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 …

Need Some Comfort?

Pastor Pat Answers, Christian Living

Comfort means to encourage. It comes from the Greek word, parakaleo which means “to come alongside of”. To comfort someone is to walk alongside of them during their difficulty. Sometimes, many times, it’s just being there. Words are not always necessary. Think about the times that you have been through a …

Suffering as a Christian: Like a Butterfly

Pastor Pat Christian Living, Devotion

This last Sunday, I shared a message about suffering as a Christian. (You can listen to it by clicking here.) 1 Peter 4:12-19 was the text. One of the greatest blessings that I receive as a pastor is to watch the Word of God cause people to grow. Over the last …

Spiritual Reflections on the Death of Paul Walker

Pastor Pat News & Current Events

When someone close to us dies, it hurts. The pain runs deep; the tears flow freely. When a celebrity dies, especially someone in the prime of their career, like Paul Walker, it shocks us, but it doesn’t necessarily hurt those of us who did not know him personally. But it …