Fired Up for God

Growing church in Oldsmar, FL

The message that I have for you today is Hebrews 1:7 “And of the angels He says: Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.” (KJV) His ministers are to be flames of fire! It seems to me that no man with a vision, especially a vision by the Spirit’s power … [Read more…]

God Boxed In

Looking for a church in north Tampa? Check out Tampa Shores Community Church!

On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from … [Read more…]

Living in the Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” In order to move in the gifts or actively participate in what God wants to direct in our lives towards those saved and lost we must first understand the fruit of … [Read more…]

How Can We Stop These Tragedies?

Over the next days and weeks the tragedy which occurred today at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County will be put under a microscope, scrutinized, examined and debated. As a Christian do not get caught up in this debate. You as a Christian know that legislative action on the local or national level, … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]