Calvary Themes for 2021
Each year, Senior Pastor John Munro presents a set of biblical themes to challenge our staff and congregation and provide a focus for the year as we worship, study, and serve together.
Pastor Munro preached a short series of messages on our 2021 themes in January. You may watch the messages again below. Commit these themes to heart as we go forward this year!
OBEY THE WORD OF GOD
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
— James 1:22–25
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation…
— 1 Peter 2:1–2
PRESERVE THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT
Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
— Psalm 133
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call — one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
— Ephesians 4:1–6
STAND FIRM IN THE GOSPEL OF GOD
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you — unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…
— 1 Corinthians 15:1–4
By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.
— 1 Peter 5:12
WAIT FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS
…And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
— 1 Thessalonians 1:10
…Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…