Category Archives: Wahoo Calvary Baptist Church

Yoking For Impact

Yesterday, Saturday April, 26th, thirteen of us from our local church, yoked up with hundreds of others to pack food to be impact lives schoolshipped to the Dominican Republic. We, and many others partnered together to fill baggies of rice, soy protein, dried veggies, vitamins mixed with chicken broth and packed them into boxes that held 36 baggies. We were also partnering with Impact Lives. Impact Lives is a non-profit organization (501-c-3) that combines leadership training, education, and service learning experiences, with social and humanitarian works. 

The packing work we did was done in the local high school in Cairo, NE. The packing happened in three 2 hour shifts, beginning at 8am and ending at 2pm. We were part of the last shift, and were able to be a part of the daily tally toward their goal of over 285,000 baggies. This was simultaneously going on at other local High Schools around the country. During our shift we packed over 67,000 baggies which took them to the goal set for that location.

Impact Lives has raised most of their funds to begin shipping the packed foods to the Dominican Republic but they are still about $9000 short of what they need to accomplish this. I ask that you please pray about giving toward this work so the foods can be shipped to their destination. If you would like to donate please link here and select “Nebraskans Impacting The World” in the campaign drop-down.

Below are some photos from our work there.



Knowing God: A Sermon from Jeremiah 9:23-24

This morning pastor Mike Rue took us through a bible study on how to know God. This may be as a result of the latest evil  michael-angelo-01 tragedy perpetrated on the teachers and students in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday December 14th, 2012. Here are my notes from the sermon.

Knowing God (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God.” ~ A.W. Tosier

1. Strive to know God.

Strive to have an intimate relationship with God. We can do this by reading and meditating on His word, and going to Him in consistent prayer.

 2. Failure to know God will result in discipline or destruction.

The heart of biblical discipline is redemptive. Hebrews 12:7-11.

Proverbs 3:11-12 – My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

 3. Take shelter in knowing God.

We can then have a proper perspective of tragedy.

But sin can veil this proper perspective. (Jeremiah 9:12-14)

 How to Know God

1. Through creation.

2. Through is word.

3. In Jesus Christ


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Free Christmas Movie Night at Wahoo Calvary Church

Come join us for a fun night of family entertainment as we celebrate the Christmas season.

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Christmas Movie Night

Calvary Church 558 W. 16th Street Wahoo, Ne


Joy In Mercy

It has been a very long time since I’ve posted anything to  my blog. I will have to admit that I have been more distracted with social media like Facebook and Google+. My pastor mentioned to me this morning that he was going to deactivate his Facebook account at the end of the year because of it’s distraction. This prompted me to start thinking about how much I’ve let the social media distract me from living a more productive life. Along this line of thinking I am going to post my sermon notes from the sermon this morning. Pastor Mike Rue has been taking us (Wahoo CBC) through a biblical exposition study through the Beatitudes. (Matthew 5) This morning we looked into Matthew 5:7 and the joy of mercy. The following are my notes:

Joy in Mercy (Matt. 5:7)

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. (Matthew 5:7 ESV)

Mercy is a relief from a plight.

The assumption of this verse is that mercy has already been given to the believer. There is also a future mercy.

Mercy – Compassion in action.

To be merciful is:

I. Realize the mercy shown to you by God.

II. Respond to the needs and miseries of others.

Example: The good Samaritan Luke 10:29-37

Look for opportunities to serve others in need. Driven by compassion.

III. Relieve the guilt of others.

Everyone lives in a spirit of guilt or regret.

Matt. 18:21-35

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14, 15 ESV)

Regardless of the sin another has done toward you, your sins against a holy God are even greater.

Soli Deo Gloria