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Calvary Baptist Church of Gaylord, MI

Calvary Baptist Church of Gaylord, MI

By James Huber
Sunday morning sermons from Calvary Baptist Church in Gaylord, MI
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The power of prayer
From Act 1:12-14. This is the final message from Jim Huber as he ends his 7 years of service to Calvary Baptist Church.
May 15, 2022
Mother’s Day 2022
A message for Mother’s Day 2022. The reference is from Proverbs chapter 1 v 7-9, “…forsake not the law of my mother…”
May 08, 2022
Lord, what shall we do?
How should we seek God’s will for our lives?
May 01, 2022
Checking your core temperature
A quick overview of the core doctrines of biblical Christianity.
April 24, 2022
Easter message 2022
“From weeping to celebration”
April 17, 2022
Good Friday message
“Tetelestai” - It is Finished!
April 16, 2022
If Christ be not raised, then your faith is in vain
from 1st Corinthians 15:12-18. The literal, physical resurrection is the centerpiece of our faith. An un-raised Christ is no Christ at all.
April 03, 2022
Lessons from Job
The Lord giveth and the Lord take the away; blessed be the name of the Lord
March 28, 2022
What does the Bible say about hell?
A discussion of six common myths about hell. These myths are based on a recent article by Lesli White, and I have expanded on them for the purposes of this message.
March 20, 2022
The heavens declare the glory of God
various thoughts on the 19th Psalm, some borrowed from the writings of Mark Barber.
March 13, 2022
Using your spiritual gifts
from Ephesians 4
February 27, 2022
Don’t look back
from Genesis chapter 19
February 20, 2022
Two very special words
from Ephesians 2:1-5, “but God…”
February 13, 2022
The Ordo Salutis
from Romans 8:28-31. What is taking place (in the actions of the Holy Spirit) before you were saved by God’s Grace? This is the topic of this morning’s message.
February 06, 2022
Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD
From Genesis 6:1-8. Why did God bring the destruction of the earth and all life while choosing to spare Noah and his family? This is our discussion in today’s sermon
January 30, 2022
The alpha and omega of human life
A message for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in the year 2022. Please note: there are some closing comments which follow the piano accompaniment (which was with a video slide show).
January 23, 2022
Gender and Genesis
What does scripture say about God’s design for the genders and for marriage? This is the question we must ask, not what do we wish it said or what do we want it to say. Genesis 1:26-28 is the key text for this message.
January 16, 2022
What is Truth?
How should define truth? Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Can we know the different between truth and error? These are the topics that Pastor Jim Huber will attempt to address n his first message of 2022.
January 09, 2022
The last call
Guest speaker Pastor Joe Sereno brings a message from Revelation 1:1-11
January 02, 2022
Out with the old and in with the new
Thoughts about the coming new year, for both individuals and us as a local church
December 26, 2021
Christmas Eve message
from Luke chapter 2
December 25, 2021
Of his kingdom there shall be no end
The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary in Luke 1:26-33. What he told her was news that changed the world.
December 19, 2021
Three things about the birth of Christ
focused on Luke 2:12
December 12, 2021
The Grinch and the Gospel
A somewhat sentimental look at the elements of broader truth found in this famous children’s story, along with the need for us to recognize the missing element.
December 05, 2021
A Baptist lens on Advent
Is there value in observing a personal sense of Advent? This morning, we ask the question.
November 28, 2021
A biblical concept of thankfulness
from Ephesians 4:4-9 (a famous passage)
November 21, 2021
The transfiguration of Jesus
From Luke 9:28-36, with parallel passages found in Mark 9 and Matthew 17. Scriptures tells us what, when, where, and who. This morning we will also discuss the why and how of this amazing event.
November 14, 2021
The E-Team: Ezekiel part 2
Final episode in this series of messages on key individuals from the Old Testament whose name began with the letter “E”.
November 07, 2021
The E-Team: Ezra
An overview of the key historical and theological details from the book of Ezra in the Old Testament.
October 31, 2021
Consider Thy Ways
from Haggai chapter 1. Bryan Wilson is our guest speaker this morning
October 24, 2021
The E-Team: Esther
Week 3 of our sermon series on the key figures from the Old Testament whose name begins with the letter “E”. Today, we focus on Esther.
October 17, 2021
The E-Team: Elisha
This message covers the transition from Elijah to Elisha, and the first three miracles which support the reality that he the successor prophet. (2 Kings:9-15 is our jumping off point)
October 10, 2021
The E-Team: Elijah
Today begins a new series of messages on key figures from the old testament whose names begin with the letter “E”. In this edition, we talk about Elijah (1 Kings 17:1-7)
October 03, 2021
The power of the words we say
from James 3:1-8
September 26, 2021
The E-Team Ezekiel part 1
from Ezekiel 37. The valley of dry bones
September 19, 2021
Remembering 9/11, twenty years later
A look at how we deal with the reality that evil exists while still acknowledging that God is good.
September 12, 2021
Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
from Luke 18:9-14
September 05, 2021
What does the Bible say about work?
from the creation account in Genesis 1 and 2
September 05, 2021
Parable of the rich fool
from Luke 12:13-21
August 22, 2021
Parable of the mote and the beam
from Matthew 7:1-6
August 15, 2021
Parable of the Harvest Fields
from Matthew 9:35-38 God calls all of us to some role in the building his kingdom. How is He calling you to serve?
August 08, 2021
Parable of the Talents
from Matthew 25:14-30
August 01, 2021
Parable of The Good Samaritan
2nd message in this sermon series on “The Parables of Jesus”. This message asks us to consider if our desire to minister to others is really what we think it is. Are we like the Samaritan man, or more like the Priest or the Levite?
July 25, 2021
The 4th man in the furnace
from Daniel chapter 3. Pastor Joe Sereno (Chaplain with Hospice of Michigan) offers this encouraging message about God’s power and faithfulness during our times of great difficulty.
July 18, 2021
Paul's thorn in the side
from 2nd Corinthians 12:1-10 Bryan Wilson,  guest speaker (audio level is low -  turn playback volume up full)
July 11, 2021
Our Christian Independence Day
Contrasting our nation’s freedom with our freedom in and through Jesus Christ. The point is :be an American, but even more, be a true Christian.
July 04, 2021
Parable of The Unforgiving Servant
The Apostle Peter struggled with the matter of how many times he should forgive a fellow believer who has wronged him. In this parable, Jesus gives us an answer that provides a look into the kingdom of heaven. I hope you enjoy this message because it challenges all of us, myself included, to “forgive those who trespass against us”.
June 27, 2021
He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord
from 1 Corinthians 1:27-31
June 20, 2021
Ensure, assure, and insure
This is a message of the “trinity of hope” in which God keeps his promises.
June 13, 2021
Are we saved by works, or saved onto good works?
The faith versus works debate has been a cause of tension ever since the time of Christ. This morning, we will try to find out what the Bible really says about this issue
June 06, 2021
For the Christian, every day is Memorial Day
1 Timothy 3:16 God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
May 30, 2021
“The great commission and the great omission” Matthew 28:16-20
Why do churches generously support missions in faraway lands, but are almost unknown in their local communities. Today we examine this topic.
May 23, 2021
Does God help those who help themselves?
A look at this well known but often misunderstood phrase (which is not in the Bible but many people presume it is found there)
May 16, 2021
What is so amazing about grace?
A message aimed at better understanding the difference between grace and justice. This includes some audio of RC Sproul explaining it as only he could do.
May 09, 2021
The names and titles of Jesus
Over 200 names and titles are given in the Old and New testaments. Isaiah 9:6 is the opening reference
May 02, 2021
The Five Solas of biblical Christianity
The pillars of the Protestant Reformation were the belief that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, based on the teaching of Scripture alone, through Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. This message explores the meaning of these five solas.
April 25, 2021
A time for all seasons
from the famous passage in Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
April 18, 2021
Easter message
Message title: “The stone was rolled away” (from John 20:10-18)
April 04, 2021
Good Friday message
What really happened at the cross? Matthew 16:21-25
April 02, 2021
The time for sitting the fence is over
A Palm Sunday message
March 28, 2021
Where was Jesus for the time between his death and his resurrection?
The Bible is not entirely clear on this matter, but does provide some clues to help us better understand this issue. In other words, this message seeks to define the parameters of a proper answer.
March 21, 2021
“Why did Jesus have to die” ?
as described from Matthew 26 (in the Garden of Gethsemane).
March 14, 2021
The new Heaven and new Earth
Revelation 21:1-7. After the time of Christ’s millennial reign here in the Earth, then what? That is our question for this message.
March 07, 2021
The Seven Churches of Revelation, part two
From Revelation chapter 3, the letters to Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicia. Here what Jesus had to say 1925 years ago and how it speaks to us today.
February 28, 2021
The Seven Churches of Revelation, part two
What can we learn from Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodecia? (Rev. chapter 3)
February 21, 2021
The Book of Revelation, an overview
Rev 1:1-6. A quick flyover of the main themes of this famous letter to the 7 churches in Asia Minor (written about the year 95AD).
February 14, 2021
Context, meaning, and the Mark of the Beast
from Revelation 13. For some reason, the final two minutes of this message was not recorded which results in a somewhat abrupt ending. However, all the major points had already been made 👍
February 07, 2021
Understanding our liberty in Christ
from Galatians 5:13-16. Subtitle might be “it is a thin line to walk between legalism and liberalism”. Paul instructs us to “Walk in the spirit” so we do not fall into either of those two errors.
January 31, 2021
Who are you angry with?
from Jonah chapter 4
January 24, 2021
Life, what a beautiful choice
Sanctity of Life Sunday 2021
January 24, 2021
The four states of sin
A different way of grasping the nature and the history of human sin, along with the future of where it leads. Pastor Jim Huber preaches this message on Jan 10, 2021
January 10, 2021
Hope for the new year
from Philippians 2:12-16 and many other passages.
January 03, 2021
Christmas Eve 2020
Traditional Christmas Eve service here at Calvary in Gaylord, MI
December 25, 2020
To all people
from Luke 2:1-14
December 20, 2020
The Roots of Christmas
from John 1:14 ... and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us ...
December 13, 2020
Star of wonder, might, and beauty bright
Discussion from Matthew chapter 2 as we begin our series of messages focused on our celebration of the birth of Christ.
December 06, 2020
Seek ye my face
from Psalm 27, and including a reference to the poetic work “High Flight” (...slip the surely bonds of Earth... to touch the face of God)
November 29, 2020
Unexpected guests for dinner
A Thanksgiving message, heavily referencing the “Miracle of the Feeding of the 5000” from Mark 6
November 22, 2020
What kind of soil are you?
from the Parable of Four Soils (in Mark 4)
November 15, 2020
Renewing our focus
from 1 Peter 2:13-17
November 08, 2020
The sin that shall not be forgiven
What does it mean to “blaspheme the Holy Spirit”? from Mark 3:22-30
November 01, 2020
Hardening of our spiritual arteries
from Mark 3:1-6
October 25, 2020
Who Am I?
from 1st Chronicle 17
October 11, 2020
Revisiting a very current issue
from 1st Corinthians 6 and Romans 13
October 04, 2020
“Become as little children”
from Matthew 18:1-6
September 27, 2020
Trusting God in difficult times
from Philippians 4:4-7
September 20, 2020
Take no thought for your life
from Matthew 6:25-34
September 13, 2020
Let not your heart be troubled
from John 14:1-7
September 06, 2020
The Samaritan woman at the well
from John chapter 4
August 30, 2020
Justified, sanctified, and glorified
from Romans 8:28-31
August 23, 2020
Christianity ala carte
The problem with “churchianity” is that buffet approach to our faith is a very dangerous tendency for many who profess to believe. from Matthew 7:15-23
August 16, 2020
Avoiding the bottomless pit
A message about the lures and solutions to falling into the sin of true legalism. Col 2:16-31
August 09, 2020
Lazarus and the Rich Man
from Luke chapter 16, v19-31
August 02, 2020
When in our music God is glorified
A look at the theology behind three famous hymns
July 26, 2020
Do we have a bad case of IES?
from II Timothy 4:1-7
July 19, 2020
Ken Floyd, guest speaker
The Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches (MARBC) joined us on July 12, 2020 to preach and tell us a bit about the organization.   Calvary Baptist was originally founded as an affiliate MARBC church in the mid 1950s, and we are discussing whether it would be in the best interest of the future of this ministry if we re-joined this fellowship of independent Baptist churches.
July 18, 2020
The Prodigal
Joe Sereno, guest speaker
July 18, 2020
The Creator and the created
A message from Exodus 19:20 - 20:3. The giving of the 1st commandment.
June 28, 2020
Sinners and Saints
A review of the historical theological concept know as “Sumul justus et peccatore” - in this life, we are both sinner and saint at the same time. 6.21.2020
June 21, 2020
“Listen more, talk less, and chill out”
Be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath. James 1:19-20
June 14, 2020
What really happened at the Day of Pentecost?
Acts 2:1-8 and how we should understand the events described city days after Jesus was resurrected from the grave.
June 07, 2020
The foolishness of being a fool
Psalm 14:1-5 “The fool hath said in his hear that there is no God”
June 07, 2020
A Memorial Day message
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020
“The day he was taken up”
Act 1:1-9 A message about the ascension of Jesus
May 17, 2020
A Mother’s Day proverb
Message from Proverbs 1:1-9
May 10, 2020
A common denominator
A very sensitive message : two sins that have a common root. 5.3.2020
May 03, 2020
Judas, the rest of the story
Why does Luke chapter one quote Peter (referencing the Psalms) as he speaks about Judas’s death and his replacement?
April 26, 2020
How should understand Matthew 27:50-54
A discussion of the mysterious passage about the bodies of the saints being raised after Jesus was resurrected. Based on various bible commentaries.
April 19, 2020
Easter 4.12.20
Easter message 4.12.20 "Why Weepest Thou"?
April 12, 2020
Good Friday 4,10.20
What really happened at the Cross?
April 10, 2020
What can we learn from Judas?
Part of our 2020 Easter series of messages
April 05, 2020
The Garden of Gethsemane
Remotely recorded message given on 3,29,20
March 29, 2020
Seven last words of Christ
A message on the 7 last “sayings” made on the cross Jesus himself.
March 22, 2020
Checking the Core
A brief review of the Core Doctrines of the Christian Faith. The “fundamentals of the faith” (as we sometimes refer to them).
March 15, 2020
The attributes of God
This is a brief overview of the characteristics and descriptors of God. This summer, we will explore these more in-depth as a part of a multi week series of messages.
March 08, 2020
What does the Bible say about Understanding Grace 3.1.2020
Even saved, born again believers seem to struggle with the concept of Gods Grace. Why is this? We will explore that issue in this message.
March 01, 2020
What does the Bible say about: Our Jobs
Part one of a four-part series of topical messages with practical application to our lives.
February 23, 2020
Ephesians part 3 - “Living together as the body of Christ”
Final message of this 3 weeks series - a broad flyover of Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church
February 16, 2020
Ephesians part 2 - "Unity in Christ"
Unity in Christ - Eph 1, 2, and 3 2.9.20
February 09, 2020
Ephesians part 1 - An overview
An overview, the 1st message of a 3 week series covering some of the main themes in Paul's Epistle to the church at Ephesus.  2.2.2020
February 02, 2020
Dead Flies
from Ecclesiates 10:1 Jason Bassette, guest speaker
January 26, 2020
Why Lord Why?
How do we keep our faith when we face great difficulty and tragedy?   The text is Job 23:1-10
January 13, 2020