Useful articles which covers Biblical principles for a better christian life.

Be sober minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Temptations lurk everywhere.  Over time cracks will form in our hearts and take us away from God. This is a dangerous place to be. God wants to protect us and restore us. God wants us to know and feel on our darkest days we are never, ever alone! 

In this message, we learn how Peter denies Christ three times. Pastor Scott shows us where Peter allowed temptations in, which leads to sin. Some of the danger zones we can all fall into are: being prideful, relying on self instead of God, becoming comfortable with the world, and following Christ at a distance.  We learn how to safeguard our hearts and identify potential pitfalls in our lives. When we rely on the mighty hand of God we will have a greater confidence and joy in our day to day lives.

I love you and you and you! Today’s society leads us to believe that we should love everyone-just the way they are. Is that just a selfish, self-seeking definition or the true meaning? In the love passage, Corinthians 13 2-7, defines an active, deeper love. Describes it as patient, kind, not arrogant, not boastful, not easily angered, and not self seeking. 

Pastor Scott shows us in today’s sermon that Gods’s love disciplines and corrects when needed. Just as a loving parent corrects their child.  Pastor Scott discusses how Jesus modeled love for all of us. Many practical ways we can practice our affection and root our love in biblical truths is shared. When applied correctly love compels us all to make a difference. God’s love can change our broken world.  

Life is hard. We all have experienced times of suffering. God says in 2 Corinthians 4: 8-12 we are hard-pressed on every side. Left at that, life can seem hopeless.

The good news for Christians is that God wants us to feel safe. The end of that verse goes on to say BUT not crushed, perplexed BUT not in despair. Pastor Scott teaches us this week that over 100 verses in the Bible talk about safety. Many of these verses are shared to be tucked away in our hearts in times of trouble. Our safety as Christians is in God. He wants us to feel safe so we can speak boldly, live confidently, and share the good news with others! In today’s message you will find a lot of hope. You’ll also learn how feeling safe is designed to prepare us to take risks for the Lord that take us into danger.

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God provides us with three broad ways to experience his glory. First, is to see his magnificent creation or just to to experience his greatness as we live life. The second has to do with experiencing God’s presence. The Israelites saw God’s glory when God’s presence came down on the tabernacle. The third is seeing his plan in motion in your life or the lives of others.

We have a glory dysfunction, a tendency to misunderstand or misrepresent the glory of God. But God does want us to participate in his glory. Listen to this sermon from Pastor Scott Turansky to understand more about what the glory of God is, and how you can best experience it in your own life.

We have several small groups at Calvary Chapel Living Hope. They meet in people’s homes and are good opportunities to study the Bible, share your life with others, and build significant friendships. Those people who get involved in small groups tend to grow spiritually more quickly and find strategic support for their lives.

Sometimes groups last only six or eight weeks because they cover a topic such as Growing Deeper in Your Faith, or God’s Principles of Finance. Other groups meet continually to provide regular opportunities for fellowship and learning.

You can learn more about the small groups at Calvary by checking the bulletin or stopping by the Information Table on Sunday mornings.

The family is under tremendous pressure today. But what better place to find strength than in God’s church. We take God’s discipleship mandate seriously and look for ways to disciple families in their roles and relationships.

Dr. Scott Turansky is on a Global Team of Resource Providers. He along with several other key leaders are responsible for the creation of this booklet as a tool for churches to help their people understand the importance of the church’s role in strengthening families.

We at Calvary Chapel Living Hope are eager to help and support you. Whether it’s support for a challenging situation, recovery from a traumatic breakup, or simply building a strong family, we are here to help. Please take initiative with us and see what other resources are available to you.

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Life can get pretty complicated at times. In fact, things can feel out of control and overwhelming. This booklet was written by Billy Graham and is an excellent tool for calming your heart. God doesn’t promise us that we will be free from storms in life, but he does offer us peace in the storm.

Download this eBook and use it as a tool to develop peace in your heart in 30 days. Each day you’ll find comfort from God’s Word to guide your thinking, provide hope, and help you reorient your life.

We at Calvary Chapel are here to help you as well. Getting involved with others will provide you with the support you’ll need to get your spiritual strength back.

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I am Scott Turansky. I am the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Living Hope Mango Tango products.

I want to challenge anyone and everyone that considers and searches for Truth with a capital “T” to a discussion of faith. No Replica Handbags, I am not afraid. No canada goose down skirt https://www.cagoosestore.ca Canada Goose expedition parka outlet fake, I am not timid. No, I am not one bit concerned about the outcome. I would like to talk with—engage in serious and deep conversation—the fierce skeptics and the silent seekers. I would like to sit and chat with those who are discouraged and put-off by church and church people. I would like to talk, face-to-face and persons-to-person with those who simply wonder where in the world God is in the midst of this mess of a culture that we have either been given or created.

Why? Because I believe the truth sets people free. I believe that God has placed in a person the need to know him and learning more is an important part of the process. I believe that an open conversation about things without a pushy or condemning attitude frees people to learn more about their potential. I believe that God wants to work in the hearts of people , to be a catalyst.

Abraham Lincoln once said Replica Handbags, “Truth is discovered through discourse.” I want to push through the limits of conventional and traditional surface conversation and truly get to the root of what it is like to serve God and to comprehend and probe the depths of faith. Which brings this conversation to you Replica Handbags, dear reader.

Dear Reader:

What is it that you seek from God? Do you seek understanding? Do you seek comfort? Do you seek God to self-identify and show up in some tangible way in your life? Do you have a particular thorny memory of being mal-treated by some person or group of faith? Do you wonder about the afterlife and how or where this might be? Do you ask yourself: “Where is God when I need him most?” What about Jesus Christ. Do you question or seek understanding of him and his claims? Do you seek to know more of Christ? Or, do you wish to debunk the church and deny all of his claims? I care about what you think and would seek to plumb the depths of your personal inquisition.

It goes without saying that I am a Pastor of a congregation and a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. My desire is to listen and to learn and to join you in your spiritual quest for guidance and meaning. In short, I’d like to help you explore faith.

Ping me. Let’s Get Coffee!

Scott

I am a Pastor. I spend my time listening to, counseling with, and providing comfort for, burying and marrying people. People’s lives are not all that dissimilar. People, normal everyday folk—like you and me—in the end want simple things.

Simple things like: happy families and well-educated kids and paid bills and steady jobs and a viable, long-lasting and enduring marriage. Believe it or not, you have been lied to—again. Marriage is doing better than some people think, according to Shaunti Feldhahn, author of the new book, “The Good News about Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce.

Time to Look at the Stats Again

According to Feldhahn, here are the real stats that govern marriage, divorce and longevity of this most cherished and sacred of all relationships:

  • The overall divorce rate for society as a whole has never been close to 50%.  While some high-risk groups have hit that number, according to Census figures the overall first-marriage divorce rate is probably closer to 25-30%.
  • The common belief that second marriages have a super-high divorce rate of 60%+ is an urban legend; the second-marriage divorce rate is probably closer to 35%.
  • The rate of divorce is not the same in the church: it is 25-50% lower, and the common belief otherwise is based on a serious misunderstanding of the Barna data.
  • Most marriages aren’t perfect, but most are happy; about 80% of couples enjoy being married, and the 20% who aren’t happy are very likely to be if they stick it out for 5 years.

Contrary to popular opinion, marriage doesn’t require rocket science to make it work; some little adjustments usually make a big difference. Here are some simple adjustments to consider that just might make your spouse’s day a wee-bit easier and gentler to glide through:

  • Communicate affirmation: Send a text that just says, “I love you!”
  • Spend time together: Take a Walk! No kids…no hassles…no agendas…just walk
  • Serve the other person: Do a chore! Lots of tidying up to do around every house…take a moment and help out
  • Give a gift: Buy a pastry or special treat! Who doesn’t like chocolate!
  • Grow Spiritually together: Come to church and share spiritually with each other.

And don’t forget to listen. Really. Just listen. Turn off the devices. Turn off the TV. Throw away the cares of this day and nestle into the beautiful and calming sound of your spouse at rest. In my mind, that is the true and lasting picture of beauty.

Join me this week!

I am Scott Turansky. I care about families. I have dedicated my life to nurturing and growing and sustaining families. Give me a shout-out. I would love to hear your story. I’m teaching this Sunday, Maybe you’d like to join me.

Scott

 

I spend a great deal of my time flying around the country. I speak at churches and conventions and symposiums all across our great nation. I address issues that affect families and parents and the level of risk that our kids face—risks that you and I didn’t even know could, let alone would, exist. There are some simple conclusions that I’ve come to in the last few years. Let’s take a look at one of these…

The Quest for Perfect

Many times husbands and wives cringe when their spouse asks them to go and look at furniture, or ‘new homes,’ or worst of all: designer wallpaper. The reason is that men and women are bombarded with programs and literature and magazine ads that push and tug at visual improvements. I’m not saying this is a ‘bad’ thing in and of itself. What I’m saying is that in this culture in contemporary America, this whole thing seems to be over-the-top.

The push for perfectionism is everywhere. The tug and nudge to spend and improve and update seems non-stop. The desire to meet the standard of ‘best’ or ‘better’ swarms around every single family. As a long-standing pastor of this community, I see the impact and effect of this kind of focus.

Let me state my intent here as clearly as I possibly can: Much of the time we don’t need the things we buy. Your home is fine. Your present car—as long as it is running and capable of getting you and your team from Point A to Point B is fine and useful. What is not useful is purging yourself of what you have and constantly looking to replace and update and improve.

I have a friend who is a contractor. He frequently finds himself in the uncomfortable position of playing marriage counselor. He said that sometimes the words and the language and the ill-feelings of whether or not to ‘redo the downstairs bathroom’ can be brutal.

Think: is your life going to be all that much ‘better’ if you change out your downstairs carpet and replace it with a brand new laminate floor?

The Most Important Things

The Bigger Picture is that your family needs spiritual guidance. Your family needs spiritual mooring. Your family needs the comfort, care, instruction and wise counsel of local people who will walk with you through good times and not-so-good times.

Stated simply: you and your family need a spiritual home. Do yourself a favor, ping me. Let’s Get Coffee! I’d love to get to know you. I’d love to find out who you are and swap life stories. I’d love to introduce you to some of our community’s best and brightest people. I’d love to share insights from God’s Word and the accumulated wisdoms of the Scripture.

One thing is a given: there’s a time coming when you’re going to need such a community. Calvary Chapel Living Hope is your place where contentment radiates forth. Let’s find time to connect and get to know one another this week. In fact, I’m teaching this Sunday. Come and join me.

 

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Ed Miller coaches the Hamilton As baseball team that went on to the USABL World Series Championship. He also attends Calvary Chapel Living Hope. Here’s what Ed says:

I love being part of a larger family at Calvary Chapel Living Hope. We worship, serve, learn and have fun together. There are many challenging issues in the world today. This is a place where we can wrestle and struggle together as we seek to live out Christian principles in every-day life.

Here’s what one of the dads of a player says:
Little does he know the importance of having such a fine man and mentor as his baseball coach. It’s truly amazing how in life special people come into our lives! This man gives of himself many hours teaching boys the game of baseball, which is really a byproduct of what he’s actually teaching them about is life itself. He’s a man of God, leading by example and we couldn’t be more blessed!

Thank you Ed Miller for representing Christ on and off the field!

We have a lot to be proud of in our community and our heritage is rich. Let me just tell you one piece of our history. Mercer County is named after Hugh Mercer, a General in the Continental Army. General Mercer was stabbed during a battle for Princeton. He refused to abandon his troops. General Mercer leaned against and propped himself up with a giant oak of Mercer County as crutch and support chair.

The Mercer Oak became the emblem of courage and determination and the very symbol emblazoned upon the seal of Mercer County. Mercer County’s history can be traced to one man who refused to abandon those in peril.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

A different kind of danger to our community now concerns me. Families are under tremendous pressure today. The work needed to protect a marriage and raise a family is immense with pitfalls at every turn. I have committed my life to strengthening families, identifying and nurturing the necessary ingredients that will make a family strong.

Some people mistakenly believe that if they can help the individuals in the family be successful, then they’ll have a successful family. Dad and Mom might be doing well in their businesses, kids may excel at music and sports, grades might be good, and finances managed. But if the family as a unit isn’t nurtured, then those successful people tend to drift apart. Relationships become tense and closeness becomes illusive. In fact, many people believe that to be normal and expected.

I’m convinced that a family can grow closer and be successful today. Blended families, single parent families, and adoptive and foster families all need the same ingredients to contribute to their success. At Calvary Chapel Living Hope we are committed to strengthening families.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

The family is the backbone of a community and it’s what makes our community great! I encourage you to stop by on a Sunday morning and check us out. We meet at the Pond Road Middle School at 10:00 am. Or, if you’d like, shoot me an email and let’s talk seroquel dosage.

Let’s Get Coffee!

Scott

3 Ways to Cope With the PRESSURE of Family Busyness

Families are under tremendous pressure today. Setting up and running a family is a HUGE endeavor. Once we get the kids enrolled in their activities, then we must outfit them, transport them, pay for it all, and attend their events. Not that those things are bad. We love our kids, but when you add those things on top of keeping food on the table and clothes in the drawers, or at least clean, and paying bill, then it all adds up to significant pressure. Some are able to handle it better than others, but we all would benefit from these three solutions as we plan, organize, and execute family life.

1) Plan Time to Rest and Enjoy Relationships.

If you don’t plan rest, it won’t happen. The Correll family did it this way. Dad and Mom with their 14, 10, and 8 year old decided they would block out Saturday evenings for rest and two evenings a week to eat together. They put those priorities on the calendar first. And, when it’s time to rest, it’s not just about everyone going to their own rooms or getting on the electronic media independently. It’s about spending time together and sharing life stories. It’s not always easy, but the Corrells report that their family is growing closer together instead of experiencing the fragmentation that pressure often produces.

2) Keep Long Term Goals in Mind But Enjoy the Moment

The urgency of the moment often causes us to miss the important things we want for our family. Our goal for our kids can’t be to make them happy. They need to develop character, responsibility and maturity if they are going to be successful in life. Those parents who indulge their children or deprive them of the privilege of working hard are often sorry in the end because their kids become soft and unable to face the challenges the real world provides. Those who are successful with family life are able to enjoy the everyday experiences while keeping the long-term goal of character building in mind.

3) Don’t Let Other People’s Expectations Cause You To Overcommit, Including Your Kids

There is a line that you cross where busyness exceeds your family’s ability to manage it. When you cross that line then relationships become tense, distance grows between the members, and family satisfaction takes a dive. Be strong enough to stand up to the Jones’ mentality that says all kids need to be in a particular program. Set aside your fears that if you don’t enroll your child in this event or activity, then they’ll be scarred for life. Sometimes it’s best to say to kids who have an insatiable desire for activity, “In order for you to add that to your life, you need to be doing well contributing at home, working at school, and treating family members well. Then we can talk about adding something else to your plate.

Of course one of the main ways to keep this balance is to have the support of a community. I’m the pastor of Calvary Chapel Living Hope. Let me remind you on this day, that there is a village nearby, just outside of your circle of knowledge that will support you and help you strengthen your family.

Calvary Chapel Living Hope suggests you center your life and home upon faith because faith works!

Let’s Get Coffee! Ping me. Let’s find a time and a place to sit, chat and get to know one-another. My life is centered in service to men and women and their families. I teach around the United States every week about strengthening families. I understand your struggles and believe that your goals are within your reach. Family life doesn’t have to be as hard as some allow it to be. Oh yes, it’s hard, but my mission it to make it a bit easier.

 

There seems to be a lot of bad news reported today in the media. Terrorism, violence, natural and not-so-natural disasters seem to happen continually. Even the weather report is often negative.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

When the news starts to breed anxiety and fear instead of courage and hope, then maybe it’s time to change the channel. I’m not suggesting that we bury our heads in the sand. It’s important to stay informed, but it’s also important to consider where we get our news feed.

It reminds me of a story in the Old Testament in the book of Numbers. Twelve spies were sent into the Promised Land to check it out before the Israelites would enter go to my site. 10 of the spies (We’ll call them Channel 10) reported about the giants in the land and predicted doom and gloom. Unfortunately, the people chose to listen to this news source and fear and anxiety was the result.

The other two spies saw the same things, but their report was different. “With God’s help we will win!” They too saw the giants but their perspective on the facts was vastly different because they included God in the equation.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Our world is challenging today, but I believe in a God who helps us become victors instead of victims. He gives us hope instead of despair. Faith replaces fear. I too am a news reporter. And I want to regularly communicate the living hope that God provides for us.

If you’re finding that the news is getting you down, why don’t you check out 150 Pond Road on Sunday mornings. I’m Scott Turansky and I’m preaching this weekend! As always, I’ll be sharing a message of Living Hope!

Please allow me to introduce myself…I’m Scott Turansky. I’m the pastor at Calvary Chapel Living Hope.

I’m your neighbor. I shop at the same grocery stores that you do. I watch movies at the same theaters that you do. I sit in traffic as you do.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

I live and work here. For the majority of my adult life, I have served the people of this area. I understand the people here. I know of the triumphs and the downturns of their lives. I have celebrated many a victory with families that you both know and don’t know. I have walked the shadow of despair with others that once were your neighbors.

Over the next few months, I am going to be posting notes, thoughts and invitations to you. My primary purpose here is to improve the quality of your life—every single aspect of it. You say, “How in the world can anyone do that!?” My answer is pretty simple: I care and I’m committed to helping people move to the next level of their personal development.

I’ve lived long enough and served enough people that I can calmly and gently say, “I know something about helping people.” I know something about the people that live in this community. I know something about the struggles and tugs and time restraints that our people face in their day-to-day lives. I also know something of how to bring relief and remedy.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

So, sit back and relax. A few times a week, you will be hearing from me. Let’s make a commitment to one-another: let’s decide to get to know one-another. Drop me a line. Send me an email. Let’s get some coffee someday soon.

Scott