God Rules the Kingdom of Man

Randy Shaw


Description:1. A Life Self-Absorbed (4-18) “I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and prospering in my palace. I saw a dream that made me afraid. As I lay in bed the fancies and the visions of my head alarmed me.” 2. A Life Bound To Self-Destruct (19-26) “this is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord and king”…3. A Message That Must Be Shared & Followed (27) “let my counsel be acceptable to you: break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that there may perhaps be a lengthening of your prosperity”…4. A Humiliation To Be Experienced (28-33) “all this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar…Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox”…5. A Relationship To Rejoice In (1-3, 34-37) “my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored Him who lives forever”…

The Gospel

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God’s Design “God saw all that He made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31)2. Sin“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)3. Brokenness“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator” (Romans 1:25)4. Gospel“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)5. Repent & Believe“For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is the gift from God, not of works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8-9)6. Recover & Pursue“For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose” (Phil. 2:13)

The Triumphal Entry

Brian Pickerel


Description:The Triumphal Entry

True Worship No Matter What

Randy Shaw


Description:1. What will you do when faced with the idols of your culture? (1-7) “King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.”2. How will you handle ridicule and accusations by the lost people of this world? (8-12) “Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and maliciously accused the Jews.”3. Will you conform to this world and worship it’s God’s when threatened with persecution (13-15) “But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”4. What kind of faith will you demonstrate when extreme trials come? (16-18) “But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”5. Who will you trust when you’re being delivered to death? (19-25) “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?...But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods”…

Faithful Living in a Foreign Land

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God will lead us to hard, rebellious, people and places for our good and His glory (1-3) “and the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God”…2. God will prepare you to withstand the systematic temptation the world threatens you with (3-7) “they were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king”…3. God expects you to be true to Him by not compromising His calling upon your life (8-13) “but Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank”…4. God provides victory and witness as we trust Him (14-21) “he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom”…

Jesus on Stewardship

Randy Shaw


Description:Concerning stewardship Jesus said…1. There are blessings to of offer (1 Cor. 4: 1-2)A. We are to be faithful to God with the gospelB. We are to be faithful to God with our spiritual gifts and talentsC. We are to be faithful to God with our timeD. We are to be faithful to God with our possessionsE. We are to be faithful to God with our bodiesF. We are to be faithful to God with our family 2. There are motives that matter (2 Cor. 8 & 9)A. God tells us to give cheerfullyB. God tells us to give regularlyC. God tells us to give liberallyD. God tells us to give proportionately 3. There are questions to consider (Mt. 6: 19-24)A. Stewardship is a question of affection. What do we love most in life? (19-21) “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”…B. Stewardship is a question of focus. What do we look at most in life? (22-23) “the eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light”…C. Stewardship is a question of service. What will be the Lord we serve most in life? (24) “no one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other”…

Jesus On Loving Your Family

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Ladies, love your husbands through gospel-centered respect (5:22-24) “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.”2. Men, love your wives through Christ-centered sacrifice (5:25-33) “husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”…3. Kids, love your parents through promise-filled obedience (6:1-3) “children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”4. Parents, love your kids through consistently teaching God’s word (6:4) “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

Jesus on Work & Rest

Brian Pickerel


Description:1. Work (vs. 6-13)A. Jesus Exemplified work B. Jesus commanded work C. Jesus shared the blessing of workD. Jesus gives a warning2. Rest (vs. 30-32)A. Jesus exemplified restB. Jesus commanded itC. Jesus shared the blessingD. Jesus gives a warning

Jesus on Life

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Jesus creates physical life (Jn. 1:3-4) “all things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”2. Jesus provides resurrection life (Jn. 11: 25) “I am the resurrection and the life”…3. Jesus provides spiritual life (Jn. 11: 25) “Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”…4. Jesus provides eternal life (Jn. 11: 26) “and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Jesus on Death

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Death is coming to all of us sooner or later (Heb. 9:27) “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment”…2. Death is not God’s original plan for people (Rom. 5:12) “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned”…3. Death will be defeated (1 Cor. 15:26) “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”4. Death is a healthy subject to think about (James 4:14) “yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”5. Death for the Christian is sanctification & to be with Jesus (Phil. 1:21) “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Jesus is Worthy of Our Worship

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Jesus speaks to us (1-2) “at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son”…2. Jesus shows us perfectly who God is (2-3) A. Jesus is the heir of God “appointed heir of all things”…B. Jesus is the creator “He created the world”…C. Jesus is the glory of God “He is the radiance of the glory of God”…D. Jesus is the image of God “and the exact imprint of His nature”…E. Jesus is the sustainer of all things “and He upholds the universe by the word of His power”…F. Jesus is the Savior who cleanses our sin “after making purification for our sins”…G. Jesus is the King of the world “He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high”…3. Jesus sits as the glorious, enthroned, Son of God (4) “having become as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs.”

Seven Priorities For The New Year

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Bible Intake (2 Timothy 3:16-17)2. Prayer (Philippians 4: 6-7)3. Worship (1 Chronicles 29:11) 4. Evangelism (Mark 16:15) 5. Serving (Romans 12:11) 6. Learning (Psalm 25:8-9) 7. Silence & Solitude (Psalm 34:8)

The Light of the World

Brian Pickerel


Description:1. How We Are To Live Inside the Church (v.1-4)2. How We Are To Live Outside the Church (vs. 12-18)3. Jesus is the Ultimate Example by Which We should live (vs.5-11)

The Universal Jesus For All The Nations

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God indiscrimately saves people from all nations (34-35)2. The Gospel is the only way that God saves people (36-41)3. God has appointed us, when He saved us to be missionaries to the world (42-43)

The Glory Of The Lord: Why we must proclaim the Gospel

Randy Shaw


Description:In Jesus we have the best, most express, image of God and His glory that can be seen and comprehended. Therefore, we must fix all of our attention, love and devotion upon Jesus, by sharing His gospel with the lost people of the world. We proclaim Jesus because…1. Jesus clarifies the mystery of God to us (18) “and we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord”…2. Jesus transforms us by making us like Him (18b) “and we all, are being transformed into the same image from degree to another”…3. Jesus encourages us to be grateful in ministry and mission (1) “therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart”…4. Jesus leads us in repentance and purity (2a) “we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word”…5. Jesus gives us confidence in the truth of God’s word (2b) “but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God”…6. Jesus allows us the gracious privilege of knowing Him (3-4) “even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing”…

The Glory of the Lord

Randy Shaw


Description:Part 1 - Introduction

Avoiding The Jonah Syndrome

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God’s love allows us to remember who He is (1-4) 2. God’s love allows us to remember we are on mission (5-8) 3. God’s love allows us to remember what really matters (9-11)

Thankful for the Increasing Gospel

Randy Shaw


Description:We should rejoice and be thankful to God for the gospel because…1. The gospel is received by faith (4) “since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus”…2. The gospel results in love (4) “and of the love that you have for all the saints”…3. The gospel rests in hope (5) “because of the hope laid up for you in heaven”…4. The gospel reaches the world (6) “which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world”…5. The gospel reproduces fruit (6) “it is bearing fruit and increasing”…6. The gospel is rooted in grace (6) “since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth”…7. The gospel is reported by men (7-8) “just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant”…

The Resounding Gospel: Will you Play your Part?

Randy Shaw


Description:The Resounding Gospel comes from ordinary people…1. Who have been born again (1-4) “for we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you”…2. Who receive & do His Word (5-6) “because our gospel came to you…you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit”…3. Who live life faithfully following Jesus (7-8) “you became an example to all Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything”…4. Who expectantly look for Jesus our deliverer (9-10) “and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come”…

Stress, Time And The Joyful Gospel Life

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Make a conscious decision concerning time (15-16) “making the best use of the time, because the days are evil”…2. Turn clearly and decisively away from sin (17-18a) “do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery”…3. Be captivated and find true delight in the Holy Spirit (18b-21) “but be filled with the Spirit”…

The Benefit Of Committed, Local Church Membership

Randy Shaw


Description:Commitment to a healthy, local church membership gives us…1. A place to learn how to love one another (1) “let brotherly love continue”…2. A place to learn how to care for those in need (2-3) “remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body”…3. A place to learn the true meaning of marriage & family (4) “let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous”…4. A place to grow in faith and trust God’s sovereignty (5-6) “so we can confidently say, the Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me”…5. A place to grow respect for those who shepherd your souls (7, 17, 24) “remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith”…6. A place to grow in doctrine & grace (8-9) “do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace”…7. A place to serve God through praise & worship (10-16) “through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God”…8. A place to serve God through prayer (18-19) “pray for us…I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner”…9. A place to be equipped to know and do God’s will (20-25) “equip you with everything good that you may do His will”…

We're Made to be on Mission

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God is the God of Salvation (1-3)2. God is the God of Righteousness (4-5)3. God is the God of Goodness (6-7)

We're Called to Communicate with Christ

Randy Shaw


Description:1. We should pray persistently for all people (1-4)2. We should pray passionately to the true Intercessor (5-7)3. We should pray in purity in every place (7-8)

We're Guided to Grow in God's Word

Randy Shaw


Description:1. The Word of God has the power to change us (14-15)2. The Word of God is God's authoritative voice to us (16)3. The Word of God is profitable to instruct us (16b)4. The Word of God produces maturity in us (17)

We're Form for God's Family

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Demonstrate a humble attitude in God’s family (3)2. Possess a helpful understanding of God’s family (4-6)3. Exercise a healthy giftedness through God’s family (6-13)

We're Designed to Desire God

Randy Shaw


Description:1. We’re designed to desire God because of God’s knowledge (1-6)2. We’re designed to desire God because of God’s presence (7-12)3. We’re designed to desire God because of God’s power (13-18)- In light of God’s design for us, we should ask God to rescue us from our fallen nature (19-22) - In light of God’s design for us, we should ask God to search us and lead us (23-24)

To Him Be Glory Forever

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God’s plan for you is to be totally devoted to Him (12:1) 2. God’s plan for you is to completely change/transform you (12:2) 3. God’s plan for you is to find Him immensely satisfying (12:2) 4. God’s plan for you is to glorify Him for He is the reason for all things (11:36)

Faith Tested & Measured

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Our response to weath & suffering (1-12)2. Our readiness to pray (13-18)3. Our recovery of a sinful brother or sister (19-20)

The Lord's Will for a Vanishing Life

Randy Shaw


Description:1. We should seek God's will concerning our humanity (verse 13). 2. We should seek God's will concerning our finality (14-15). 3. We should seek God's will concerning our purity (16-17).

War on Worldliness

Brian Pickerel


Description:1. The cause of worldliness (verses 1-3).2. The consequences of worldliness (4-6).3. The remedy to worldliness (7-10).

Life from Above: The Virtue of Godly Wisdom

Randy Shaw


Description:1. True wisdom directs us (verse 13). 2. Worldly wisdom defiles us (14-16). 3. Godly wisdom develops us (17-18.

The Joy of Heaven

Randy Shaw


Description:NOTE: Some of the audio from this message has been omitted to protect security of Calvary missions.When we celebrate the redemption of others, we demonstrate . . .1. That all our hearts and minds are more like Jesus than the Pharisees (verses 1-2).2. That we value what God and heaven values (3-5).3. That we are committed to the mission of glorifying God through finding sinners (6-7, 10, 32).

Thanksgiving Repentance and Hope

Randy Shaw


Description:1. We must affirm our identity and condition before the Lord (verse 14a). 2. We must repent of our sins of apathy and unbelief (14b). True biblical repentance is demonstrated through faith that leads to:A. Humility B. Continual PrayerC. Desiring God D. Turning from Sin3. We must trust and believe the Lord to renew and reform (14c).

A Call to Orthodoxy

Dr. Paul Chitwood


Description:1 Kings 16:29-34Sermon Notes1. We need to believe the Bible.Example Hiel, rebuilding of Jericho. Did not believe God's warning from Joshua 6:26.2. The suffering caused by sin.Hiel's sons & family suffered due to his actions.3. Unlike Hiel you can be saved by the sacrifice of a Son...Jesus.

Blessing and Curse: The Power of Our Words

Randy Shaw


Description:1. As teachers & leaders we should measure what say (v1-2)2. As teachers & leaders we should masster all the flesh (3-8)3. As teachers & leaders we should mark our lives with consistency (9-12)

Faith Produces Fruit

Randy Shaw


Description:According to the Scriptures, faith produces fruit. Real faith is practical and relative in any context because:1. Saving faith is more than talk (verses 14-17). 2. Saving faith is evident by action (18-19). 3. Saving faith is alive to others through fruitful witness (20-26).

Love Wins

Randy Shaw


Description:Love always wins and mercy always triumphs because....1. Love and mercy are consistent with Christ; partiality is not (1)2. Love and mercy are consistent with our new nature; partiality is not (2-4)3. Love and mercy are consistent with God's logical, providential, ways; partiality is not (5-7)4. Love and mercy are consistent with the great commandment; partiality is not (8-11)

Anchored to God Through His Word

Randy Shaw


Description:1. We must listen to God's Word (19-20)2. We must accept God's Word (21)3. We must live God's Word (22-27)

A Game Plan Against Temptation

Brian Pickerel


Description:James 1:1-131. Trust God’s Character & Promises (13, 17) A. God is not morally responsible for this fallen world, we are. (13) B. God is Holy and can have nothing to do with sin. (17) 2. Know the progression of temptation (13, 17)3. Stay Anchored to Truth (16-18)

The Testing of Faith through Trials

Randy Shaw


Description:1. God uses trials to make us more like Jesus (verses 2-4). 2. God uses trials to lead us to Jesus in prayer (5-8). 3. God uses trials to keep our attention on Jesus (9-12).

Resurrection and Restoration: The Doctrine of Glorification

Randy Shaw


Description:Glorification means:1. Our bodies will be changed (verses 20, 23, 49). 2. All of creation will be changed (40-41). 3. All of eternity will be changed (24-25).

Eternal Security: The Doctrine of Perseverance

Randy Shaw


Description:1. Do you trust Jesus alone for your salvation? (1 John 5:15)2. Do you love others the way Jesus loves others? (1 John 3:14-15)3. Do you abide in Jesus alone? (1 John 4:13-15)4. Do you have an on-going desire and practice to obey Jesus? (1 John 3:21-24)5. Do you listen to the word of God? 1 John 4:6)6. Do you follow the Holy Spirit's leading? (1 John 4:2-4)


Randy Shaw


Description:See attached outline below for sermon notes.