Calvary - State College

Calvary Church of State College, PA

Podcast of weekly sermons from Dan Nold from Calvary Church in State College, PA. Calvary Church is a Church Without Walls serving Penn State University, State College, PA, and the surrounding area.
Calvary Church of State College, PA

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Podcast of weekly sermons from Dan Nold from Calvary Church in State College, PA. Calvary Church is a Church Without Walls serving Penn State University, State College, PA, and the surrounding area.

Link: www.calvarysc.org

Episodes

The Battle for Peace

Sep 15, 2019

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God has provided a way for us to overcome anxiety so that our hearts can be guarded by peace. Worry uses God-given creativity to imagine every bad thing. Faith uses God-given creativity to imagine every good thing. For a Christ-follower...

Life Words

Sep 8, 2019

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The Bible is the hack of all life-hacks. Dive into life by embracing the Word. There's a connection that goes beyond metaphor into the land of mystical; beyond symbolic into the land of supernatural; a connection between Jesus, who is called...

Don't Miss Jesus

Sep 1, 2019

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One day every eye will see Jesus, our response to him now will shape our sight. We think our struggles in worship come from songs that we don't like or sermons that don't touch our hearts. Perhaps our problem is different. Perhaps we...

A Love that Restores

Aug 25, 2019

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Jesus is pursuing our full devotion and will use our circumstances to reveal in us the subtle areas of self-devotion.

Encounters with Jesus Lead to Restoration

Aug 18, 2019

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Zacchaeus' encounter with Jesus gives us a model of how we should respond to Jesus; with humility, repentance, and restoration.

Encountering Stones

Aug 18, 2019

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Jesus mission was to establish a kingdom of mercy. He did this through convincing us of our own need for mercy. Only Christ can reveal our hearts of judgement and bring us to a place of real freedom.

Come and See Us?

Aug 11, 2019

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How can people come and see Jesus today? If we are devoted to Christ, when people come to us, they will see Jesus. I know "the church" is a mess, but the church is where eternity is aimed. If you hate the church, heaven's gonna be a...

Encounters Empower Missions

Aug 4, 2019

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The driving force behind our desire to share Christ is found within our encounters with Christ.

Encountering Jesus in the Crisis of Faith

Aug 4, 2019

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A significant part of Jesus’ ministry is inducing crises of faith. By healing on the Sabbath, he challenges the conventional wisdom that the purpose of life is to maintain rituals and little formulas. But Jesus’ vision for us is so much bigger, and...

Desperate for an Encounter

Jul 28, 2019

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Sometimes our desire to encounter Jesus means taking drastic measures. Perusing God is more than disciplines but a crying out for Him to meet us.

Don't Get Blown Away

Jul 28, 2019

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Storms will blow into your life, but you can face the storm when you remember the truth!

Who Sinned?

Jul 28, 2019

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Get out of the boat, but…keep your eyes on Jesus.

Jul 28, 2019

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Are you strong enough in your faith that you would attempt to do something that defies explanation and something that would set you apart as truly dedicated Christ-follower?

The Least Likely

Jul 21, 2019

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Blind Bartimaeus

Jul 21, 2019

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2000 years ago, Jesus heard the cry of a desperate blind man, and stopped to heal him. Jesus still hears our cry for help and heals our brokenness. Our right response is to follow him, wherever he goes, and to join him on mission.

Growing Up with Jesus

Jul 14, 2019

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We need to regain our wonder of Christ. Out of all the issues that might worry us, what if the most critical issue facing Christians today is that we are no longer amazed by Christ? Jesus has become familiar. The holy has become ho-hum. The...

Pursuit of Freedom

Jul 7, 2019

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Life’s obstacles are real, and they are difficult to overcome. Most will never find freedom, but for those who are ready, Jesus stands today ready.

Getting Caught

Jul 7, 2019

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Jesus, sees you differently than you see yourself. He sees you differently than other people see you. He sees you through heaven’s eyes. Jesus does not condemn, but He does say to go and sin no more. What sin do you need to leave behind?

Encountering the Bigger Picture

Jul 7, 2019

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Jesus consistently calls us to have a fresh encounter with the bigger picture of who He is, what He is doing, and how we are called to join in.

Apocalypse, Wow!

Jul 7, 2019

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The the disciples hear that the Temple won’t last much longer, they draw near to Jesus to hear how to navigate the loss of all they’ve ever known. When we understand apocalypse rightly, we can celebrate Jesus bringing next-level change to our lives...

Making Room

Jul 7, 2019

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Desperation to for others starts with our own encounters with Jesus. When God has done a work in our lives, we will go above and beyond in seeing others encountering Jesus.

Adventures in Missing the Point

Jun 30, 2019

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What is the point of our lives? The point is to love others as we draw near to Christ.

A Rag Story

Jun 23, 2019

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We all have rags but Jesus sees completely and loves us fully. Far too many of us are seeking a love that will prove our worth. Jesus' love gives us worth.

A Great Man

Jun 16, 2019

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Jesus calls us to greatness. There is something about your heart. I know sometimes it's hard to believe because we feel so ordinary. Sometimes we think we must be a dime a dozen to God. Nothing special, probably a disappointment to God. But...

Thirst Quencher

Jun 9, 2019

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Jesus is always looking for thirsty people who can become whole-hearted worshippers of God. What I have to do, defines me. Jesus was defined by a desire to love thirsty, broken people. He was compelled to compassion. It was like he couldn't...

Something More

Jun 2, 2019

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In Jesus, God offers us something more that is so radically different that it's like being born all over again; like starting over and being delivered into a whole new world. It's not like before only better; it's not cosmetic or...

Our Untamed Warrior

May 26, 2019

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Jesus is our defender and our untamed warrior. He battles for us. Perhaps one of the great problems for our movement today is that for the last few decades the invitation to follow Jesus has read more like a vacation brochure than an enlistment campaign.

Fan, or Follower

May 19, 2019

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Knowing the difference between being a fan and a follower of Jesus Christ, and how it affects living a life on mission.

Follow Me

May 19, 2019

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“Come and see” has always been the invitation. It’s an invitation to follow Jesus, to live the gospel-centered life, to embrace the Mission of God.

Encounter to Transformation

May 19, 2019

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To come and see Jesus is to be transformed in our thinking and perception of who Jesus is and who we are.

A Mother's Encounter

May 12, 2019

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It didn't occur to Mary that God would invite a nobody from Nazareth, to begin the next chapter of the story that would change the world. Some of us here would be just as confused if God showed up at our door. "I have a mission for you. I...

No Greater Treasure

May 5, 2019

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Christ is the greatest treasure. Everything else is worth-less compared to him. Without him all I have gained is garbage. Paul had one holy passion. He had one greater-than obsession. One thought filled his mind all the time. He wanted to know...

No Greater Treasure

May 5, 2019

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Christ is the greatest treasure. Everything else is worth-less compared to him. Without him all I have gained is garbage. Paul had one holy passion. He had one greater-than obsession. One thought filled his mind all the time. He wanted to know...

The best is yet to come - Easter 2019

Apr 21, 2019

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Easter is a reminder that Jesus has this way of messing up funerals and turning endings into beginnings. He turns hopeless cemeteries into stadiums filled with cheers. Your story isn't over, the best is yet to come.

So Send I You

Apr 14, 2019

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Just as Father God sent Jesus on a mission. Jesus has sent us on a mission to show people the good news of Christ. Perhaps one reason why revival has yet to come is that we cry much for things that matter little and we cry little for things that...

Empowered for a Purpose

Apr 7, 2019

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We are filled by the Spirit of God for the Mission of God.

Ghost Stories

Mar 31, 2019

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Empty people get lost in the wilderness.

Survival Skills

Mar 24, 2019

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Finding Life in the Detours

Mar 17, 2019

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No one seeks the Wilderness but in the wilderness, our lives are shaped for the lives of others. Misery prepares us for ministry. Tribulation authors our testimony. Hardship deepens our hunger for God and suffering shapes us for glory. No one seeks...

Milk, eggs, and other necessities of life

Mar 10, 2019

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Forcing Our Way In

Mar 10, 2019

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What does it look like for Christians to live and thrive in God’s Kingdom? Jesus clarifies for us the journey by aggressively pursuing God's best for us.

Praying Through Adversity

Mar 10, 2019

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The way in which we choose to respond to the apparent silence and opposition to our prayers will have a large impact on our ability to persevere in prayer.

Love That Doesn't Quit

Mar 3, 2019

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When we realize the love that God has for us, we become empowered to love Him and live for Him. Even when we run away, we fail, and we hide from Him in shame, His love breaks down every barrier.

The God We're Speaking To

Mar 3, 2019

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It's been said that our answer to the question of what God is like is the most important thing about us. As I think about the call to prayer that has been consistently going out to Calvary I've been reminded that if we're going to...

I Quit

Mar 3, 2019

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Necessary Endings: Sometimes things have to end before we can experience all that God wants for us. There are endings that are necessary before any good things can begin.

Worship - Declaring He is Worthy

Mar 3, 2019

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We worship whoever or whatever we think is most worthy of our affections, our praise, and our adoration. In Revelation 5, we get a glimpse of the One who is worthy of all of our worship, and what it means to worship Him. His name is Jesus.

No Walls

Feb 24, 2019

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A discussion between Pastor Dan & Pastor Mac about hugs & sweatervests, how the UN/DIVIDED series has impacted each other and our churches, challenges and opportunities, and what lies ahead for us as we continue to pursue racial unity.

In Christ (Pastor McKenzie)

Feb 17, 2019

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In Christ

Feb 17, 2019

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Why the Church? (Pastor McKenzie)

Feb 10, 2019

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Why the Church?

Feb 9, 2019

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Only the church has access to the resources that can heal the wounds of racism and bridge the gap of division.

From Every Nation (Dan Nold)

Feb 3, 2019

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From Every Nation (Pastor McKenzie)

Feb 3, 2019

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The Creation of a Cheerful Giver

Jan 27, 2019

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God loves cheerful givers. We should ask God to make us what he loves!

Into the Good Life

Jan 20, 2019

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Greed leads to a life drowning in destruction. Generosity leads to the good life.

Leave a Mark

Jan 13, 2019

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You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving. Love is generosity's motivating passion. https://vimeo.com/311016711

Dare to be Blessed

Jan 6, 2019

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We can never out-give God. If we are generous, he will open the floodgates of heaven and pour out uncontainable blessings.

Come Home

Dec 24, 2018

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That first Christmas was a search and rescue operation to bring lost family home. The story of the prodigal son is a Christmas story. Whenever you see a candle, remember that the light of Christ is lit to lead us home.

Create Space

Dec 16, 2018

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If we want to experience an epic Christmas we must create space for Christ.