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Dear CCS Parents,

Starting Monday (October 30th) we are changing the way you will pick up your student for extended care. Instead of coming to the front door, we will have you come to the side gate, travel up the sidewalk and knock on the K5 classroom door (the second door on the right side of the building). The teacher will greet you at the door.

Thank you,

CCS Staff

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We are a private Christian school dedicated to high academics, virtue, and integrity in our students. Our students, for example, test out on average 2.8 grades higher than the national norm! They also participate in various service and enrichment opportunities such as mission trips, field trips, service projects, and retreats.

Our desire is to prepare each child to be the best they can be through a quality spiritual and educational environment while keeping it affordable for their parents!

One way the school is able to offset the escalating educational expenses is through receiving financial donations. Our past fundraisers were a success due to the generous contributions of people like you.

Your tax deductible gift will provide Funds to keep our operational expenses low to give everyone an opportunity to experience quality Christian education Funds to expand and update current school playground equipment

Again, thank you in considering how you can be involved!

On behalf of all our children and their families who will be enriched by your generosity, we thank you! May God Bless You,

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We don’t keep sinning because we have to, but because we want to. Holiness, in large measure, is a battle of pleasures.

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Author: John Piper
Posted: October 15, 2018, 12:00 pm
A Marriage Made in Hell

My Dear Globdrop,

I am terribly troubled to have received your last letter. Of course you should begin twisting his thoughts concerning marriage — how have you not already? Do you not realize that even one human living according to the Enemy’s design can cost us souls? Your negligence on this matter is criminal.

Ever since the first wedding in the garden, we suspected that the Enemy was preparing something revolting — but who could have imagined? Even Our Father Below couldn’t guess the true horror of it all. Marriage, we found out only too late, does not ultimately concern the humans’ love for each other. His plan, from the very beginning, was to actually marry the wretched creatures himself — disgraceful!

Throughout time, he has brought two vermin together to display his unnatural love and disturbing sacrifice for his bride. He created husbands to announce — to all who would listen — that he would soon become one. How we once praised him, I still can’t imagine.

Marriage, Globdrop, reflects everything we detest. The male dresses up as the Enemy, while the wife stands in for his beloved. As he made man in his own image, he made marriage to reflect his terrible story. But while the Enemy means for it to narrate one tale, we can make it tell another. Through it, we can preach one of our gospels. Perhaps the most effective way to do so these days is to instruct him in what I like to call homofunctional marriage.

Homofunctional Marriage

Although unsuccessful for thousands of years, your great uncle Slubstone’s persistence has paid off remarkably. He actually convinced them that one man can marry another man! But your man, as you report, stands unconvinced. Yet, while he may never audition for homosexual marriage, he may readily participate in our homofunctional rendition. Let me explain.

It is quite simple really: whereas homosexual “marriage” puts two of the same sex together, “homofunctional marriage” consists of two different sexes that function identically. The same still marries the same: they both lead and follow. They both must shoulder the same amount of burden, both must offer the same amount of sacrifice, and both be equally responsible for the other before God.

When we convince the actors to learn each other’s lines and swap each other’s pants, they’re not left a different version, but a different drama. Romeo and Juliet becomes Juliet and Juliet. Interchangeable, dear nephew, interchangeable. Call it teammates, best friends, enlightened, liberated, progressive, egalitarian — whatever does the job.

An Anti-Drama

Now, as you can guess, 50/50 cannot last long. Someone must eventually break the tie. And Adam, as we keep reminding them, has had his turn. Monique and Alex are excellent examples from your man’s small group.

Monique is the modern strong wife. She lives in corporate America, shoulders the responsibility for the family, and is proud not to be living in the “comfortable concentration camp” of stay-at-home motherhood. As a point of principle, she is reluctant to do anything she considers domestic, and quick to share her opinion for hours on end, while her husband sits expressionless beside her. She balks at the thought of being a helpmate, chafes at the idea of submission. Her favorite Bible verse — to undo the ones she despises — is Galatians 3:28. With six words (“there is no male and female”) we have made her an apologist. Pleasantly, she hates the Enemy’s script nearly as much as we do. She has washed her face indeed.

Meanwhile, Alex has few complaints these days. He no longer expects to have much say in family decisions — and according to him, he is better off for it. He has finally realized (as many of our patients eventually do) that when he lets his wife steer, he never gets blamed for ending up in a ditch.

He finds the passenger seat most comfortable. More reclining. Less sacrifice and accountability. More opportunity for naps. He even hears the occasional commendation from others in the group for “laying down his life.” Having passed on our offer of masculinity that domineers, belittles, and abuses, he has taken nicely to that emasculinity which occasions less blood and more praise. He lives to defer. It takes less energy.

And what does everyone watching the two-person play see? Little different from those who have better things to do than attend Bible studies on Wednesday evenings. No one sees a man who loves his wife, initiates towards her constantly, and gives his life sacrificing his own comforts and strength for her eternal good. No one sees a bride who adorns her husband, respects and gladly follows him, all the while blossoming under his love and leadership. They see nothing of the Enemy’s drama.

Delightfully, they see a manly woman standing upon a doormat. Although a number of toxic texts were read at their wedding, they left them all behind when she drove him home from the ceremony.

What They Must Never See

Globdrop, begin instruction with your man immediately.

Tell him, if there is blood to be shed, it should be spilled evenly. Let marriage serve what they call “equality” — for no marriage can have two masters. Unmake him. Dignify (or at least excuse) that passivity which opens the back door to those sins that daily slaughter aimless men. Make him passionate about sports, not souls. If a man, then a mannequin.

Let marriage tell any story but the Enemy’s. Earthly marriage must never tell of the dreadful one to come. Muffle the obscenity. Invite him to take part in one of our homofunctional marriages instead. But while you work on him, never let it slip that, although the Enemy will hold him solemnly accountable for how he discharges his duty, he also extends endless help and offers boundless grace whenever he falls short.

Your perplexed yet expectant uncle,
Wormwood

Author: Greg Morse
Posted: October 15, 2018, 12:02 am

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Taking it to the World

It was many years ago. I was very discouraged about the sermon I had prepared for that day and I expressed my doubts to a small prayer group. As I stood worshipping, a man from the prayer group handed me a piece of paper, the note read Isaiah 55:10-11. I knew the verses by memory […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 30, 2018, 4:35 pm
The Real God is an eight-week, churchwide discipleship series that’s designed to equip every member of our church – from children to adults – with an accurate, Biblical view of who God really is.Pastor Carl will be teaching these topics on the weekends along with Pastor Reggie’s Youth Ministry and Pastor Cameron’s Children’s Ministry, and reinforced […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 3, 2018, 1:40 am
        One of the best resources in our church for learning how to explain the Gospel to others is the Rescue Evangelism Course taught by Daniel Hilts. The course itself is inspirational and Daniel, as leader, does what he is teaching others to do. Daniel has been gifted by God with the […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 29, 2018, 7:47 pm
Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test […]
Author: Cheryl Powrie
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:17 pm
You’re invited to remember the death, and then celebrate the resurrection, of our Savior Jesus Christ this Easter! Good Friday, 6pm- We will be having a Good Friday Service where we will remember the sacrifice of our Lord – through worship, the Word, and Communion. This will be a great time to reflect and thank […]
Author: Cheryl Powrie
Posted: March 6, 2018, 9:22 pm
Did Jesus really rise from the dead? I don’t have the slightest problem with the historical reality of Jesus’s bodily resurrection, but I know many people do. The University of Miami now has a Chair of Atheism and I would guess they are teaching the students that Jesus did not rise from the dead. Maybe […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 28, 2018, 6:52 pm
#StandFirm2018 CLICK HERE to listen to the sermon. The 2018 theme for the church is “Stand Firm”; the verse 1 Corinthians 15:58: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: January 4, 2018, 8:49 pm
You’re invited to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve – with two services! 10am- We will be having one morning service – an extended time of Christmas worship and a special message. *There will be no Saturday Evening Service* 6pm- This is our traditional Candlelight Service […]
Author: Cheryl Powrie
Posted: December 6, 2017, 7:00 pm
I know I have written this line before but here it is again: “Time is going so fast!” The reality is time is going at the same speed as always but how we use time or redeem it is up to us. The time of year we are entering is called Christmas. I love the sound […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: November 29, 2017, 6:40 pm
To the church-gathered of Calvary Chapel Sarasota, Out of an abundance of caution we are CANCELING our weekend services along with any other weekend church-sponsored activity. We don’t make this decision lightly and only recall one other time that we have taken such measures. You might wonder, why? The biggest factor in this decision is […]
Author: Jim Burke
Posted: September 7, 2017, 9:04 pm

Calvary Chapel Sarasota

Taking it to the World

It was many years ago. I was very discouraged about the sermon I had prepared for that day and I expressed my doubts to a small prayer group. As I stood worshipping, a man from the prayer group handed me a piece of paper, the note read Isaiah 55:10-11. I knew the verses by memory […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 30, 2018, 4:35 pm
The Real God is an eight-week, churchwide discipleship series that’s designed to equip every member of our church – from children to adults – with an accurate, Biblical view of who God really is.Pastor Carl will be teaching these topics on the weekends along with Pastor Reggie’s Youth Ministry and Pastor Cameron’s Children’s Ministry, and reinforced […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 3, 2018, 1:40 am
        One of the best resources in our church for learning how to explain the Gospel to others is the Rescue Evangelism Course taught by Daniel Hilts. The course itself is inspirational and Daniel, as leader, does what he is teaching others to do. Daniel has been gifted by God with the […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 29, 2018, 7:47 pm
Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test […]
Author: Cheryl Powrie
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:17 pm

 

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A ministry of Calvary Chapel Sarasota
A Christian School serving Sarasota , Bradenton , Lakewood Ranch
3800 27th Prkwy Sarasota , FL 34235
(941) 366-6522