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“Happy Father’s Day” Psalm 68:5

Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Wash ington on June 19 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who held it at the YMCA. She did so to honor her father, (a Civil War veteran) who as a single parent raised his six children. Her inspiration came fr om hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day in 1909,…

Why Doesn’t The Bible Have The Apocryphal Books?

The Apocryphal books were included in the KJV for historical value. But they were never viewed as inspired canonical materials from God. Here’s a partial basic outline from Geisler’s PPT study on why the Apocrypha should not be included in the Canon of Scripture: 1)  NT never cites them as Scripture. a)  At best it…

Which Translation should I read?

The Bible: God’s Word To Man   In order to make the Bible more accessible, it has been translated, in whole or in part, into more than 1,000 languages. But which translation is the best? Before discussing which translation is best, we need distinguish between the inspiration of the text of the original manuscripts and…

Waiting on the Lord

To wait on the Lord is to enter           into a season of seeking God in faith, patiently expecting Him to act in His own time and way. To wait upon the Lord is to turn from anxiety, to be strengthened in heart, and to look to the Lord alone for His deliverance and wisdom….

Tips for sucessful fasting

  Tips for Successful Fasting   Our Lord Jesus implied in several portions of Scripture that fasting is an exercise for each person in the church to participate in from time to time. Jesus didn’t say if you fast, but when you fast!   “When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so…

The Word being heard not seen

“Now when the queen of  Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with hard questions, having a very great retinue, camels that bore spices, gold in abundance, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. So…

The truth about Islam

Are the Koran and Allah  of Islam the same as the  Bible and God? The answer to this is no! First the religion of Islam is divided into three different groups: Shi’ities: Who believe that the religious leaders should also be the political leaders. Sunnites: Who believe that there should be a separation between these…

Sunday Morning Worship

There are different types of Sunday morning worship related problems which can always be traced back to a common misconception among believers. The idea that worship is somehow supposed to be for our benefit, gratification, or edification, instead of the Lord’s. Often when worship fails to meet people’s expectations, they will find fault and complain…

Stumbling Blocks

There are many stumbling blocks to seeing change in your life. You need to identify which of these may be hindering your change and deal with them. The following are some questions to help you with this. A. Running and hiding from God (Genesis 3:8) 1. This is the first thing Adam and Eve did after…

Membership at Bitterroot Valley Calvary Chapel

We want you to be a member of our church family   WHAT MEMBERSHIP MEANS Church membership means different things to different people. We like to emphasize what the Bible says about membership. We believe the following points are the responsibility of each person who considers themselves a member of BVCC.   Membership means you…

Keeping the Sabbath

Within the body of  Christ are many differing doctrines and practices that separate and divide. One of these is the practice of worshipping on Saturday. Many of those who keep the Sabbath as their day of worship go so far as to tell the rest of us that we are in danger of losing our…

Joseph Smith and Mohammed similarities

In the heat of the Missouri “Mormon War” of 1838, Joseph Smith made the following claim, “I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was ‘the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword.’ So shall it eventually be with us—‘Joseph Smith or the Sword!’ ”[1] It is most interesting that…

How to test is something from God

I Thessalonians 5:21 “Test all things; hold fast what is good”   I John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”   Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but…

How should I Pray?

Most of us Christians struggle with the issue more then we would let on, yet the Bible and Jesus are not silent on this topic. In Matthew 6:5 Jesus says that it is important that we don’t pray with a wrong motivation, as did Pharisees whom were hypocrites. Then in Matthew 6:6-8 Jesus gives three…

How do I become a Christian

Salvation Begins With God: Have you felt the “tug” of God on your heart? Becoming a Christian is one of the most important steps you will take in your life on earth. Continue reading to learn what the Bible teaches about becoming a Christian and what it means to be a follower of Christ. This…

Gossip

What is Gossip?   The dictionary definition: Gossip: One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler. (Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language) Gossip: Idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. (Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language)   The Biblical…

Four Fold Test For Divine Origin

  There are many who claim that their message has divine origins but how can we tell? What test can we apply to determine if the message we hear is nothing more than man’s quest for his creator or something worse, his human invention? There is a fourfold test you can apply to determine divine…

Children in Service

Here at Calvary w e believe children are a very special gift from the Lord. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom on heaven.” We also recognize that we have b e e n i n s t r u c t…

Basic Mormon Doctrine

Most Mormons claim to be just an other denomination within Christianity. But is that true? The following points reveal they are clearly not Christian. 1. Mormonism teaches the Bible is flawed and must be supplemented with Mormon writings.  “We believe the Bible to be the Word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we…

Baptism

Generally we baptize folks one at a time backward from a standing position as a symbol that the old man is dead and they are buried with Christ then raised again in the newness of life. C) What is said when you are baptized is not that important either. God is more interested in the attitude…

New App is now live!

The New Bitterroot Valley Calvary Chapel App is now live for both Android and Iphone.  Download now and get Sermon audio, Notes, Updates and more. Android download – Iphone download –

Matthew 11:28-30 “A Time to Rest”

In Matthew 11:28-30 is a great promise and invitation from Jesus about a little R and R with Jesus: A.) Come to Me: This means that we must trust Him in order to come to Him. The story is told of a fire in the second story house where a young boy was trapped in…

1 Chron. 29:1-20 “The preparation of the people for the temple”

Near the end of King David’s life he needed to do two things for the nation: Encouragement and exhortation and he needed to prepare his 16 year old son Solomon. With Solomon we note that David gave three things to him for the building of the temple prior to gathering the resources for its construction….

Colossians 2:4 “No Reproductions”

  In the 2nd chapter of Colossians in verse 4, Paul warns against false teachers that were using “persuasive words”. Because these precious saints had lost their view of Jesus they had become followers of fancy sounding words. The word “deceived” means to “reason beside something” to “produce of forgery”. The key to a good…

John 20:30-31 “Not memories but discoveries”

    In John chapter 20 verses 30-31 John concludes the book with a summery by admitting that his account is incomplete, he asserts that it was incomplete deliberately so that it would fulfill his purpose. And that purpose is that the reader would believe and that in believing they would gain life in Jesus…

Acts 4:13 “Been with Jesus?”

In Acts chapter 4 after Peter and John had been arrested for healing the lame man by the gate called beautiful the religious leaders wanted to know, “Where did these ignorant folks get the power and authority to do and say anything in the temple?” As Luke records their answer he first adds a commentary…

1 Corinthians 12:1-7 “All in all”

In the 12th chapter of 1 Corinthians Paul takes up a new question on “spiritual matters” that will be addressed over the next three chapters. In chapter he writes on the gifts of the spirit in the body of Christ. In the 13th chapter Paul address that the exercise of the Gifts of the Spirit…

Joshua “More Abundantly”

In John chapter 10 verse 10 Jesus said “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” It is apparent by this statement that Jesus’ heart for us is far more than just salvation and eternal life it is “Abundant life”. A life by which we enter into…

Matthew 28:18-20 “Go Reach the World”

Here we have recorded the “Great Commission”. Before we get into the specifics of what Jesus said may I state the obvious: “The world is not called to come to the Church, the Church is called to go to the World.” As I look at this passage we are to be seekers, just as God…