Give Us This Day

Join us on Sunday morning for church near Westchase FL

Larry Lea tells the story of his experience as a third-year seminary student who had the rare opportunity to dine at the prestigious Petroleum Club in Fort Worth, Texas. He was invited into those elegant surroundings at the invitation of a wealthy business man. After he had said the blessing, he paused as he reached … [Read more…]

The Brand of Christians

Tampa Shores Community Church celebrates the birth of Jesus with a special communion service.

Church branding has taken over in our society. Churches are starting to rely on slick slogans, eloquent speech, quaint stories, massive stage productions, coffee shops and logo aesthetics. Many believe that those things have the power to draw people to the cross of Calvary..that the gospel of Jesus Christ has lost its power and needs … [Read more…]

The Mission of Multiplication

One body, many parts. Several weeks ago, we were joined by David and Alisa Gatlin, pastors of Anclote River Baptist Church in Holiday. They are being sent out as part of Calvary Church’s X150 Church Revitalization campaign, and are excited about the work that God has for them to do in the Holiday area. Tampa … [Read more…]

The Work of Evangelism

God wants to use you for evangelism. Pastor Vergil talks about our role in sharing the gospel.

Mark 16:20 (ESV) And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs. Jesus tells us, like the apostles, to go out and proclaim, preach, teach and testify about what Jesus has done, is doing and will continue to do in people’s lives. He instructs … [Read more…]

Why Serve God?

What kind of person is God looking for?

Joshua 24:16,17a “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord, to serve other gods; For it is the Lord our God who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage…… Some people serve God only because of some good thing He might do for them. … [Read more…]

Separate Ways

Much has been said in the news lately about marriage. What is marriage? Who defines marriage? Does it really even matter? It may surprise you to know that God has a lot to say about marriage in the Bible. Over the next 9 weeks, Pastor Vergil will be taking us through the scriptures to find … [Read more…]

What happened to evangelism?

The church used to consider evangelism one of their main responsibilities. Has this changed in recent years? Do churches continue to evangelize or has there been a cultural shift that has moved evangelism down the priority list? Why has evangelism become less important to the church? Share your thoughts below! Create your own user feedback … [Read more…]

Who is the head?

Christ must be pre-eminent in your life.

And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything……. And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching … [Read more…]

What Would You Say?

The Rich Young Ruler's Wealth

The rich young ruler –  I wonder if he ever thought about his encounter with Jesus? When he reached the end of his life, when he was an old man and his bank account was full, his stock portfolio was well-built, and his trophy case was stuffed to the brim. Did he think back to the day … [Read more…]

Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere

Where do you keep God? We have boxes for everything: boxes that are long, short, tall, wide, rectangular. Boxes that hold toys, boxes that hold tools, boxes for jewelry, boxes that hold appliances and the list goes on and on. We can find boxes for a myriad of things, and the one box we sometimes … [Read more…]