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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.

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.

Pastor Star R. Scott – Don’t Limit the Move of God – Calvary Temple VA

The Scriptures show us the majesty and the power of God. Whether it is creation, the worldwide flood, the parting of the Red Sea, or the miracles of Jesus, we see that God’s power supersedes all of the laws of nature.

When man is confronted by the power of God, it puts us out of our own control. No one can stand in the way of God’s mighty acts.

The God of the Bible changes not. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is still all-powerful, and He still inserts Himself into the lives of mankind.

Throughout history, there have been mighty moves of God. Many of them have seen God begin to move in mighty ways, followed by men and women who moved into extremes. The extremes do not limit God, nor do they disprove Him. Because of many of these extremes, we almost get afraid of the true power of God. We try to make rules and boundaries to limit those extremes.

Our problem is that God cannot be limited in His power. However, He can be limited in our midst. Because of lack of faith, Jesus was not able to do many mighty works in His hometown. Many churches today do not believe in God’s desire to display Himself among them. Many believers limit God’s power through lives of tradition and religion.

Do you want God to move in your life? Do you want Him to display Himself in your local church assembly? In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott encourages us to break up any fallow ground that would lessen God’s moving among us.

Hunger and thirst for God, for His presence, and for His power. Expect Him to move in your life. Break up your fallow ground, and see Him come and rain His righteousness upon you.

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 – Don’t Trust In Your Way – Calvary Temple Sterling VA

The Bible says that there is a way that seems right to a man, but it leads to destruction. As Christians, we say that we believe this statement. We say that our lives belong to the Lord, and that we want His will for our lives.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott reminds us just what it is in our lives that causes us to trust in our own ways and wisdom.

It is pride that causes a man or woman to trust in their own understanding more than in God’s. It is pride that acts in its own wisdom rather that waiting on God for His direction.

It is the humble person who is willing for God to direct their way, willing to trust in a higher wisdom than their own.

Who are you today? How much do you trust in your perspective? Are you self-willed? Ask the Lord to show you areas where you have trusted in your perceptions, and in doing so missed what He desired for you.

Trust in God’s ways. They are higher than ours.

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 – Seeing God Humbles You – Calvary Temple VA

The apostle Paul admonishes us in Romans 12 to not think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think. Yet, that is the nature of man. When Adam sinned, man became selfish and self-absorbed. Since that time, all sons of Adam seek to govern themselves, to vaunt themselves, and to trust in their own ways.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott tells us that we all need to encounter God, and to see Him in His true holiness. He makes the statement, “Any encounter that you have with God that doesn’t humble you, probably wasn’t God.”

All through the Scriptures, we see that when God showed Himself to men, that the encounter brought them to humility.

As the day of the Lord approaches, we know that men will be “lovers of selves.” How we need to have true encounters with God! How we need to be brought low, that He may be known among us!

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.