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Genesis 42

Audio • January 12, 2020 • Stephen McCall

In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Telltale Heart, a murderer thinks he is hearing the sound of his victim’s beating heart hidden beneath the floorboards of his home. He was actually hearing his own heart because of the guilt of his actions and it lead to his capture. In Genesis 42 Joseph’s brothers are confronted with their crime against Joseph. Will their guilt lead to repentance? How will they respond? How do you respond to guilt in your own life? Pastor Stephen

Matthew 12: 1-12

Audio • January 5, 2020 • Dr. Ken Lang

Every journey has a lot of steps from preparation to the actual journey. Any successful trip requires planning and preparation. The wise men journeyed to Jerusalem with intention - "Where is he who is born king of the Jews . . . for we have come to worship him." (Matthew 2:2). They were seeking the Lord - do you in your life? Are you intentional about your relationship with Christ? Make 2020 different. "Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near." (Isaiah 55:6) Pastor Ken

Genesis 41

Audio • November 24, 2019 • Stephen McCall

At this point in the story Joseph has abused, afflicted, accused and abandoned. It’s not a stretch to say that his life hasn’t gone the way he’d imagined it would! But, “God’s plan for Joseph was on schedule...and because he had learned from each experience...he was ready when God opened the door of opportunity.” -Gene Getz Are you ready for what God has for you? Pastor Stephen

2019 Calvary Carnival Report

Audio • October 6, 2019 • Dr. Ken Lang

God has placed us here in Central New York and he has a plan for us. Peter said, "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." (1 Peter 2:9) We have proclaimed his goodness in the past and we will continue to do so by his grace. Pastor Ken

Genesis 40

Audio • August 11, 2019 • Stephen McCall

At this point in his life, Joseph has been sold to slave traders, shipped hundreds of miles from home, presumed dead, sold (again), falsely accused, unjustly imprisoned - and it’s not over yet! C.S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.” How is he speaking to you today? Pastor Stephen

Genesis 39

Audio • July 28, 2019 • Stephen McCall

When temptation comes, “Satan does not fill us with hatred of God, but with forgetfulness of God. The lust thus aroused envelops the mind and will of man in deepest darkness. The powers of clear discrimination and of decision are taken from us. It is here that everything within me rises up against the Word of God.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Pastor Stephen

Genesis 37

Audio • June 23, 2019 • Stephen McCall

“My life is but a weaving between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors he weaveth steadily. Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; And I in foolish pride forget He sees the upper and I the underside. Not ’til the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly Will God unroll the canvas and reveal the reason why. The dark threads are as needful in the weaver’s skillful hand As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned He knows, He loves, He cares; nothing this truth can dim. He gives the very best to those who leave the choice to Him.”

John 7:37-39

Audio • June 9, 2019 • Dr. Ken Lang

When Christ left us to return to the Father, he didn't leave us on our own. He doesn't expect us to follow him in our own strength. He gave us his Spirit to empower us and lead us. All we have to do is ask him to lead us and empower us through his Spirit and he will! Jesus said, "What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:11-13) Pastor Ken

Calvary Picnic 2019

Audio • May 26, 2019 • Dr. Ken Lang

Welcome to Calvary Syracuse. Our vision is to "Know Christ and Make Him Known". SUBSCRIBE to our channel to see new content or know when we're live. Church is outdoors this week. We celebrate Memorial Day and remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. Thank you for checking out our videos. You can catch us live every Sunday between 9am and noon on YouTube. Catch up on past services here or on our media site: https://subsplash.com/calvarysyracuse/media

Dr. Anil George

Audio • May 5, 2019 • Anil George

Patrick Smith, a commercial airline pilot who flies Boeing 757’s and 767’s, has noticed that flyers' number 1 anxiety is turbulence. So much about it seems dangerous, Smith argues that from the perspective of the pilot, turbulence is often a mere blip on the screen. The plane will not flip upside-down or go into a tail spin. It's just a pocket of air - a nuisance. Even though it feels much worse than it is. Life is like that - we will all experience turbulence from time to time. However, with Christ as our pilot - we will safely make it to the gate and home. (John 14:1-3) Pastor Ken

Easter Sunday 2019

Audio • April 21, 2019 • Dr. Ken Lang

There was once a Muslim college student who came to believe in Jesus Christ. One of his friends was shocked and asked him, “Why did you become a follower of Jesus?” Here was his response: “It’s simple really. Imagine that you’re walking down a road and you come to a fork in the road and there are two people there to follow as your guide along the way. One of them is dead, and one of them is alive. Which one would you follow?” Christ is Risen! Pastor Ken

2 Kings 22:1-13

Audio • February 10, 2019 • Dr. Ken Lang

Lying is epidemic in our culture. Tragically, lying is a much more difficult road to walk than telling the truth. You may get away with the deceit temporarily, but somehow, eventually it will be revealed. The price associated with it may be more expensive than just telling the truth. Additionally, lying demands a great memory. When you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Paul instructs us to tell the truth to one another because we belong to each other. Love demands that we tell the truth. Practice it and enjoy the freedom of truth. (John 8:32) Pastor Ken

2 Peter 1:2-11

Audio • January 6, 2019 • Dr. Ken Lang

2019 is upon us and we have been given another opportunity to grow in Christ. We tend to fall into ruts and before you know it, time has gone by and we haven't really made any progress in the gospel. Intentionality is necessary for growth personally and spiritually. Solomon said, "Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:23) It's never too late. C.S. Lewis said, "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." Let's change our direction and make an impact for Christ and his kingdom. Pastor Ken

Luke 17:11-18

Audio • November 25, 2018 • Dr. Ken Lang

More and more researchers are finding that gratitude doesn't just make you feel like a better person, it's actually good for your health. Professor and researcher Robert A. Emmons puts it this way: "Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person's life. It can lower blood pressure, improve immune function and facilitate more efficient sleep." The Bible says, "It is good to give thanks to the Lord!" Not only is it a good thing to do because God is good and is worthy of our gratitude, but it is good for us as well. Let's be thankful! Pastor Ken

Colombia Report

Audio • November 4, 2018 • Dr. Ken Lang, David Vinciguerra

When Peter was confronted about going to the Gentiles, he gave a full report of all that God had done. "When they heard these things, they fell silent. And they glorified God saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life." (Acts 11:18). We all have testimonies of all that God has done in us and through us. Don't shy away from giving your testimony because it leads to joy and encouragement. May you be encouraged and glorify God through all he did in Colombia on our mission trip. Pastor Ken