Why is there Suffering in the World?

Pastor Pat Answers, Christian Living, Issues, Sermon Reflections, Testimony

This past Sunday at Calvary Chapel I continued our “Big Questions of Life” Series by considering the important question. “Why is there suffering in the world?” I, like you, am no stranger to suffering. My mom died my senior year of high school. My sister died of breast cancer a …

What happens after death?

Pastor Pat Answers, Issues

I’ve been getting ready to preach a sermon at Calvary Chapel Oakville in our “Life’s Big Questions” series about death, specifically what happens after death. As part of that sermon, I am going to deal with common perceptions that people have about what happens after you die; beliefs like reincarnation …

Four Ways to Keep Yourself from Falling Into Sin

Pastor Pat Issues

I have been asking recently, “How do I keep myself from falling into sin?” Counting the┬ápeople that I know in ministry that have made some pretty massive mistakes, losing their ministries in the process, averages out to about one every two years. These are not all “big names”; most are …

Some Calvary Chapel Links Regarding The “Strange Fire” Controversy

Pastor Pat Bible Study, Issues

One of the core distinctives of Calvary Chapel is our openness to the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit, without compromising the importance and centrality of the teaching of the Word of God in a casual and relaxed style. Recently, at the church I pastor, Calvary Fellowship, we have …

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Bill Nye and Ken Ham’s Upcoming Debate: Could it Lead to Conversion?

Pastor Pat Issues, News & Current Events

I believe the Bible is true. It is God’s Word. I believe God created the world in six days. I have been to Answers in Genesis Creation Museum. I have heard Ken Ham speak and have often used the resources on his ministry’s website. On February 4, Mr. Ham will …