Hanging of the Green

Posted: December 6, 2018

Last week, Calvary celebrated its annual “Hanging of the Green.” This is the time when volunteers decorate the church’s Worship Center with beautiful Christmas decorations in preparation for the Advent season. As we worship during the month of December, we […]

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Celebrating Advent

Posted: November 30, 2018

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is right around the corner! What a special time of the year it is for Christ followers. I was excited to discover that Calvary has a long tradition of celebrating the coming of Christmas […]

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The Virtue of Thanksgiving

Posted: November 13, 2018

“Over three centuries ago, our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their […]

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Spirit Filled Worship

Posted: November 5, 2018

I believe that one of the greatest miracles in the entire bible is that when a person gives his or her life to Jesus, God places his Spirit within the new believer’s body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Because of this, Christ […]

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Fall Celebrations

Posted: November 1, 2018

Fall is here. What a wonderful time to live in the beautiful city of Little Rock. Our gorgeous trees are full of color. The air has a crisp coolness in the mornings and evenings. Even the stars seem brighter at […]

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Kingdom Investors

Posted: October 25, 2018

As I prepared for last week’s sermon on “Storing Up Treasures in Heaven,” I came across this illustration. “Imagine you’re alive at the end of the Civil War. You’re living in the South, but you are a Northerner. You plan […]

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Your Church in the Heights

Posted: October 15, 2018

Calvary – Your Church in the Heights After becoming the pastor of Calvary, the first night that Mona and I were in Little Rock was a Friday. We had just completed a long and arduous week of packing and moving, […]

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Two Services One Family


At the end of last Sunday’s worship service, I announced our “two service” plan. So today, I want to put the plan into writing in order to give a little more explanation. The Why? Why do we need to add […]

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The Vacation that Wasn’t Supposed to Happen

Posted: October 6, 2018

As we approached the summer of 2003, my family was in real need of a really good vacation. I had just completed my first year of teaching at Ouachita, and it had not been an easy year for the Jacksons. […]

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Posted: September 27, 2018

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about God? A.W. Tozer said, “What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” We could even take that one […]

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