Worship Shift

Shortly after Jesus’s death, thousands of Jews in Jerusalem and the surrounding region began abandoning at least five cherished beliefs and practices. The beliefs and practices they abandoned had been taught to them from childhood by their rabbis and parents. They were beliefs and practices that had given them their national identity and allowed them to be accepted by society. They were beliefs and practices that had even given them a supposed right standi...

From Cowards to M...

When Jesus was arrested and led away to be crucified, the Gospels tell us that His disciples… fled in fear (Matthew 26:56) went into hiding (John 20:19) lost hope (Luke 24:21)    A short time later, we read that something amazing happened. These same fearful men went through a dramatic transformation. Within a few weeks of Jesus’s crucifixion, these same men were standing face to face with the people who had crucified their leader, preaching that Jesus was...

Easter(n) Europe

I just spent the last two weeks in Eastern Europe, where I had the opportunity to take 7 men to do an outreach and help facilitate the Calvary Chapel Romanian Transform conference. Because of the date of the Romanian Easter, we celebrated the resurrection of Christ twice this year! Once at Calvary Everett and a week later in a city called Cluj, Napoca. Let me share with you why this was an Easter I will never forget. On our first night of outreach in Cluj ...

The Explosion of ...

As you survey the New Testament, it’s easy to see that Jesus made history’s most radical claims (John 6:35, John 8:46, John 8:58, John 10:27-28, John 14:6, 9, Matthew 9:2, John 14:15). Even a cursory reading of the four Gospels reveals that Jesus claimed to be a whole lot more than a “good teacher,” “spiritual leader,” or a “prophet.” Search the writings of the world’s religions and you’ll never read anything like Jesus’s claims on the lips of Buddha, Muha...

We Come

Shannon Quintana is a wife, mom and worship leader. Quintana has been singing songs as long as she can remember. She started playing piano and guitar after being shown a few chords by her father when she was a pre-teen. By the time she entered high school, Quintana was singing on the worship team at church and eventually began leading a worship team. Her first self-titled CD was released in 2006 and she just recently release a new CD. Quintana is the worsh...

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