June 2, 2022
What's Calvary's plans for the summer? When does Eric come back from Sabbatical? What's the difference between a Sabbatical and a vacation? What's Eric's project for the summer? How can we respond to the upcoming series on the book of Proverbs?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Pastor Eric goes over the plans Calvary Church, including Eric's own Sabbatical. He shares about the differences of a Sabbatical and a vacation, the particular project he will be working on throughout the summer, and how we can respond to our upcoming series on the book of Proverbs.
May 10, 2022
What was it like growing up in China? When did Christian's faith become his own? When did Christian feel Jesus calling him to ministry? How did Christian end up here at Calvary?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Pastor Eric chats with Calvary's new High School Pastor Christian Hemerling about his life, growing up in China, and the experiences that shaped him into the person we're excited to be leading our high school students, plus we go over some mailbag questions.
May 3, 2022
What does the Bible say about sabbaticals? Why is Eric taking a sabbatical? What do pastors do on their sabbaticals? Who is in charge when Eric on his sabbatical? What are practical implications of a sabbath for Christians? What are small ways to incorporate principles of Sabbath into our weeks?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Pastors Eric and Matt discuss many topics related to rest and joy. Eric shares about why he will be taking a sabbatical for three months this summer, both Eric and Matt discuss what the Bible says about Sabbaticals and the practical implications of a Sabbath for Christians, and how we can have little ways to practice Sabbath principles in our daily lives.
April 26, 2022
Why did Eric write the book "God Joy"? What was it like writing it? Were there any stories that were hard to share? What's the difference between guilt and shame? What's the God Joy holiday? What's a spirit of generosity?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Pastors Eric and Matt discuss many topics related to Eric's new book "God Joy". Eric shares what led him to write this book, what it was like writing it, and he talks about certain stories that were difficult to share in the book. Eric and Matt also talk about the difference between guilt and shame, and the relationship between suffering and joy. And we end the podcast with questions sent in from our viewers.
April 18, 2022
What is it like to prepare an Easter sermon? Is there a preferable technique to baptize someone? What's your family Easter tradition? What's your favorite holidays? Should Christians celebrate the Passover?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Pastors Eric and Matt discuss how to prepare an Easter sermon that can reach both a wide variety of people on different faith journeys, what's their family Easter traditions, they rank their favorite holiday (Shocker: Eric loves Christmas), and why it's important for Christians to celebrate the Passover.
April 12, 2022
Should we tell others what we're fasting from for Lent? What's some best practices for Christians using social media? What is the heart of a city? What does your family do to prepare for Easter Sunday?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Pastor Eric and Matt are joined by Pastor Tim Nellis. Pastor Tim shares about his experience recently preaching on Palm Sunday and he shares certain things that the LORD taught him as he studied for his sermon. The team also discusses topics related to Lent, Christians on social media, and how each of the team's families prepare for Easter Sunday.
April 6, 2022
What Bible verses did God use to impact the lives of the Calvary missionaries? What does it mean to be sent by God? Is that something only for missionaries or for everyone?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, we're explore those topics in depth through the Calvary Missionary panel discussion we recently had during a Sunday morning service. Our missionaries will share a little about their individual stories, how God called them to be a missionary, and what it means to be sent by God.
March 22, 2022
Why does Calvary care about missions? What's Pastors Eric and Matt's individual heart for missions? Are we still needed as missionaries in today's world?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt explore those topics in depth. They explain why Calvary has a heart for mission, how Jesus has used experiences in Eric and Matt's pasts to shape their own hearts for missions, as well as discuss why missionaries are still important in today's world.
March 16, 2022
What was it like on Calvary's recent trip to Israel? Is there actually a real benefit to going to Israel? What's been the personal impact of studying through the book of Numbers for our current sermon series?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt explore those topics in depth. They explain the impact of going to Israel has had on their relationships with Jesus. They also share about what's stuck out to them through studying through the book of Numbers and how we can sometimes attempt to manipulate God through our good deeds.
February 16, 2022
When people say they "hear" God, what does that mean? What does God's voice sound like? Are people literally hearing voices in their heads?
In this week's episode of the Calvary Life Podcast, Eric and Matt explore that topic in depth. They explain the methods of hearing from God through His Word (Scripture), other believers, and in Listening Prayers, as well as discuss the importance of finding time to be quiet, and how your spiritual gifts will impact the way you experience God's communication with you!