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Essay On First Mt. Calvary History

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Why First Mt. Calvary History is Important
The Bible shows us that history is important. Christianity is a historical faith. God reveals himself in history. The people of God celebrated God's mighty acts of deliverance in the past - like the exodus from Egypt - as an incentive to look to God for salvation in their present and future. An example is Psalm 145, rehearsing God's mighty deeds in the past, as an encouragement to trust God in the future:
One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. . ..
They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. . ..
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and tell of your power, to make known to all people your mighty deeds, and the
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Calvary’s unashamedly celebrate our history and our heritage. Not that we view the hard work of our pioneers then as just another excuse for us to party now. Rather, we celebrate God's goodness to us in our history, to fortify us for the immense challenge of our future. Some theologian once defined tradition as 'the life of the Holy Spirit in the church.' Looking at our history helps us to see what the Holy Spirit has been saying to us and doing among us through the years. We discern in the continuities of our heritage something of God's purpose for us as a church. The Bible tells us that 'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever' (Hebrews 13:8). It's about some of these continuities - the distinctive characteristics of First Mt. Calvary- Speak today. Today we pay tribute to all who have labored in and for First Mt. Calvary throughout its history. We Are a unique church, combining many elements rarely seen in a single congregation. We are excited at what God is doing among us, calling us to act locally, think globally. So above all, today, we praise God for his steadfast love and mighty deeds. ‘Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory’ (Psalm
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