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Ten Happy Years:

It all started late in 1988 when I was sitting at my desk at home in Garland, Texas wondering what […]

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Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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This Must Be the Place:

Seven times in nine years I have given a State of the Church address to Calvary Memorial Church. In my […]

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Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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Letters From the Bean Field

“And the Lord brought about a great victory.” What made the difference? One man who refused to run away. One man who turned the tide of battle and through him, God brought about a great victory. What’s the hardest part of winning a battle like that? Having the courage to take your stand in the middle of the field. If you can do that, the rest is easy. The hard part is not running away.

Text: 2 Samuel 23
Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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Life Has Been Good

The 1994 Sate of the Church Address to Calvary Memorial Church. The Bible reminds us that everything we have has been given us by God as a gift of his grace. From the very beginning our founders understood that “unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” (Psalm 127:1) They knew that the Lord Jesus is the Head of the church, and that any growth, any blessing, any advance in holiness, any expansion of our ministry must ultimately come from him.

Text: Psalm 127:1
Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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The Eyes of God Are Upon You

Our story begins in 1833 when a man named Joseph Kettlestrings, an Englishman from Yorkshire, arrived in the Chicago area. […]

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Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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Seize the Day!

The scene is a prep school somewhere in New England. On a beautiful fall morning the bright young men have […]

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Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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REACHING PEOPLE WITH GOD’S LOVE

Friday morning I did something I had not done since becoming pastor of this church. I took a few minutes […]

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Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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A FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR CALVARY MEMORIAL CHURCH

First Draft: January 15, 1991 (Version 2.30) Submitted by: Ray Pritchard, Brian Bill, Bill Miller, Bob Boerman, Terry Strandt I. […]

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Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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Make No Small Plans

Before we moved to Oak Park last August, someone gave us a copy of the Chicago Magazine’s Guide to Chicago. […]

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Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons