see that fulfilled more and more each day.

Another indication of Jesus’ soon return has to do with the teaching and understanding of the Bible, specifically in churches.

What do you hear from church teachers concerning sin and the salvation of Man? Much of what is being taught is centered on man, not on the true miracle of regeneration. Many teach the gospel from the point of view that man is inherently good, that because of Adam he has been doomed, but that redemption gives mankind back the right to all of the goodness that the earth has to offer.

As you can tell from the previous paragraph, there is some good and some bad in much of today’s teaching. God truly is love. He created man perfect and His own image. Then Adam rebelled against God and brought sin into the world. We will not be judged for Adam’s sin. We have all sinned, and we need a Savior. Man is not basically good. Man is depraved and will be judged for his own sin.

When the subject of man’s sin is weakened, God’s plan of redemption is cheapened. Man becomes the focal point, rather than seeing God as the Author of salvation through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott tells us of our need to give the true gospel message when we go to reach the lost. He reminds us of man’s sinful nature and God’s love and kindness towards us.

Listen to this video, and then start to meditate on what God has done in you through your own regeneration. Begin to be touched with the Lord’s heart toward sinners. Go and tell them of His great love for them.

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.

The Redemption of God – Calvary Temple VA

This Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip was taken from Pastor Scott’s teaching entitled, “Redeemed.”

In this video, Pastor Scott points to mankind’s need for God to intervene in their lives. He makes a very good distinction between a redeemed, regenerated person and those who have not bowed their knee to the Lordship of Jesus.

How do you see your life? How do see God’s plan to redeem mankind back to Himself? How much have you given to humanistic thought regarding redemption? There is very much humanistic belief and teaching concerning how a person is reconciled to God. Humanism believes that man is basically good, and through his own efforts can change his or her own life.

Pastor Scott shares with us very clearly what is the state of the ungodly. He reminds us of man’s total depravity and of God’s great love.

As you watch this video clip, trust that the Lord will give you His heart for those who are lost. Allow Him to teach you His will and to give you a burden for those who are opposed to His Lordship.

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.