Author: lsamra

Our Daily Bread

Power of Touch

  I have always been moved by the story of British doctor Paul Brand (1914-2003) who worked as a missionary in India and president of

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Isaiah

Isaiah 8 Prayer

Following is the prayer based on Isaiah 8 used at the end of today’s service.  Jim led the congregation in this responsive prayer saying the

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Our Daily Bread

Stories of Jesus

Today’s devotional captures my love of books and libraries from a very early age, but points to truth that all the libraries in the world

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Sermon Insights

My Name Is….

It was a blessing to have Marvin Williams back with us on Sunday, delivering a powerful message about Jesus enduring the shame of the cross

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Books

Two Steps Forward

What happens when we find our spiritual journey marked by pain and suffering?  When life is difficult, how does Christ lead us forward to the peace he

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Books

Elisabeth Elliott Tribute

Elisabeth Elliott, pioneer missionary and Christian author, entered the presence of Jesus on Sunday, June 14, 2015, after a long battle with dementia.   A

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Questions

Exercise in Gratitude

On Sunday, we discovered the way to avoid selling our inheritance for a bowl of soup is to “be thankful” (Hebrews 12:28). I gave you

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Books

Wrestling with Desire

As Christians, we often picture desire as a vice — a seductive, fleshly, sinful part of us that is attempting to tear us away from

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News

Happy 90th DTS!

Dallas Theological Seminary began In the fall of 1924, when 13 students met together to study under the teaching of Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer.  From

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News

Rewire (Again)

This summer our family was able to spend a week in the Adirondack Mountains at Camp-of-the-Woods (COTW) on Lake Pleasant.  While we were at COTW, Jim

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Grace Beyond

Grace Beyond Video

We have been talking a lot about Grace Beyond at Calvary this year as we continue to seek the Lord regarding his plan for our

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Poetry

St. Peter’s Day

This Sunday, June 29, is St. Peter’s Day.  It is a day for Christians to reflect and remember Peter’s martyrdom in Rome. Several years ago, we

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