Hello Calvary Chapel Charlotte family! We are very excited to join Steele Creek Church of Charlotte for Christmas Eve and New Years service. We would love for you to join with us in this new season. So excited to celebrate our Savior together!
Service times are 9:15am and 11:15am
1929 W. Arrowood Rd
Charlotte North Carolina 28217
Phone: (704) 609-3859
Contact any time for prayer, information or how we can help.
Is the Lord Jesus Your Representative?
Blessed be His name, there was no cause of death in Him. Neither original nor actual sin had defiled Him, and therefore death had no claim upon Him. No man could have taken His life from Him justly, for He had done no man wrong, and no man could even have taken Him by force unless He had been pleased to yield Himself to die.
But lo, one sins, and another suffers. Justice was offended by us but found its satisfaction in Him. Rivers of tears, mountains of offerings, seas of the blood of bulls, and hills of frankincense could not have availed for the removal of sin; but Jesus was cut off for us, and the cause of wrath was cut off at once, for sin was put away forever.
Herein is wisdom, whereby substitution, the sure and speedy way of atonement, was devised! Herein is condescension, which brought the Messiah, the Prince, to wear a crown of thorns and die upon the cross! Herein is love, which led the Redeemer to lay down His life for His enemies!
It is not enough, however, to admire the spectacle of the innocent bleeding for the guilty–we must make sure of our personal interest. The special object of the Messiah’s death was the salvation of His Church. Do we have a part and a place among those for whom He gave His life as a ransom? Did the Lord Jesus stand as our representative? Are we healed by His stripes? It will be a terrible thing indeed if we should come short of a portion in His sacrifice; it were better for us that we had never been born.
Solemn as the question is, it is a joyful circumstance that it is one that may be answered clearly and without mistake. To all who believe on Him the Lord Jesus is a present Savior, and upon them all the blood of reconciliation has been sprinkled. Let all who trust in the merit of Messiah’s death be joyful at every remembrance of Him, and let their holy gratitude lead them to the fullest consecration to His cause.
Devotional material is taken from “Morning and Evening,” written by C.H. Spurgeon, revised and updated by Alistair Begg. Copyright (c) 2003, Good News Publishers and used by Truth For Life with written permission. Today’s Bible Reading material is taken from McCheyne Bible reading plan and used by Truth For Life with permission. Scripture quotations are taken from Holy Bible: English Standard Version, copyright (c) 2001, Good News Publishers.
We’d love to have you worship with us this Sunday; and it is our prayer that from the moment you walk through the doors, that you will feel an overwhelming sense of…home. We are confident that you will find Calvary Chapel to be a place where you can experience God and connect with others.
Whether you are visiting for the first time, or you’re a regular attendee, we consider it an honor to have you with us. Our hope is that you would be inspired to live a life that follows Jesus. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Pastor Terry Sartain