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There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. This news should send our souls singing into paradise.

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Author: John Piper
Posted: October 23, 2017, 6:00 am
The Genius of Geneva

In the fall of 1539, John Calvin wrote to Sadoleto, an Italian cardinal seeking to win Geneva back to the Roman Catholic Church: “[Your] zeal for heavenly life [is] a zeal which keeps a man entirely devoted to himself, and does not, even by one expression, arouse him to sanctify the name of God.” He goes on to say that Sadoleto should “set before [man], as the prime motive of his existence, zeal to illustrate the glory of God” (Selections from His Writings, 89).

This would be a fitting banner over all of Calvin’s life and work — zeal to illustrate the glory of God. The essential meaning of Calvin’s life and preaching is that he recovered and embodied a passion for the absolute reality and majesty of God.

Mastered by Majesty

Calvin was born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, France, when Martin Luther was 25 years old and had just begun to teach the Bible in Wittenberg. The message and spirit of the Reformation would not reach Calvin for twenty years, and in the meantime he devoted his young adult years to the study of Medieval theology, law, and the classics.

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But by 1533, something dramatic had happened in his life through the influence of Reformation teaching. Calvin recounts how he had been struggling to live out the Catholic faith with zeal when “God, by a sudden conversion subdued and brought my mind to a teachable frame. . . . Having thus received some taste and knowledge of true godliness, I was immediately inflamed with [an] intense desire to make progress” (Selections from His Writings, 26).

Suddenly, Calvin saw and tasted in Scripture the majesty of God. And in that moment, both God and the word of God were so powerfully authenticated to his soul that he became the loving servant of God and his word the rest of his life.

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Calvin knew what sort of ministry he wanted. He wanted the enjoyment of literary ease so he could promote the Reformed faith as a scholar. But God had radically different plans.

After escaping from Paris and finally leaving France entirely, Calvin intended to go to Strasbourg for a life of peaceful literary production. But while Calvin was staying the night in Geneva, William Farel, the fiery leader of the Reformation in that city, found out he was there and sought him out. It was a meeting that changed the course of history, not just for Geneva, but for the world. Calvin remembers,

Farel, who burned with an extraordinary zeal to advance the gospel, immediately learned that my heart was set upon devoting myself to private studies, . . . and finding that he gained nothing by entreaties, he proceeded to utter an imprecation that God would curse my retirement, and the tranquillity of the studies which I sought, if I should withdraw and refuse to give assistance, when the necessity was so urgent. By this imprecation I was so stricken with terror, that I desisted from the journey which I had undertaken.

The course of his life was irrevocably changed. Never again would Calvin work in what he called the “tranquillity of studies.” From now on, every page of the 48 volumes of books and tracts and sermons and commentaries and letters that he wrote would be hammered out on the anvil of pastoral responsibility. For the next 28 years (apart from a two-year hiatus), Calvin gave himself to expositing the word — to displaying the majesty of God in Scripture to his Genevan flock.

Glory Recovered

The need for the Reformation was fundamentally this: Rome had “destroyed the glory of Christ in many ways” (Portrait of Calvin, 9). The reason, according to Calvin, the church was “carried about with so many strange doctrines” was “because the excellence of Christ is not perceived by us” (Portrait of Calvin, 55). In other words, the great guardian of biblical orthodoxy throughout the centuries is a passion for the glory and the excellency of God in Christ.

The issue is not, first, the well-known sticking points of the Reformation: justification, priestly abuses, transubstantiation, prayers to saints, and papal authority. Beneath all of them — at stake in them all for Calvin — was the fundamental issue of whether the glory of God was shining in its fullness, or was somehow being diminished. From the beginning of his ministry to the end of his life, his guiding star in vision was the centrality and supremacy and majesty of the glory of God.

Unlocking the Treasures of Scripture

Geerhardus Vos has argued that this focus on the glory of God is the reason the Reformed tradition succeeded more fully than the Lutheran tradition in “mastering the rich content of the Scriptures.” Both had “cast themselves on the Scriptures.” But there was a difference:

Because Reformed theology took hold of the Scriptures in their deepest root idea, it was in a position to work through them more fully from this central point and to let each part of their content come to its own. This root idea which served as the key to unlock the rich treasures of the Scriptures was the preeminence of God’s glory in the consideration of all that has been created. (Shorter Writings, 243)

The true genius of Geneva was not the mind of John Calvin, but passion for the glory of God. Every generation needs to unlock the treasures of Scripture for the peculiar perils and possibilities of its own time. Our generation no less than any. I think we will only do this well if we have been profoundly and joyfully mastered by the greatest reality the Scriptures reveal — the majesty of God’s glory.

Author: John Piper
Posted: October 23, 2017, 5:00 am

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Taking it to the World

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
Note: Pastor Carl has reproduced Eric Staup’s blog from http://www.greenhouseworshipband.com/ uncategorized/god-really-care-sing/ This article is directed to the royal priests of Christ – you! 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 25, 2017, 2:49 pm
Jesus made it clear that our love for each other was to be the greatest sign to the unbelieving world that we are His disciples. John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:00 pm
We have been learning in our study of Mark’s Gospel about Jesus’ authority over sickness and the demonic realm. Unlike the teachers of the day He taught as one who had authority. Jesus identified Himself as God incarnate by taking the name Son of Man from Daniel 7:13-15. In that passage the one like a […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:56 pm
Every year I am more and more thankful for the landmarks the calendar forces us to experience: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We are to be a people who are thankful because of the Incarnation – God becoming a human being so we can become like God – godly! Forever! And New Years reminds us […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:17 pm
Pastor Carl’s Prologue: I have always maintained that everyone should have a plan, a goal. Goal-less individuals seldom take risks and furthermore, people without goals rarely achieve anything close to their potential. The Apostle Paul had plans that he and others believed honored God. Bible scholars call Paul’s plans “Missionary Journeys” and the Book of […]
Author: Jim Burke
Posted: October 2, 2016, 3:59 pm
In a recent sermon on Paul’s prayer in Colossians chapter one I pointed out the phrase so that in verses 10 and 11. I use this phrase to keep my prayers on target. When I pray I might say, “Dear God, please help me in my study today so that the sermon will be an encouragement or […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: September 1, 2016, 10:00 am
It’s summer! When I moved to Florida I thought summer would be inconsequential – not so. The humidity sends many northbound to cooler temperatures. Vacations are taken at this time of year. Businesses and organizations change their pace. As a church we try to give time off to those who have been so faithful the […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:26 pm
In April we hosted Transforming Prayer, a seminar with Daniel Henderson of the 6:4 Fellowship.
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 1, 2016, 4:01 am
March 2016 was an amazing month for the church.
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: April 1, 2016, 2:40 am

Calvary Chapel Sarasota

Taking it to the World

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
Note: Pastor Carl has reproduced Eric Staup’s blog from http://www.greenhouseworshipband.com/ uncategorized/god-really-care-sing/ This article is directed to the royal priests of Christ – you! 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 25, 2017, 2:49 pm
Jesus made it clear that our love for each other was to be the greatest sign to the unbelieving world that we are His disciples. John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:00 pm
We have been learning in our study of Mark’s Gospel about Jesus’ authority over sickness and the demonic realm. Unlike the teachers of the day He taught as one who had authority. Jesus identified Himself as God incarnate by taking the name Son of Man from Daniel 7:13-15. In that passage the one like a […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:56 pm

 

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  Would you go to church if: you couldn’t go to the mountains, you couldn’t go to the beach, you couldn’t go on vacation, if the weather is not too bad, if your favorite team is not playing on TV, if you don’t have tickets to see your favorite team play, if this weren’t your only chance to catch an important film or fine arts performance, if the weather is too rainy for a hike or picnic, if you weren’t too tired, if you weren’t feeling bad, if you didn’t.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: April 4, 2017, 5:04 pm
Is God distant, maybe not as close as you would like? Is he an idea, a fleeting abstraction that when you use his name it sounds hollow? When you talk to your kids about goodness of God, do they either literally or figuratively roll their eyes? Is the idea of showing Christ to those you an illusive dream? So how do we clear the vision? How can we make God vibrant in our own eyes — so vibrant that our kids know we are genuinely compelled by our love for.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: April 3, 2017, 9:55 pm
Public opinion polls have the goal of finding out what is the most popular viewpoint. Politicians in particular are motivated by these polls; safety in numbers. Polls portend of danger ahead or indicate where most think safety lies. The road with the most people on it is the one leading to security or to at least to an election victory. But Jesus has some warnings about public opinion. John’s gospel tells how Jesus had won the popularity of many at the beginning of his public ministry. “But Jesus would not.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: April 1, 2017, 1:12 am
Tim Challies argues that “pornography reshapes our very understanding of sex, manhood, and womanhood.” Tim is right. Pornography views people as objects whose purpose is to serve the wants and desires of others. Relationships are valued for what pleasure they produce. Pornography ignites a passion for self-gratification and little else. Our children are growing up at a time where self-sacrifice is viewed as fool’s game. Sex exists to serve personal cravings. In this cultural climate all relationships suffer, but none more painfully than marriage. Tim Challies has written an essential.. read more
Author: Jay Younts
Posted: March 29, 2017, 8:21 pm

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