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A Night of Worship
Nate Heitzig

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Approaching God in prayer is one of the most important lessons we can learn. In whatever situation we're in—whether we're facing an army or up against impossible odds—we should stop what we're doing and bring it to the Lord. In this message, Nate Heitzig shares about the radical prayer life and faith of Elijah, Jairus, and others in the Bible, challenging us to trust God even when we don't understand His ways or His timing.

Be encouraged and inspired by this collection of special services from Calvary Albuquerque, which includes concerts, holiday performances, worship services, documentary presentations, and more.

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Welcome to Calvary Albuquerque.

We pursue the God who is passionately pursuing a lost world. We do this with one another through worship, by the Word, to the world.

Man, I've been looking forward to this night for a while. This is a night of worship. It's an opportunity for us to come and to hear from the Lord. And I'm going to share for a little bit, and then we're going to do something we did before. We're going to have all the pastors and the deacons come up here to the front. And we're going to receive prayer requests from you. Whatever is going on in your life, we want to lay hands on you. We want to anoint you with oil. We want to pray that God would speak to you, that God would minister to you, that God would bring you through whatever it is that you're going through in life.

And the last time I spoke on a Wednesday night-- I don't know if you remember-- the sound went out halfway through the service. And I think that Satan didn't want you to hear what God wanted to tell you. You see, I think that any time God wants to do something in our midst, Satan doesn't want Him to do that. Satan wants to stop Him. Satan wants to prevent us from hearing what it is that could change our lives, that could transform our lives.

Last time that we had a night of prayer like this, we saw God do incredible things. We heard reports. I heard reports for months afterwards of prayer requests that were answered, relationships that were restored, sickness that was healed, God being glorified, the chains of sin being broken. And Satan doesn't like that. Satan doesn't want that to happen in your life. Satan doesn't want you to experience the joy and the deliverance that God wants to bring into your life. As a matter of fact, he wants to stop it cold in its tracks.

And so tonight, I was telling the band backstage, I don't think I've ever had a night when I've taught that I've felt more drama the day before, or the week before, that I've felt more attacks, more anxiety, more stress-- not in what's going to be shared, but just in life. And I don't know if you can resonate with that, if you feel that way. Maybe you're here and you say, man, it really was hard to get to church tonight. It was tough for me to get through these doors. The amount of things that were stacked against me, the amount of things that were in the path of me making it here.

See, I believe that Satan doesn't want you to hear what God wants you to hear tonight. I believe that Satan doesn't want you to leave this place rejuvenated, with a new purpose, with a new passion for life. I think that he wants you to leave here and feel the exact same way as when you came here. I think he wants you to leave here feeling hopeless, feeling a sense of despair, feeling like the problems that you have are too big for God.

But guess what? I think that God wants you to hear what He has to say tonight. I think that God wants you to leave this place renewed, invigorated, with passion in your heart. I believe that God wants to do something new and something great within your life, something that you have yet to experience. And so we're going to open up in a word of prayer. We're going to ask that the Lord, our God, our Savior Jesus Christ would bind Satan, that he wouldn't have any ear into our lives tonight, but that our hearts and our minds would be open to the Holy Spirit. And that as He speaks to us tonight as we worship, as we bring our cares and concerns before Him because He cares for us, that God will do something mighty in our midst. Do you believe that, church?

Lord, we thank You for this opportunity. God, we believe You want to do something great tonight. We believe that You want to speak to us. We believe that You want this moment to be a moment that marks our church, a moment that we look back on and say, God, You did something incredible that night in our lives. And so Lord, right now we give you this moment. Lord, it was Yours anyway. But we come right now and we ask that You would open our hearts and our minds, You would prepare us to hear what You would have to share with us. Lord, myself included, God I pray that you will speak to me in this moment, that You would reveal Your truth to my heart in this time.

And Lord, we pray that you would bind Satan, that there would not be any room for him here in this place, that any distractions he wants to bring, anything that he wants to do to get our eyes off of you and place on our problems, Lord, that You would bind him. Lord, that this would be Your moment, that You would be triumphant, that You would be victorious. And You would speak to us as we bring You all that we have. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

I want to share with you guys just a little devo that I've affectionately called "Bring it." and it's more in the sense of bringing what we have to God. See, one of my favorite stories in the Bible is about a guy named King Jehosophat. And I love Jehosophat because Jehosophat had his head on straight. Jehosophat, the king of Judah, had done all the right things to please God. He was a guy who, when you looked at his life, you would say man, that guy really loves God. You know, there's other kings in Israel who made bad decisions. Jehosophat made really good decisions. Jehosophat was a good king. And then suddenly, like oftentimes in our life, in the lives of the children of God who seem to live righteous, right lives that are pleasing to God, the bottom drops out.

He receives a frightening report that says a vast army is coming against you. And alarmed, Jehosophat stops what he is doing and he prays. Do you ever feel like an army is coming against you? Do you feel like that tonight? That there is an army that's against you? Maybe it's an army at work. Maybe it's an army in your finances. Maybe it's an army in your relationships. Maybe it's an army within your health. Maybe it's an army in the sin that you're battling, the temptation that you're experiencing. If there's an army against you tonight, then I encourage you, stop what you're doing and pray.

And so Jehosophat, instead of worrying, Jehosophat does what Philippians says, "don't worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." And Jehosophat prays. And it's such a beautiful, simple prayer. It's a prayer that should echo our heart. "Oh, our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do. But our eyes are upon You."

And when we don't know what to do, we don't know where to go, we don't know which direction to turn, the most clear instruction that we can have is to place our eyes upon Jesus. Because in the light of Jesus, in the light of what He's done for us, in the light of what He is going to do for us, it's incredible how the problems, how the pain, how the armies that are coming against us suddenly become really small. Because we realize the Army and the battle that is ahead-- we don't have to fight that battle. Jesus Christ is going to fight that battle for us. Jesus Christ is going to go before us.

And we know that no matter what the outcome of that battle is, we know the outcome of the war. And the war is over. The war was won by Jesus Christ on the cross. And so no matter what happens in the small battles in life, we know that the war-- we know that the end-- Christ is victorious. Christ is the winner. So Jehosophat prays and God responds. God responds, and God answers the prayer of the king and his people. You know, the Bible is filled with stories like that. It's not like that's just the one story that can give you hope. You know, Jehosophat was a really good guy, but it stops there. No, it's all through the Bible.

A woman named Hannah is unable to have a child. She prays, and a baby named Samuel was born, a baby who would one day become one of Israel's greatest prophets. Samson prays, and in spite of his previous disobedience, God gives him his strength back. Paul and Silas, in prison for their faith, pray and in moments, an earthquake comes and they are free. Peter is imprisoned, the church prays, and in hours, he is released. A man named Elijah prays. The rain stops. He prays again. It starts. He prays again. And God sends down fire from heaven. Sign me up for that sprinkler system.

And we think man, will you know, these are the guys in the Bible. Elijah-- he's like the holiest of holy. But what does the Scriptures say of Elijah? In James 5:17, it says, "Elijah was a man with a nature like ours." And he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. Elijah was a man like you. The same power that was in Elijah is the same power that is in you. The same access to God that Elijah had-- you know what? You have even greater access because we live on the other side of Jesus. We now have access to the throne room of Heaven in a way that Elijah could have only dreamed of. See, approaching God through prayer is one of the most important lessons we can learn. A guy named Rowland Hill said this-- "Prayer is the breath of the newborn soul. And there can be no Christian life without it."

So again, I ask are you in what appears to be a hopeless situation? Are you desperately in need of something, but it seems like you will never have it? Do you feel like there is no future for you, like it's just too late? If so, then you've got to bring it. You've got to bring it to God. You've got to approach God. You've got to come to the throne room of grace through prayer, and let God fight that battle for you. Even when there is no way, He is the way. He will fill the void that you can't fill. He will give you the life that you don't have. He will bring you the joy that you can't find. Even when there is no hope in the world, there is hope in Jesus. Do you believe it, church? There is hope in Jesus. There is hope in His name. There is hope in His death, in His Resurrection. There is hope in the glorification of the saints. There is hope in the knowledge of the future even when the present is bleak. And that is good news.

I'm reminded of a guy in the New Testament named Jairus. I love this story because there is such faith in this story. Jairus isn't a guy that's talked a lot about except for this one chapter. We don't hear about him afterwards. But the faith that Jairus shows is a faith that I can only dream of-- faith in a hopeless situation. See, Jairus had a 12-year-old daughter, who is sick-- and not just like a cold sick, or a flu sick, she was sick, sick. She was so sick that she was probably going to die that day. And apparently, this was his only child and so, no doubt, she was daddy's little girl, the light of his life, his pride and his joy, his everything, what he worked for, what he lived for, what he woke up in the morning desiring to see and hold. She was everything to him. And no doubt he had tried everything possible with the doctors, but her case was hopeless. And Jairus realized that she was dying, and that he was racing against time. And so he comes to Jesus. And from Jairus' encounter with Jesus, we discover how do we bring our cares and concerns to Him.

A little background-- Jairus was a ruler of the synagogue. He was a man of importance. He was a man of considerable authority. And this man who was so great in the world's eyes humbly fell before the feet of Jesus, a carpenter from Nazareth, begging, asking in fervent prayer, in fervent request that Jesus would do something on his behalf. You know, it's hard for us to appreciate the cultural significance of this. See, Jesus wasn't very high on the cultural ladder. First, he was from Nazareth, not a respected city. Second, he was the son of a carpenter, not a respected trade or profession. But these were the outward dressing. Jesus was God in human form, and Jairus was a man in need of God's touch. And so Jairus laid aside cultural differences and pride, and he came to Jesus for what He was.

Reminds me of 2 Chronicles 7:14. It says, "if my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land." Deuteronomy 4:29 echoes the same thought when it says, "but if from there, you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you look to Him with all your heart and with all your soul." David said to his son Solomon, "if you seek Him, He will be found by you. But if you forsake Him, He will reject you."

The bottom line is this-- if someone is truly seeking God, they will find him. If they eventually do not find their way to Jesus, that plainly shows that they are not truly seeking him. And for those that come to Jesus out of mere curiosity, He doesn't have anything to say. To those who simply toy with the idea of following Him, nothing really happens. You know, many say they are seeking God. They say, I'm a good person. They say, I am seeking truth. They say that they're on a path that they're trying to discover. But these people are not true seekers. These people are not truly seeking the Lord. And what happens is when their prayers aren't answered, when their requests aren't given to them, it causes them to doubt a God that they didn't believe in in the first place.

"If you truly seek Me, you will find Me." Romans 3:10 says, "no one is good. No one in all the world. No one really understands. No one is seeking God. Everyone has turned away from God." And I find that in the church today, sadly this is one of the most wide-spread epidemics, one of the most widespread sins in the church today. What Jesus said of the Pharisees could describe many in the American church of 2015. "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."

Church, dead devotion is a living mockery. Dead devotion, a false devotion that you proclaim to have a relationship with Christ, you proclaim to live for Him, but the actions are dead, it's not there, you're not really seeking Him-- it's a mockery of Christ. It's a mockery of what He actually wants to do within your life. Some people go to church, but their hearts, which are to be the temple of God, are cold and empty. Some people carry their Bibles, but they're about as familiar with it as they are the manual for their car. Some people sing worship songs, and they'll say "10,000 reasons for my heart to sing." But when they really think about it, they can't find even one.

It's very possible to appear godly and yet never have a real relationship with Him. To the world, you might look like you've got it all together, but inside you might be just as lost as they are. But when a person is desperate, when a person is aware of their own radical need and comes humbly to Him, Jesus Christ will respond with open arms.

See, Jairus was a true seeker. Jairus believed that Jesus could heal and save his daughter's life. And so Jairus begs him to immediately go and lay hands on her. He has a faith in Jesus and he places himself, without reservation, in the Lord's hands. And this faith that Jairus has is especially significant because this is what blows my mind. As I said before, I can only dream and hope for a faith like this. The faith that Jairus has that Jesus can heal his daughter maintains and continues even after his daughter is dead. Man, I wish I could tell you this story and say that Jesus prayed with Jairus, that they had a good little prayer sesh, and then immediately his daughter was healed. That Jairus went home and had lunch with his daughter. But that's not how the story ends. It ends a little bit better, and I'll get to that in a second.

But from the surface, Jairus comes with a simple request. Lord, I've got a 12-year-old daughter. She's innocent. She's perfect. She's beautiful. If You could only see her, You'd understand. Now if You could just heal her-- I know You can. If you could just heal her-- he has a faith. And his daughter dies. And has a faith. His faith doesn't go away. His faith doesn't change. As a matter of fact, he says to Jesus, Jesus, if You can just come in and lay your hands upon her, if You can just come in and touch her, I know, I believe that You can still do something great.

Jesus experiences Jairus at his lowest. And at this point in His ministry, Jesus had never performed a resurrection miracle. He'd healed many life-threatening diseases. But no one had been brought back from the grave. Yet without hesitation, Jairus asked Jesus to raise his daughter from the dead. He literally says, come lay your hand on her, and she will live.

Do we have this kind of a faith in Jesus? When Jesus doesn't do it the way that you thought He would and you're on the other side of your calamity, looking at your calamity and saying, well, God, I really prayed that You were going to deliver me from this, but You didn't. You didn't deliver me from it. When we're on the other side of our issues, of our pain, do we still the same faith that brought us to Jesus in the first place? Or does that faith diminish? After his first request to heal her, Jairus does nothing but simply follow Jesus. He clings to Jesus. He accepts not only Jesus, but also His timing.

And this is where a lot of people have trouble with God. They grow impatient with Him. When are You going to open the door of ministry for me? When are You going to provide me with that husband or wife? How long are You going to let that person get away with that sin? How are You going to judge this world? When are You going to come back? And in our impatience, we sometimes take things into our own hands.

Like Jacob, who actually ended up making things worse, we get tired of waiting for God. But Jesus does not ask us for our understanding of His ways and timing. He just asks us for our trust. From Jairus, He got it. What about you? God's delays are not necessarily his denials. Sometimes He doesn't give us what we ask for because He wants to give us something far better at a later time.

I said the story doesn't end with a dead girl and a sad dad. The story ends with Jesus Christ performing an incredible miracle that He only did a few times. And instead of healing a sick girl, he raises a dead girl. Jesus takes something terrible and turns it into something incredible. Jesus takes the simple faith of Jairus, and He expands upon it. And He does something far greater than Jairus could have ever even dreamed or hoped for that morning when He got up and said he was going to go see Jesus. The point is that even though we can't see how the situation will end or why it has come upon us, we can know that it flows from the love of God and is controlled by it. Even after Jesus didn't do it the way Jairus thought He should, Jairus maintained a faith that Jesus has a plan.

When God doesn't do it the way you think He should, do you trust Him? Because the reason Jesus did this in their life, and sometimes in ours, is because He wanted to do something greater than our expectations. They wanted healing. God wanted to do better than that. He wanted a resurrection. Solomon wanted wisdom. God wanted to do better than that. The disciples wanted a lunch break. God wanted to do better than that. He wanted a feast. Moses wanted a way around the sea. God wanted to do better than that. He wanted to part a way through the sea. Sometimes what we ask God for isn't the wrong thing, but maybe we're not thinking big enough. I believe God's called us to have an audacious faith. God has called us to have a faith so big, so great, to do something so miraculous, that if he doesn't show up, it's going to be awkward. I believe that we should have a little bit more of an awkward life.

You know, when Moses put his staff in the Red Sea, if the sea wouldn't have parted, would have been an awkward situation. When Elijah was surrounded by a bunch of prophets of Baal and he called down fire from heaven, if that fire didn't come down, he's in an awkward situation. When Peter took that first step on the water, if he would have sunk right away, that would have been an awkward situation. When Jesus Christ proclaimed that He would die and three days later, He would rise again, if He wouldn't have risen, that would have been an awkward situation.

When's the last time you embraced an awkward situation? When's the last time you had an audacious faith, that you said, Lord, I'm going to put myself in this situation. And if you don't show up, if you don't show yourself powerful, if you don't work above and beyond my natural understanding to work in a supernatural way, then it's going to be awkward. And I'm going to embrace that, Lord. Because I believe that You are calling me out to deeper waters, to do greater things.

2 Kings chapter 4-- I'm going to close with this story-- illustrates this principle so well. I'm going to read it to you from the Message version because it illustrates it a little bit better. It says, "one day, the wife of a prophet called out to Elisha, your servant, my husband, is dead. You well know what a good man he was, devoted to God. And now the man to whom he was in debt is on his way to collect by taking my two children as slaves. Elisha said, I wonder how I can be of help. Tell me what do you have in your house? Nothing, she replied. Well, I do have a little bit of oil. Here's what you do, said Elisha. Go up and down this street and borrow jugs and bowls from all your neighbors-- and not just a few, but all that you can get. Then come home and lock the door behind you. You and your sons pour oil into each container. When each is full, set it aside. She did what he said. She locked the door behind her and her sons. And as they brought the containers to her, she filled them. When all the jugs and bowls were full, she said to one of her sons, another jug, please. And he said, that's it. There's no more jugs. And then the oil stopped."

Your objections are God's qualifications. He said, what do you have? She said, nothing. And He says, perfect. When God says, what do you have and you say nothing, He says, OK. Well, that little bit that you do have that you don't think you have-- that's perfect for Me that's exactly what I need. I need the little that you have so I can bring you much. I need the little bit of faith that you have so that I can expand it, so that I can grow it, so that I can do something within your life that you are not prepared for. She only had a little oil, but that was enough for God. You might only have a little faith, but that's enough for God.

Imagine what would have happened if she would have had more jugs? I love it. She went to the whole neighborhood and got all the jugs she could. And the oil flowed into the next jug and the next jug. Imagine if she would have gone to the neighboring cities, to the neighboring villages. Imagine if she would have gotten leaves and filled leaves with oil. Imagine if she would have gotten everything at her disposal. What do you think would have happened? Well, I think God would have kept pouring. I think God would have kept giving. See, when you stop bringing, God stops pouring. And I believe that when God makes us a promise, that promise extends as far as our faith goes.

Peter took as many steps as his faith would let him. The children of Israel took as much of the land as their faith would let them. Abraham bargained for the lives of as many people as his faith would let him. He kept coming back to God and saying well, Lord, would you spare the city for this many? God said, OK. OK, well will you spare for this man? Sure. Well, would you spare for this many? He kept pushing. He kept trying. I wonder if he would have gotten to a place where he would have said, God, will you just spare it for my kin, for Lot? I wonder what God would have said. But along the way, Abraham's faith only went so far. God's ability is always greater than your capacity.

And I said a second ago, to embrace awkward moments. See, I believe that you only feel crazy when you're preparing for a blessing of God. You never feel crazy when you're in it. I wonder how she felt when she was going from door to door asking for jugs? Hey, you have any jugs? Any bowls? Sure. But why? I'm going to fill them up. With what? With my jug of oil. OK. I wonder how Noah felt when he was preparing for that blessing of God to deliver him and his family. I wonder how Moses felt, what Moses thought when he went into the throne room of Pharaoh and made his demands. You only feel crazy when you're preparing for a move of God. But when you are in the midst of a move of God, when you can look back at what God has brought you through-- man, it's incredible. It's great.

So church, perhaps you have an army against you tonight. Perhaps like Jairus, you come. Someone you love deeply, someone you care for deeply is going through pain you never wanted them to go through. Maybe you're going through pain that you never wanted to go through. Maybe you're getting ready for a step of faith that seems insane, to take that step out on that water. Maybe God has brought you here tonight and Satan tried so hard to keep you from coming here tonight because God wants to use tonight to do something great within your life. What little you have, bring it to God. Let God do something with that.

I'm going to pray right now. And then, in a second, we're going to have all of the deacons and the pastors come up here to the front. And we would love to pray with you. Whatever you're going through in life, we want to go through it with you. So if you have a need, if you have a care, if you have a concern, we're going to allow you the opportunity, the time as we worship to come down and talk to a pastor so we can lay hands on you, so we can pray for you. We have anointing oil. If you want to be anointed with oil, we'd love to do that. If you want to bring you and your family together, and we can pray together, we'd love to do that.

And we're going to have a little bit of instrumental time to do that. And then we're going to continue singing. We're going to continue praising God. Because as we praise God through the pain, He reveals the promise. And so we're going to praise God in the midst of the pain. We're going to praise God in the midst of whatever is going on in your life. And even during that time for the next 30 minutes as we worship, as we pray, as we intercede on each other's behalf, we're going to leave this time open for you to worship however you see fit. If you want to get on your knees and worship God, do it. If you want to lay on your face, do it. If you want to find a corner of the room and just spend some personal alone time with God, do it. But let this moment and this time be all about you and Jesus. Like Jairus, come to Him. Humble yourself. Seek Him and you will find Him.

Lord, we thank You for this time and for this opportunity that we've had to worship You. And Lord, as our pastors and deacons come forward, God, I pray that You would, Lord, be present in these prayers. As we lift our hearts up to You, as we give You what little we have, we pray that You would do something great with it. I pray for every person in this room-- different stories, different trials, different struggles-- each one, Lord, has their own tale of what You've done, where You've brought them, what You're doing. But God, the story is not finished. And so, Lord, I pray right now over everybody in this room, I pray that You would speak to us, God. Lord, unite us as a church. God, I pray that You would bring healing. God, I pray that You would bring deliverance. Lord, I pray for relationships that are broken, that You would mend them. God, I pray that You would help us to have an audacious faith, to embrace those awkward moments, believing that You will show Yourself strong. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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What binds us together is devotion to worshiping our Heavenly Father, dedication to studying His word, and determination to proclaim our eternal hope in Jesus Christ. For more teachings from Calvary Albuquerque and Skip Heitzig, visit calvaryabq.org.

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The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, has agreed to give an informal talk to a group of American writers who are visiting England. Despite his failing health, Lewis is in great form. His audience is spellbound as, with a display of oratory and humor that made him one of England’s most famous public speakers, he recounts the significant events and the people that shaped his life. Don't miss David Payne’s fantastic performance that will make you feel as if you've heard from C.S. Lewis himself!
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A Night of Worship
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Genuine fellowship is messy; it involves the honest confession of burdens and loving prayer for one another. Jesus came for the poor, the broken hearted, the captives, the blind and the oppressed, and as the body of Christ, we are called to represent Him through our loving care of one another. This night of worship includes praise and worship music, prayers of the saints and the teaching of God's Word.
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6/16/2010
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A Night of Worship
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Hymns, praise, and contemporary worship styles combine to create an atmosphere wholly focused on the Lord as we welcome the National Worship Leaders Conference for an evening of extended worship. Guests include Fernando Ortega, Evan Wickham and Vicki Beeching.
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7/28/2010
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Evening of the Arts
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The Lord can use unexpected objects and events to bring glory to His Name. At this Evening of the Arts, we'll see discarded items make music with Sandy Dunn, the "Junkyard Instrumentalist." We’ll also witness a bicycle dismantled; a life retrieved as we watch the award-winning movie Jitensha (or Bicycle), and hear a challenge from the film's director, Dean Yamada.
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12/1/2010
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A Night of Worship
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Everybody worships; it is the fundamental drive of our lives. Sadly, not everyone worships Jesus Christ. Distracted by the cares of this world, many miss intimate fellowship with the Lord. In this evening of worship we'll express what God has done and how much we love him. He alone is worthy of our praise.
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12/15/2010
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The Best Christmas Present Ever
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It's the greatest birthday bash ever! Hallelujah Island Singers present "The Best Christmas Present Ever." This energetic children's Christmas celebration is overflowing with colorful characters, plenty of humor, a clever story, and a clear evangelistic message: what will you do when Jesus knocks on the door of your heart?
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12/22/2010
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Worship and the Word
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Experience the true meaning of Christmas through the music of the season and dramatic readings from the Gospel of Luke. Enjoy beautiful carols with Fernando Ortega and see the Scriptures come to life as you encounter the Word of God in first person through the acting of Dennis and Wendy Cole.
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12/14/2011
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Constellation Celebration
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BibleIsland Hallelujah Island Singers (H.I.S. Choir) presents this heavenly view of Jesus' birth. As the musical unfolds, a constellation of starts offers a fresh look at the biggest announcement in history. Along the way you'll meet a lively group of stars, who witness the shepherds and their flocks, the wise men, and Jesus--the star of the show. It all calls for a constellation celebration!
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12/21/2011
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Evening of Worship with Fernando Ortega
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Fernando Ortega is joined by gifted accompanists for the Evening of Worship. The combination of Old Testament Scripture readings and Ortega's soothing lyrics and beautiful melodies help us calm our hearts and minds during the busy holiday season.
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4/4/2012
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180 Movie and interview with Ray Comfort
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Don't miss 33 minutes that will rock your world! View the shocking award-winning documentary 180 and watch an interview with film's producer, Ray Comfort, by Pastor Skip Heitzig.
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5/23/2012
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Hallelujah Island Singers presents Wild About God!
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Take a journey through Bible Island and learn what it is to be WILD about God. The Hallelujah Island Singers show us that loving God requires worship, instruction, love, and discipleship. The gospel message is conveyed throughout with song and dance, and it all boils down to the A,B,Cs—admit you’re a sinner, believe in Jesus, and confess Jesus as your Savior and Lord.
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10/10/2012
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Evening of Worship and Prayer
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12/12/2012
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The Great Christmas Giveaway
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12/19/2012
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The Next Chapter: A Celtic Christmas
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1/16/2013
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expound Night of Worship
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We stand with voices in unison praising our God! The music and voices of the OUTLOUD Worship Band were joined by the rising voices of worshipers at the midweek service on January 16. We gathered in the sanctuary for a special night of worship as we gave our whole selves—our voices and minds—over to the worship of our one true and living God. The beautiful melodies and heartfelt praise moved through the building as we reflected on the wonder, peace, mercy, grace, revival, redemption, and healing of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Prayer Vigil for the Griego Family
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Our church community—our family—is shaken by the sudden loss of our friends Greg Griego, his wife Sarah, and three of their children, Zephaniah, Jael, and Angelina. Let's look to God's Word to gain perspective and hope.
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My Hope America Kickoff
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Pastor Skip sat down with Robert Schlipp of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to talk about My Hope America with Billy Graham. Robert explained it as a time where believers can reach others through videos that present the gospel with life-changing testimonies and powerful messages from Billy Graham. The congregation looked to the screens to watch Defining Moments, featuring testimonies from illusionist Jim Munroe, NFL player David Tyree, and singer Lacey Sturm.
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Christmas in Black and White
BibleIsland Hallelujah Island Singers
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BibleIsland Hallelujah Island Singers (H.I.S. Choir) offered a fresh view of the meaning of Christmas in their performance Christmas in Black and White on Wednesday, December 4. Pastor Skip introduced BibleIsland director Roxie Sharp and explained the reason for the special evening. With big smiles and joyful hearts, children sang songs about the true reason for Christmas: to celebrate Jesus. They also performed a skit that presented the truth of Jesus Christ, that He has called us out of darkness into light—it's as clear as black and white.
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Fernando Ortega Christmas Concert
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Calvary was delighted to welcome guest musician Fernando Ortega and his orchestra for a special Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 18. Playing both the piano and accordion during the evening, Fernando captivated the audience with beautiful melodies and heartfelt lyrics as he performed original songs and some Christmas favorites. Fernando shared personal stories between songs, introduced the band, and led the congregation in praise of our Creator. In the midst of the busy holiday season, it was a wonderful evening to focus on and adore our Savior for His goodness.
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Battle Drums Worship Concert
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4/9/2014
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4/16/2014
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My Hope with Billy Graham’s “The Cross” Video
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12/3/2014
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The Night Heaven Came Down
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Join Bible Island's Hallelujah Island Singers (H.I.S. Choir) in worship and celebration of God's great love. Angels are God's messengers, and what better way to spread the message of Jesus' birth than with angels! In this praisentation, the angels in heaven await the call to announce Jesus' birth and consider God's faithfulness and the prophecies of the coming Savior.
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12/10/2014
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Doyle Dykes in Concert
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In this special service, finger-style guitarist Doyle Dykes showcases his incredible talent, mixing different sound styles in his performance and even breaking out his twelve-string guitar. Enjoy Doyle's music and be encouraged as he shares a story from the past about how the Lord answered a prayer from his young daughter, reminding us that we should have faith like children.
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12/17/2014
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Fernando Ortega Christmas Concert
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Reflect on our Savior and His advent as Fernando Ortega and his band perform original songs, hymns, and holiday favorites in this special Christmas concert. Enjoy Fernando's music as he shares personal stories and encourages us to join in the constant, eternal worship of God happening in heaven.
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My Hope: Heaven
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My Hope with Billy Graham combines the impact of video programs with the power of personal relationships. The film Heaven features a never-before-released message from Billy Graham as well as compelling stories and testimonies from Laurie Coombs and firefighter Cheyane Caldwell.
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12/2/2015
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Dennis Agajanian Christmas Concert
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This special acoustic performance from Calvary Albuquerque features Dennis Agajanian, a multi-award-winning musician and guitarist. Enjoy both old and new Christmas favorites and hear encouraging stories of faith from Dennis as he's joined onstage by members of Battledrums Worship.
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12/9/2015
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An Out-of-the-Box Christmas
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Take a fresh look at the meaning of Christmas in this year's praisentation by Bible Island's Hallelujah Island Singers (H.I.S. Choir). When boxes show up at a dress rehearsal with all the wrong costumes, the cast has no other choice than to think out of the box. They get creative and devise comical but heartfelt ways to tell the Christmas story in out-of-the-box ways.
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12/16/2015
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Nadia Covey Christmas Concert
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Nadia Covey was born in Lviv, Ukraine, and has played the violin all over the world. She has a passion for not only bringing people into God's presence through worship, but also teaching about how worship fosters intimacy in our individual relationships with our heavenly Father. Enjoy this inspiring performance as Nadia shares personal stories of God's goodness and leads us in worship and thanksgiving to God.
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Evening of Worship and Prayer
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Be spiritually renewed and refreshed as we humble ourselves before the Lord and wholeheartedly set our minds on Him.
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H.I.S. Choir - Dr. Newheart's Christmas Cure
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Take a fresh look at the meaning of Christmas in this year's praisentation by Bible Island's Hallelujah Island Singers (H.I.S. Choir). When the kids come to the clinic suffering from the overkill of Christmas, Dr. Newheart diagnoses their malady as the Christmas Day Dumps. Through the help of the clinic staff, the kids realize they have a heart problem that can only be cured by accepting Christ.
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12/14/2016
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We Are Messengers Concert
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We Are Messengers is a family, band, and ministry from Ireland now based in the United States. At the heart of their vision is the desire to serve God and to see His radical love transform our lives and our communities. Enjoy this inspiring performance as they share their testimonies, personal joys and heartaches, and the amazing things God is doing in their lives.
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12/21/2016
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Doyle Dykes Concert
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In this special service, finger-style guitarist Doyle Dykes showcases his incredible talent, playing several Christmas classics like "Away in a Manger" and "Little Drummer Boy." He also shares several original songs, including "Guitar Poor" and "White Rose for Heidi." Doyle also speaks about his life growing up, learning to play guitar, and how God opened the door for him to witness to people through his music.
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H.I.S. Choir - Back to the Manger
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Hallelujah Island Singers present this year's Christmas musical, Back to the Manger. This caroling adventure through time demonstrates how helping others changes lives. Discover the true value of God's gift and why we celebrate Jesus' birth.
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Royce Lovett Concert
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Armed with an unmistakable voice, spirited guitar, and lyrics drawn from the depths of his soul, Royce Lovett provided an evening of entertaining and inspirational music.
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Evening of Worship and Prayer
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