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It Runs in the Family

It Runs in the Family


Why a series called "It Runs in the Family?"

Every family is known for certain traits or attributes - both good things and not so good things. What are the things the church should be known for? What runs in our family? In this eight-week series, we will be looking at eight statements found in the New Testament highlighting different characteristics that should run in the family of God.

Check out the resources listed below!

Galatians 3:23 - 4:7: A People Freed From Sin

Each week, members of Calvary's Teaching Team take a deeper look at the passage or topic from the weekend.

Galatians 3:23 - 4:7: A People Freed From Sin

Each week, members of Calvary's Teaching Team take a deeper look at the passage or topic from the weekend.

Other Resources

Listed below are other resources to help us better understand what it means to be the church. If the local church is the hope of the world, then the way we do church matters a great deal to the mission of God. 



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31 Ways to Be a "One-Another" Christian: Loving Others with the Love of Jesus

In their book 31 Ways to Be a "One-Another" Christian, authors Stuart Scott and Andrew Jin carefully examine the "one another" commands in Scripture, providing a Word-based understanding of what God intends for Christian relationships - showing not only what they look like, but also how to develop them.



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Building Up One Another

In his book Building Up One Another, author Gene Getz explores twelve significant "one another" commands of the New Testament, and offers practical steps for developing them in your own life and in the life of our church. It's a long-term building process, but one that pleases God and reaps rewards not just in this lifetime but also in the next.



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A Church Called Tov

In their book, A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing, authors Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer explore the concept of tov (the Hebrew word for "good") - unpacking its richness and how it can help Christians and churches rise up to fulfill their true calling as imitators of Jesus. Check out a recent conversation that Pastors Brad and JJ had about this book and our role in creating a goodness culture in our church.



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Following God Life Principles for Loving One Another

In his book, Following God Life Principles for Loving One Another: Community God Wants Us to Be, author Eddie Rasnake looks at 59 "one another" direct commands in the New Testament. These statements, together, define God's desire for His people - how He wants us to interact in relationship with each other. The centerpiece of these "one another" exhortations is the repeated call to "love one another."