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Please Join Us Here On Beautiful Catalina Island This Sunday As We Study The Word of God Together!                                                

 

Our Church Home is Avalon, Catalina Island with The Hilltop Wrigley Mansion In The Background

 

We are a non-denominational family of believers with a passion for our Lord Jesus Christ and have a commission to lead others to Him through:

  • Reaching our Catalina Island community with the Good News of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Sunday Celebration as we worship our Lord and Savior in music and praise.

  • Sunday Fellowship, as we are fed from the Living Water of God, His Holy Word.

  • Weekly in-depth teachings from the Bible for  those who thirst for a deeper understanding of God's Word.

Our Pastor, Jason Gant, teaches through the Bible each week, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse, so that you may have a clear understanding of what God has to say to you about His love and the relationship He wishes to have with you.

 

We offer you an invitation to come and join us soon!

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY > Because Pastor Jason travels by boat to the Island each Sunday morning, it is advisable to CALL 310-510-3003  to insure that our church service will proceed as scheduled.  Latest updates will also be posted here as well.

 

P.S. Run your mouse pointer over the Bible links in blue below and read the actual verse from the New King James translation, powered by Blueletter Bible.  Try it here!  John 3:16

 

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Sunday, July 20, 2014  •  10:00 AM

U.S. Bank Building Lobby

& Who Is Jesus, Really? Part 2 — Therefore, the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. (John 5:18) Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him. But Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me? "We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God!"  (John 10:31 Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is the Prophet. Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee?  (John 7:40-41)

 

Please join us this Sunday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m., as Calvary Bible Church hosts its weekly Bible Teaching & Fellowship Service in the front lobby of the U.S. Bank Building, 303 Crescent Avenue (near the corner of Crescent & Metropole), offering a Biblical study entitled Who Is Jesus, Really? Part 2 taken from the Gospel of Matthew. All are welcome to hear this message of love from God's Life-Changing Word!

 

It is early September 31 A.D., Jesus has gone to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles (God Dwelling Among Us). He takes advantage of the large crowds gathering in the Temple courtyard and begins teaching once again about Himself and why He came down from heaven to save mankind. But as they heard His teaching, many in the crowd were confused. “Is this the Messiah we were all expecting?” many thought. “Or is He the prophet, who was promised to us by Moses?” (John 7:40-41) The Jewish people were taught by their leaders to expect the Messiah, a king who would vanquish Israel’s enemies and bring everlasting peace to the land. THIS “Messiah,” however, was peace-loving, though He claimed to have come directly from God with the power to heal, raise the dead, and forgive sins – something that only God could do. It is no wonder, the Jewish leadership sought to kill Jesus!

 

Now some of them from Jerusalem said, "Is this not He whom they seek to kill? But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ? (John 7:25-26)  But others not believing Jesus said, “However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from." (John 7:27) Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is the Prophet (See Deut 18:18). Others said, "This is the Christ (the Messiah)." The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. (John 7:32) But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?" So there was a division among the people because of Him. Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him (John 7:40-44) Is Jesus the expected “Messiah,” King of the Jews?

 

This Messiah, or earthly king, would be both God and Man. He would be born of a virgin in the village of Bethlehem, yet come from Galilee. He would give the blind their sight, heal the deaf, and cause the crippled to walk again. (Isaiah 35:4-6) He would suffer and die for our sins (Isaiah 53:5), returning back to earth from heaven to reign and rule as our King for 1000 years. (Zechariah 14:1-9)  Jesus claimed to be that Messiah King and proved it!

 

 

His Empty Tomb Is Our Guarantee of Our Own Resurrection to Life!

 

When Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection in His new, glorified body, He told them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ (the Messiah King) to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations." (Luke 24:46-47)  This is the true "gospel," the "good news" that ministers of our Lord are commanded to preach: repentance of your sins with the promise of everlasting life with Him in heaven.  Your faith in this promise "comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17There is no other way to eternal life after you die.  Join us this Sunday and learn what God has to say about your future, as written in His inspired Holy Word... the Bible.  Become a REAL Christian... a true follower of Jesus Christ.  He gave up His life that we – each and every one of us -- might have eternal life!

 

Paul, in his letters to the early Church, tells us that it is Jesus Christ who saves us from sin and gives us eternal life -- we do not save ourselves.  Trying to be "a good person" or doing good deeds does not lead to salvation.  To both Jews and pagans, Paul preached "repentance [of sin] toward God and faith [commitment] toward our Lord Jesus Christ."  (Acts 20:21)  It is only by our repentance of sin (turning away from it) and direct commitment to Jesus Christ -- not belonging to a particular religion, following a church denomination, or doing "good works" -- that changes in our life and our eternal salvation are assured.  Peter  tells us how easy it is to find salvation: "Repent and  be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)   Are you ready to receive the free gift of eternal life with Jesus Christ?

 

& John 14:6

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me.

& John 14:9

He who has seen Me, has seen the Father.

& John 10:30

I and the Father are one.

& John 14:15

You are My friends, if you do what I command you

& John 14:23

If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word.

& John 15:12

This is My commandment: love one another.

 

Each week's study is taught by Pastor Jason Gant, bringing you the loving and living Word of God from the Bible, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse. Everyone is welcomed, and transportation is happily provided. Attendees at this Sunday's service will have the opportunity to ask their Bible questions and take part in a brief discussion period after the teaching. Our "Coffee & Carbs Fellowship" immediately afterwards. Please, come and join us!

 

Calvary Bible Church meets each week in the front lobby of the U.S. Bank Building, 303 Crescent Avenue (at the corner of Crescent & Metropole). For more information, please call 310-510-3003. Can't join us this Sunday? Visit Pastor Jason’s new blog for answers to your questions regarding the Christian Life at www.onepastorsperspective.com. In the meantime, if you need prayer. please call our toll-free 24-Hour Prayer Line 1-866-Holy-Word (465-9967)  And remember... Read the Book, Learn the Truth!

 

 

Signs of The End Times

 

End Times Signs Which Have Been Fulfilled Are Not Highlighted.

The End Signs Yet To Come Appear In Yellow At End of List.

Signs To Come AFTER Rapture of the Church Appear in Pink.

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&  Jer 32:37-41

Exiled Jews Would Return to Israel

&  Ezekiel 36:24

Nation of Israel Restored (1948)

&  Ezekiel 36:10-11

Israel Will Prosper and Grow Great

&  Ezekiel 36:33-35

Israel's Land & Cities Will Be Rebuilt

&  Zephaniah 3:9

Return of the Hebrew Language

&  Isaiah 27:6

Israel Fills The World With Fruit

&  Luke 21:29-31

When Israel Blooms, Jesus Returns!

&  Matthew 24:14

Gospel Preached to All Nations

&  Daniel 12:4

Travel & Knowledge Will Increase

&  Matthew 24:6

Wars & Rumors of Wars

&  Matthew 24:7

Earthquakes & Famines Worldwide

&  Matthew 24:7

Pestilence & Disease Worldwide Like HIV, Bird Flu, Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Diseases with No Cure

&  Matthew 24:8

Signs Appear As Birth (Labor) Pains: Earthquakes Are Bigger & Occur With Greater Frequency

&  Matthew 24:9

Tribulations & Persecutions

&  Matthew 24:11

False Prophets Will Deceive Many, e.g. Harold Camping's May 21, 2011 "Judgment Day"

&  2 Timothy 3:1

Godlessness Throughout The World

&  1 Timothy 4:1

Apostasy (Falling Away) of Church

&  2 Thess 2:3,6-7

Apostasy Before Rapture of Church

&  2 Peter 3:3-4

Scoffers Question Jesus 2nd Coming

&  Ezekiel 38:3-5

Russian & Iranian Alliance (Occurred Nov 2009)

&  Luke 21:11

Fearful Sights & Signs From Heaven

&  Ezekiel 38:15-16

Russia & Iran Invade Israel from The North

&  Ezekiel 38:11

Attack of Israel's "Unwalled Villages"

&  Ezekiel 39:12

Nuclear Weapons Used Against & Inside Israel

&  Isaiah 17:1

The City of Damascus, Capital of Syria, Will Be Destroyed in a Single Day

&  1 Thess 4:14-18

Rapture of The Church: The Dead & The Living Snatched Up To Heaven by Jesus Himself

&  Daniel 9:27

Popular World Leader Confirms A 7-Year Peace Treaty Between Israel & The Arab Nations

&  Rev 13:3/12

Popular World Leader Survives A Fatal Sword Assassination Attempt

&  Zechariah 11:17

Popular World Leader Has Withered Right Arm & Blinded Right Eye From The Assassination Attack

&  Rev 13:2-3

World Leader Becomes So Popular, The Whole World Follows Him!

&  Daniel 9:27

Popular World Leader Becomes Anti-Christ, Goes Into The Temple, Declaring Himself Messiah

&  2 Thess 2:3-4

Anti-Christ Exalts Himself Above All, Declaring That He Is God & Is To Be Worshipped As Such!

&  Daniel 11:36

Anti-Christ Speaks Blasphemies Against God; Rules Until Jesus' Second Coming

&  Daniel 12:11

Anti-Christ Reigns For 3.5 Years (1290 Days)

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Quick Take:  The Denarius

 

The Denarius (Latin "de-na’-ri-us" - Greek "denarion") was the most popular silver coin used in everyday life throughout the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus.  The value of the Denarius was about 20 U.S. cents, the ordinary wage of a Roman soldier and a day laborer. The Latin word "denarius" is uniformly translated as "penny" (British "pence") in the 1611 King James Version of the Bible and "shilling" in the American Standard Revised Version.  Except in Matthew 22:19; Mark 12:15 and Luke 20:24, where the Latin word is used, the Denarius refers to the coin in which tribute (taxes) was paid to the Roman government.

 

The Silver Denarius above was issued by Caesar Tiberius and it remained in circulation during his rule from 14-37 AD.  The coin was about the size of our U.S. quarter, and it is most probably the same Denarius that Jesus used when He said, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." (Mark 12:17)

 

The Denarius was not only used to pay Roman taxes, but was widely used in commerce, because of its intrinsic metallurgical value.  Twenty-five Denarii were equal to one Aureus, the standard gold coin of the Empire at the time of Caesar Augustus, when Jesus was born.  It had a value of about $5.00 and could be spent anywhere in the known world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parables From The Beach

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Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California has launched a series of short videos reading the parables of Jesus from the Bible, which our Lord gave to His disciples on the beach along the shore of the Sea of Galilee.  These brief teachings (2 to 8 minutes in length) will give you an idea just how Jesus taught and the simplicity of His messages.  Updated Parables From The Beach will be posted here each week.  Click on PLAY below to watch Part 1 of these very interesting videos!

 

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Learning how to love and respect your mate can be challenging, to say the least!  In his wonderful book of the same name, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs teaches all of us (using God's own principles from the Bible) how to love and respect your spouse.  This new audio book is a "must listen" for singles trying to develop a Godly relationship with a future mate, couples who have a troubled marriage, or anyone who wishes to strengthen his or her relationship.

 

 

This fascinating teaching tool for men and women alike is now available online as an audio book, read by the author, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, himself. Just click on the image of the audio book above or copy and paste the following link into your favorite browser:  www.calvarybiblechurch.com/marriage.

 

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Do you have a question for our pastor?  Is there something in the Bible that you are confused about? Email Pastor Jason directly by clicking on "Send Email" below. Got Twitter? Follow Pastor Jason to receive daily inspirational messages at twitter.com/PastorJasonGant.

 

Pastor Jason Gant

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Avalon CA 90704-2650

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