Calvary Road Baptist Church

319 West Olive Avenue • Monrovia • (626) 357-2711

Home of

Calvary Road Baptist Academy

Where traditional values are taught in a safe environment
Kindergarten through High School (now enrolling)

Discouraged By The Truth

First Corinthians 16.12-14

How would you feel if you had been saved for 4 or 5 years if you had learned in that time to live in Christian liberty and toleration, and if you had gloried in being a wonderfully gifted Christian ... and then all of a sudden, out of the clear blue, you get a long letter from Paul? As the letter is read to you by the pastor, you realize that Paul has written an inspired letter that forcefully and powerfully convinces you (convicts might be a better word) that you are not only unspiritual but that you are unwittingly the cause of divisions within your Church. Further, as more of the letter is read, you are shown that your inability to deal with sin properly in your family or in your own personal life has given your Church and the cause of Christ, a horrible testimony in the community. Finally, the letter reveals that you do not know anything about the Christian liberty you supposedly were enjoying. You lack knowledge of the principles of God’s chain of command in your home. You do not know the first thing about proper conduct during the Lord's Supper. You do not know anything about the spiritual gifts you have and are using improperly. You have forgotten the tremendous importance that Jesus Christ's resurrection is supposed to play in the Christian's life. And you don't even know how to take up an offering properly! I mean, after reading Paul's first Corinthian letter, your spiritual world has come down on your head. You who thought you had it licked have suddenly been forced to admit to yourself, as has almost everyone else in your Church, "Hey, I'm nothing!" And the result is that you're depressed, you're discouraged, and you're disheartened.

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If you do not have a Church home and you live in the Los Angeles area you are cordially invited to our services. Please remember, however, that the thrust of our Church's ministry is reaching the lost for Christ and training them. We are committed to each Christian being faithful to his present Church home.

Quote of the Week

The triumph of Christ over Satan is carried out in the world through the local churches ... The church is where Christ's concern is focused, and that is where our concern should be focused as well.

Max Doner

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Schedule of Services

Wednesday Bible Study - July 10, 2024 - 7:00PM
Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday from 6:00-8:00!
Saturday Ask the Pastor - July 13, 2024 - 7:00PM
Zoom 228 - "Grounded And Settled" Part 9
Sunday Morning - July 14, 2024 - 10:45AM
"Before Christ" - Second Corinthians 4.16-5.10
Sunday Evening - July 14, 2024 - 6:00PM
"The Body Of Christ: Metaphor Not Myth" Part 2
Nursery is available during all in-person services.