Pastor's Blog

With Thanks from a "Whole Heart"

11.24.15 | by David Mitchell

Dear Calvary Family,

Psalm 138 is a great psalm of praise that King David offered to the Lord. Read how he began this short psalm:

1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 
2 I bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your steadfast love and your faithfulness, For You have exalted above all things Your name and Your word. 
3 On the day I called, You answered me; my strength of soul You increased.

Because of God’s greatness and work in David’s life, he offers thanks from a “whole heart.” David therefore bows before God’s “holy temple” so he can give thanks for His steadfast love and faithfulness. All of this results in the exaltation of God’s name and word.

Those words capture the sum total of what our worship should include. I hope you can offer thanks from a “whole heart” for God’s love and faithfulness in your life. My prayer is that we all experience an increase in the strength of our souls.

To help live out this psalm, please join us this Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 AM in our chapel as we offer words of testimony to God for His love and faithfulness and worship before Him. Learn about this year's Thanksgiving Reach Offering

Then please remember that our Sunday worship is a One Service Sunday at 10:00 AM. Don't miss out on this great service as we wrap up our Better Together series with everyone 1st grade and up together in the Worship Center.  We will also welcome our Hispanic Ministry as part of our worship and share with you exciting plans for a new church in downtown Santa Ana. Read more about our Church Partnerships.

We'll also celebrate lives changed by Jesus with baptisms. Have you trusted in Jesus, but never been baptized? Come to the Worship Center Lobby at 9:00 AM this Sunday to learn more and prepare to take this next step in your journey of faith.  Learn more about Baptism.

Thank you all for your faithfulness and love for our Lord even as I trust you are receiving such love and faithfulness from Him.

David Mitchell
Senior Pastor