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Joel Rast

Joel Rast

Role: Deacon
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Sunday, 15 March 2020
Passage: Isaiah 43:1-3
Duration: 29 mins 9 secs
The Bible promises that we will face trials and suffering. Our focus can be on those difficulties, or on the Lord who promises to be with us as we go through them. This does not mean we should deny them or act as if pain doesn´t exist. Joel Rast shares from his experience of walking with his wife, Cindy, through the pain of cancer and her passing on into glory. Read encouraging words for Christians to not give up hope, in Isaiah 43 and other scriptures. [In the midst of COVID-19, Calvary is concerned about the health of it´s members. This video was recorded as Sunday´s live message from the pulpit without the church body attending]
Sunday, 08 July 2018
Duration: 31 mins 56 secs
The difficulties and struggles of the Apostle Paul were enough suffering to make him request God to remove the "thorn from his flesh." How did he not become bitter? Through it all, Paul kept his eye on what truly mattered because of the hope he found in Christ. What stuggles and difficulties are you going through? Can Christ give us this same inspiration to face our battles? Joel Rast continues to look at the life of Paul through Colossions 1 to help us answer these questions and more.
Sunday, 01 July 2018
Duration: 33 mins 50 secs
Why is there suffering? This is a question that has rattled humanity for ages - especially by those who have difficulty putting their faith in a God who is suppose to be so loving. Today there is a vast number of people who preach that becoming a Christian means God will remove your problems and grant your desires, like a genie in a bottle. Joel Rast uses the book of 2 Corinthians 4 to help us look at the life of the Apostle Paul and realize that God used moments of suffering and pain to shape the once persecutor of the Christian faith into one of it´s greatest promotors. Might God be allowing the same in our lives to "conform us to the image of His Son?"
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Duration: 37 mins 9 secs
All of us have them. We can wake up one day and have the worst day ever and find ourselves in a really bad situation. How do we respond? What is our reaction? How does God fit into our lives in these moments? Joel Rast shares a Biblical perspective looking at King Jehoshaphat.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
Passage: Romans 12:1-8
Duration: 29 mins 8 secs
The Apostle Paul lays out in Romans a clear picture of the Gospel message - the gift of salvation the God gives to us sinners through the heroic work of Jesus Christ. This Gospel message requires an action from us. Joel Rast shares 4 ways we can put this into action.
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