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  • JULY 2015 A publication of Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo, Mississippi

    Calvary Caller

    Coming up this month

    July 4 - Independence Day

    July 21-23 - Basketball Camp

    July 26 - Casual Sunday

    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

    John 8:38

    Well you don’t have to wear shorts, but you can!

    It’s the Sunday that you are encouraged to wear your favorite

    summertime picnic attire to Sunday School and Morning Worship!

    Shorts, capris, crop pants, jeans, t-shirts, sandals, tennis shoes—you get the idea!!! Whatever you wear to church, be prepared; we will be

    outdoors in July!!

    Immediately after our morning service there will be dinner on the grounds and all kinds of fellowship

    and fun!!

    We’ll be having catfish, hushpup- pies, and french fries, so bring your

    favorite side dish or dessert and join the fun!!

    In short, it's a great day to wear shorts to church!!

    Catfish Dinner in the Gym Slip and Slide Dunking Booth

    Inflatables for the Kids

    PLUS! The Activity Room will be open for relief from the


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  • Associate Pastor

    Mission Moments

    The Lee County Jail ministry, that CBC is involved in, needs more volunteer staff for the juvenile jail as well as the adult jail. This is an opportunity to serve others who are often desperate to be told the truth and to be cared for by the Body of Christ. Training is offered and mandatory. Volunteers will be mentored by other volunteers before you are expected to teach. We work as a team. If you think you might be interested in finding out more, con- tact Al Pleasants, Missy Lunceford, or the church office.

    World Changers seeks to provide Christian youth and adults with oppor- tunities to meet the physical and spir- itual needs of others through practical learning experiences that teach serv- anthood and personal commitment to missions.

    A group will be in Tupelo July 21-24 (Tuesday - Friday)

    Volunteers are needed to assist in providing lunch for them each day. Please contact the church office if you can help.

    As we find ourselves creeping in to the month of July, before we know it, we’ll be think- ing about Fall and all it brings. It’s a crazy thing we do – always looking ahead to what’s coming up. I found myself living that life as a youth minister – fall retreat in November, Disciple Now in February, spring break mission trip in March, summer camp and sum- mer mission trip…then it started all over again.

    I’ve come to believe that we can fall into a trap where we only think about what’s to come. Now don’t get me wrong – planning is a great and needed thing, but the danger is that we cease to live in the here and now and only find ourselves immersed in the planning of what’s to come. I have to remind myself all the time of the words of Moses in Psalm 90 who wrote, “Teach us to number our days carefully...” Earlier he had writ- ten, “they pass quickly…” and that is so true. Well, what do we do, then? We MUST plan for things coming up. I know in church life (or any walk of life) it’s vitally important. But maybe, instead of letting it control our lives, we simply live in the here and now, enjoying God and the day He has given us. Would you remind me, too? Let’s all take Jesus’ words to heart – “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” Embrace the day! Jim

    Volunteers are needed monthly to provide finger food and water for the English as a Second Language Class. There are 35 to 40 students in the class. If you can help, contact the church office or Eva Diaz at: 662 401-8135 662 842-8162

  • Minister of Music

    Watch our services on your computer!

    If you are unable to attend, go to and click the

    media tab. Catch up on sermon audios too!

    Television Broadcast Schedule on WEPH:

    Comcast Channel 4 Dish Channel 49

    Cable One Channel 11 MaxxSouth Channel 20 Over the air Channel 49 Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.

    The Pursuit of Holiness “But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’” (I Peter 1:15-16) I was spending a little time this morning in 1 Peter when I came to Peter’s exhortation to the believers regarding holiness. “Yeah right!!!” I’ve been guilty of thinking that so many times before. But not today, because as sinful as I am, and while that may be an understandable reaction consider- ing our bent toward unholiness, simply brushing it off is not an option! Holy living is something I cannot expect to just happen in my life. Surely, I don’t have to convince you (or myself) of that. The pursuit of holiness requires discipline, and lots of it! Look at the preceding verses in 1 Peter 1:13-14: “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” Did you hear those verbs? They call for action on our part: Prepare your minds. Romans 12:2 says, “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” What goes in does have a direct correlation with our actions. Guard your mind fiercely. The Word, the Word, the Word! Fill your mind with it! Be self-controlled. Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) The only way my life can bear these fruits is to walk by the Spirit. Until I reach Heaven, I can count on the constant fight between my flesh and the Spirit. Surrender is always the right path. Set your hope fully on Christ. As we reflect on the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders in Matthew 7:24-27 and the hymn “The Solid Rock” inspired from that passage, we remember Jesus must be our firm foundation. “My hope is built on noth- ing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” No one else! Nothing else! You see, the pursuit of holiness requires me to take personal responsibility for seek- ing after it in my life. But before I can even make a stab in that direction I have to first believe that I need to be holy. Oswald Chambers puts it this way in My Utmost for His Highest:

    Do I believe I need to be holy? Do I believe God can come into me and make me holy? If by your preaching you convince me that I am unholy, I resent your preaching. The preaching of the gospel awakens an intense resentment because it must reveal that I am unholy; but it also awakens an intense craving. God has one destined end for mankind, viz., holiness. His one aim is the production of saints. God is not an eternal blessing-machine for men; He did not come to save men out of pity: He came to save men because He had created them to be holy. The Atonement means that God can put me back into perfect union with Him- self, without a shadow between, through the Death of Jesus Christ.

    In our pursuit to live for Christ, we will fail, we will fall. But when we do, we must not fall prey to Satan’s lie as he sneers at us, “Give up! You’ve failed again like we all knew you would!” Yep, I’ve bought that lie plenty of times, and more than likely, you have too. Let’s not fall for that one again! Instead, let’s resolutely refute that lie by acknowledging that while it is true there is no righteousness in us apart from Jesus, we do desire to be more and more like Him each day. Let’s recall that the very purpose of our lives and destination is not our happiness, or health, or wealth, but holiness. And when we fall, let’s quickly resume the pursuit of holiness as we run back into the arms of a Father who welcomes us and showers us with grace and forgiveness. (1 John 1:9). “He who called you is holy, so be holy…” Doug

  • July 21st-23rd Tuesday-Thursday


    Join us for a 3-day basketball camp for completed 1st-6th graders led by Coach Jon Ginn. Children will learn basic basket- ball skills in a fun, Christian environment. They will also have an opportunity to scrimmage and compete in contests for prizes.

    Student Ministry

    Children’s Ministry

    Family Trip!

    July 1 - July 4th Break - No activities planned July 8 - Rock on the Water at the Maloney’s lake July 15 - Super Summer - No Rock July 22 - Location TBA July 29 - At the Newells’ home

    M4 Camp July 18-20

    Connecting Kids to Christ

    thru Camp

    Basketball Camp

    Join us each week for Lunch



    Summer 2015 Family Trip - July 25

    The 2015 Family Trip is a one-day trip to Memphis, including Sky Zone, Incredible Pizza, and a Memphis Redbirds game (with after-game fire- works)!!!!

    This trip is for those who will be en- tering 3rd grade and up! However, anyone younger than 7th grade MUST have a parent attend with him/her!

    We will leave Calvary at 9:15 a.m. and return LATE!!!!!!

    Forms and more information are available in the office.

    Every jumper at SkyZone MUST have a waiver filled out!!

    Forms and payment MUST be turned in by July 10.

    $45 per participant. For those who have

    completed Grades 1-6

    Only those registered by Juy 8th will be guaranteed a t-shirt!

    We hope to see you there!

    Super Summer 2015 Mississippi College

    July 13-17

  • Announcements and Opportunities

    Bridal Shower Honoring Lacey Gray Stone