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Calvary Chapel of Oxnard's Bulletin Family Happenings  November 16, 2017 New Stuff: Next Wednesday Night 11/22: Just a few reminders about next Wednesday Night (Thanksgiving Eve!), there will be no Mid-Week Bible Study; however the High School Ministry HSM will be meeting at the Shack at the normal time. Ladies' Christmas Fellowship: Saturday, December 9th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  A soup bar will be provided with all the fixings!  Ladies are invited to bring their favorite homemade Christmas dessert.  Please RSVP by signing up in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday. Blessing Tree Outreach: Begins this Sunday through December 6th.  Choose a gift or gifts you would like to buy for another person that needs help during this holiday. All gifts need to be brought back to the church during the Women's Christmas Fellowship or on Sunday morning, December 10th. Stuff from Last Week:     High School Ministry: Save the date for...

Calvary Chapel of Oxnard's Bulletin Family Happenings  November 9, 2017 New Stuff: Philippines Medical Mission: Our adopted missionaries, Bill and Vail Trestor, are planning their January 2018 evangelistic Philippine Medical Mission.  Please pray about going and contact the Trestors to apply for the short-term team. Christmas Choir: Rehearsals continues this Sunday at 1:00pm in the main sanctuary.  All are invited to join! Stuff from Last Week:     High School Ministry: Save the date for High School Winter Camp, January 19-21, 2018. Early bird pricing is now available, click here for more information. Middle School Ministry: Save the date for Middle School Winter Camp, January 19-21, 2018. To sign up for fundraisers and more information, click here. Refuge Young Adults: This ministry meets every Monday at the Shack at 7:00pm. Operation Christmas Child: Shoeboxes for donated items are being collected until November 19th. Resources and instructions for your gift box are available on the...

Calvary Chapel of Oxnard's Bulletin Family Happenings  November 2, 2017 New Stuff: Turn Back Your Clocks: Daylight Savings Time comes to an end during this weekend.  Be sure to turn your clocks back before going to bed for an extra hour of sleep. Men's Conference Speakers Sessions: Now available online at Vimeo.com. Philippines Medical Mission: Our adopted missionaries, Bill and Vail Trestor, are planning their January 2018 evangelistic Philippine Medical Mission.  Please pray about going and contact the Trestors to apply for the short-term team. Christmas Choir: Rehearsals begin this Sunday at 1:00pm in the main sanctuary.  All are invited to join! Orphan Sunday: Next Sunday, November 12th for all three services, we invite you to look through our resource fair which will be out on the back patio area.  Learn of ways you can assist the orphans in our area. Stuff from Last Week:     High School Ministry: Save the date for...

Press In - Luke 11:24-26 Jesus delivers a stern warning. It ties to vs. 17-23 where Jesus called his critics to cease their opposition to Him and instead put their trust IN Him. They were in a dangerous place. They’d just witnessed an incredible miracle all logic suggested ought to move them into whole-hearted devotion to Him. They instead came up with a really lame explanation for the miracle. Jesus warns them that to see such an amazing proof of who He is yet to be unmoved INTO faith puts them in a dangerous spiritual position where they are subject to massive deception at the hand of Satan. In the message last Sunday, Pastor Lance drew an application from this about the importance of the believer to not just let Jesus “cast out the evil of sin” but to also invite Him in to fill every “nook and cranny” of our lives....

Loving the Lost - Luke 11:17-23 In response to the critics who accused Jesus of casting out demons by demonic rather than divine power, He laid bare the utter, foolish illogic of their position. Because He was more concerned with their state and destiny of their souls than in winning an argument, Jesus then confronted them with their need to quit their opposition and trust in Him. He warned them there was no middle ground in their belief about Him. Either they are for or against Him. That you are reading this devotional suggests you’re a follower of Jesus. You’ve already decided FOR Him. Hallelujah. What Jesus says in these verses helps us in learning to view all people as either for or against Him-- either heaven-bound or hell-bent. There’s no other option. BUT: That doesn’t mean we’re to view the lost as enemies to be despised. Jesus gives us the example on...

What Will It Take? - Luke 11:14-16 It’s v. 16 we’re focusing on today. What did these people want Jesus to do? Why? They’d just seen an incredible miracle! But they want more. Some people are never satisfied. Their unbelief knows no ends. When Luke says, “they tested Him,” he means they’ve conditioned their faith on yet another sign. Here’s the thing—If another sign would have indeed resulted in their trusting Jesus, He would have done it! That He ignored them tells us, another sign would NOT have been enough for them. This is one of the things we all need to ask in our walk with God; “What’s enough for me to trust in Jesus?” The Gospel ought to be enough. That Jesus came, died and rose ought to be all the evidence we need that trusting in Him is the right and reasonable thing to do....

Letting Truth Reign -  Luke 11:14-15 In the face of the marvelous miracle of v. 14, Jesus’ critics draw a ludicrous conclusion, because they don’t WANT to believe in Him. In John 14:6 Jesus said He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Not just “a” way, truth and life; THE way, truth, and life. In other words, truth finds its origin and essence in Him. Therefore to reject Jesus is to reject truth. Truth is more than facts. It’s the reality that underlies and connects facts, making sense of them. When someone knowingly rejects Jesus, they may know plenty of facts, but they lose the ability to connect them into a coherent whole. In other words, they may be very smart, but they have no wisdom. So they will draw absurd conclusions, as these critics did in v. 15. What this means for us as followers of Jesus is that we need to...