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Exalt His Name Together – Calvary Temple VA

What should we do when circumstances are completely against us and are out of control? “Bless the Lord at all times.”

What should we do when it seems that we are stagnant or dry in our Christian walk? “Bless the Lord at all times.”

Because God is worthy, because He is good, because He is in control of our lives, and because He loves us, we should bless Him always. We should magnify His Name, we should lift up our voices to Him in thanksgiving and honor.

But how can I do that? Everything is stacked up against me, and I am at the lowest point in my whole Christian life. I war with trials without and temptations within. How can I bless the Lord?

We can bless the Lord by faith. We can lift him up, because He is greater than any trial. He is in full control of our lives, and compared to eternity these are but light afflictions.

Don’t lose sight of eternity in your trials. Remember that heaven is our home, Jesus is our reward, and that we will see Him soon if we endure to the end. Remember that He redeemed our lives from destruction.

Take your eyes off of yourself and your momentary trials. Lift your eyes toward the heavens and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Have Faith in God – Calvary Temple Sterling VA

As Christians, one important topic for us to hold onto is the subject of faith. (“For by grace are you saved through faith…” “Without faith it is impossible to please God…)

For the last 40 years, much of the church has focused on the subject of faith. The word “faith” has inspired movements, has become the foundation of ministries, and has found its way into countless church names.

Jesus said, “Have faith in God.”

Where is our faith today? Do we have faith in God? In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott helps us to see faith in its proper perspective. He reminds us that our faith is to be in God – in His person, in His Word, in His purposes in our lives.

If our faith is in God, then we don’t have to comprehend how He works in our lives. We trust Him through any circumstance and every situation. God is good in all things, and at all times.

In one very important quote in this clip, Pastor Scott shares with us that we “need to be as excited about God’s sovereign will as we are about His revealed will and His manifest will.”

In your quiet time with God today, meditate on that statement. Begin to thank and praise the Lord for His goodness and His ability to work all things together for our good, according to His purposes and promises.

Have faith in 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.

Who We Are In Jesus – Calvary Temple VA

Who are we in this world? The Bible gives us quite a bit of insight into who we are as fallen creatures, sons and daughters of Adam. Yet the Word of God also tells us who we have become as sons and daughters of the Second Adam.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott stirs us up to see what has been accomplished in us through the redemption of Jesus. He also reminds us that these are not natural things, but are given to us through God’s Holy Word.

Do you see yourself today like the Israelites saw themselves in the wilderness? When you view your circumstances, do you see yourself as a grasshopper and your trials as giants?

The Bible declares that we are sons of God, we are His heirs, that we have been raised with Him to sit together with Him on His throne, and that we have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness.

Let us shake ourselves today and see the hope of our calling. Let us meditate on the Word of God and remember who we have become in Jesus. Let us walk in the Spirit of God and become as Joshua and Caleb, believing that if God is for us, none can stand against us.

Let us ask the Lord to help us to change how we see ourselves.

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.

Satan Comes Immediately – Calvary Temple VA

One of the things that the Lord Jesus has invested in His Church is the ability to effectually make war in the heavenly realm, to see captives set free, and to see His Kingdom displayed in power.

The average Spirit-filled believer doesn’t spend time each day preparing to be used mightily of God. By His grace, the Lord brings a stirring into our hearts, sometimes through our time spent in His Word, sometimes through the teaching of our pastors, and sometimes when we are in the Lord’s presence. We awaken to His desires, we see afresh the power that is available to us, or we are touched deeply for the lives of people we know who are not born again.

It is during these times that we feel stirred to action. God’s promises are alive in us again, our hope is renewed, and we are ready to go forth in His Name.

Sadly, there are many times when this stirring doesn’t last very long. The enemy comes immediately to try to bring distractions or discouragements. If we give in to him in these times, we will remain weak and impotent, unable to effect that which God purposes for us.

We believe that this Sword of the Spirit 180 video will encourage you to action. Pastor Scott reminds us of the greatness of our God. He points us back to the Word of God and the promises that will strengthen us and encourage our faith.

It is the Lord’s will that we go forth in the power of His Holy Spirit. After watching this video clip, ask the Lord to ignite His flame within you. Go forth and conquer for Him, in the mighty Name of Jesus!

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.