Toledo CalvarySep 25, 2023
The Main Character (9/24/23)
Life can suddenly get uncertain or even downright scary. When you are facing an unexpected storm, who becomes the main character in your story? Is it you? Is it your fear? Or the storm you are facing? On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan reminds us of the true Main Character in times of trouble.
A Formula for Great Faith (9/17/23)
Faith is not saying God can do something, it's believing that He will. That, even during the hardest times, He loves you and has your best interests in mind. On Sunday, September 17, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan reminds us that without a need we would not have any faith at all.
A Touch From Jesus (9/10/23)
Life can wear you down. Whether it’s non-stop physical, mental, or emotional stress, after a while, you begin to feel hopeless and numb. Like there’s no way out. But Jesus didn’t come to sit on the sidelines and watch you struggle. He came to be a part of your life, to experience life beside you, and bring healing. On Sunday, September 10, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins his new sermon series, Never the Same.
Prayers for the Porch (9/3/23)
When a loved one turns away from God, one of the hardest places to be is the person waiting at home. Before you say or do something you regret, remember to pray first and be open to God's will. On Sunday, September 3, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his Flashback sermon series, and gives us Three Prayers For The Porch.
(Originally preached as part of the Coming Home Series on 10.24.21)
GPS: Acts 15 (8/27/23)
You've come to a crossroad. Whether it's with your beliefs, attitude, actions, or relationships, a decision needs to be made. But before you move, how do you know you are making the right choice? On Sunday, August 27, 2023, Pastor Chad continues his Flashback series, and reminds us that God has given us a GPS to guide us along the way.
(Originally preached in the Trending Series on June 24, 2018)
Never the Bridesmaid, Always the Bride (8/20/23)
The date is set. Invites are embossed or handwritten and mailed by the dozens. Everyone is invited. Months are spent in breathless anticipation and preparation. Days and weeks are focused solely on making sure that it will not just be a good day, but the perfect day. Why do we spend so much effort on a wedding, and so little on our actual Saviour? On Sunday, August 20, 2023, Pastor Chad encourages the church to look to Jesus as a bride looks forward to her wedding day.
What If? (8/13/23)
Doubt, fear, the unknown can all paralyze us from what God wants to do. No matter what you are facing, God is with you, calling you to something greater. On Sunday, August 13, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins a new sermon series, Flashback, and encourages us to go beyond our “What If’s.”
Life After Church Hurt (8/6/23)
Nothing hurts more than a betrayal of a trusted friend. And when that friend is the Church, that entire body of faith, religion, or even Jesus himself may be rejected. But there's hope, healing, and restoration available no matter the circumstances. On Sunday, August 6, 2023, Calvary welcomes special guest speaker, Matt Hammitt, as he talks about Life After Church Hurt.
Seek and Find Today (7/30/23)
There’s no guarantee that there will be a tomorrow. And yesterday has already passed. Today is the only opportunity you have to seek God. If you need strength, peace, forgiveness, or blessing, stop procrastinating. Stop robbing yourself and your family. On Sunday July 30, 2023, Pastor Chad concludes his Today & Tomorrow Sermon Series and encourages us to Seek & Find God Today.
Just a Touch (7/23/23)
Louder than words alone, a touch speaks volumes. A touch can encourage, show solidarity, display affection, or bring comfort during times of sorrow. But only a touch from Jesus can change your life forever. On Sunday, July 23, 2023, Pastor Jay Heiss shared three ways a touch from Jesus can change your life.
Dynamic Duo (7/16/23)
Who's got your back? When the times get tough, when you need someone to talk to, stand with you, encourage you, who is there to support you in any storm? If you aren’t a part of a dynamic duo, it’s time to find yourself a Silas. On Sunday, July 16, 2023, Pastor Keith Kurtz takes a look at the book of Acts and give us Four Different Qualities of a Silas.
Today and Tomorrow- PART 2 (7/9/23)
God has given us all purpose. He created each of us to do something specific with our life. But too often, we get in our own way. We get busy. We get distracted. We get so active we miss out on God’s calling on our life. On Sunday, July 9, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan challenges us to live a life of purpose so we can create a life of value tomorrow.
Today and Tomorrow (7/2/23)
Life has ripples. What you do today will affect your tomorrow. You may not know what tomorrow will look like or how you will get there. But if you hope for a better tomorrow, it starts by deliberately making decisions today. On Sunday, July 2, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Four Things to Think About Today.
You Choose (6/25/23)
Join us for an inspiring sermon by Pastor Chad Gilligan as he dives into Matthew 7:28-29. In this powerful passage, Jesus concludes His famous Sermon on the Mount, leaving the audience astonished by His authority and wisdom. Discover the transformative message behind Jesus' teachings and learn how they still resonate with us today. Gain valuable insights into living a life built on a solid foundation, guided by God's Word. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of Scripture and be inspired to apply its timeless truths to your own life. Tune in to our channel to experience this impactful sermon and let it touch your heart and uplift your spirit.
Remember The Stages (6/18/23)
On this journey of life, it's important to stop and remember. Remember where you have been. Remember where you are going. And remember Who is with you every step along the way. On Father's Day, June 18, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages us to Remember God. Father's Day Drawing is now closed.
Wise and Foolish Builders (6/11/23)
You are building your life with every decision, every action, and every word you say. But no matter how hard you work, or how good your intentions are, if your foundation isn't based on the Word of God, your life is in danger of crumbling. On Sunday, June 12, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on the wise and foolish builders.
Building Block #5: Watch Out For False Prophets (6/4/23)
On the surface, they seem like nice people. Their reasoning sound. Their beliefs good. They might even seem biblical from time to time. But they are only telling you want you want to hear. Be on guard! For in them, there is no truth. On Sunday, June 4, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan warns us to watch out for false prophets.
Building Block #4: The Narrow Gate (5/28/23)
It’s not the most popular. It’s not the most well-liked. But it is the only path to God. It’s the only path to salvation, restoration, and hope. On Sunday, May 28, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan takes a look at the Narrow Gate.
Building Block #3: The Golden Rule (5/21/23)
We are quick to spout off the Golden Rule when someone else does us wrong. But when we mistreat others, we have our reasons, our rationalization, our excuses. The next time you want to react to a bad situation, ask yourself, who are you loving in that moment? Yourself or your neighbor? On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Building Block #3: The Golden Rule.
The Courage Equation (5/14/23)
Sometimes our biggest act of courage is to leave our comfort zone. Whether it’s a call to obedience, a call to trust, or a call to be generous, God wants you to go beyond your circumstances to do something more. He has called you to be courageous. On Mother’s Day, May 14, 2023, Calvary welcomes guest speaker, Pastor Lisa Seaton, as she encourages us to apply The Courage Equation.
Pastor Jeff Dove (5/7/23)
On Sunday, May 7, 2023, Calvary wrapped up their Missions Week and welcomed guest speaker, Pastor Jeff Dove, as he spoke about Fire Bible Ministries and how God is moving all around the world.
Learn More About the Fire Bible at https://firebible.org/
Building Block #2: Ask Seek Knock (4/30/23)
God doesn’t want you to miss out on the most important things in life! If you need something, ask God. He cares for you and wants to give you the things you need. But it all starts with you. On Sunday, April 30, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us three keys to receiving from God.
Blessings For Battle (4/23/23)
When you are facing opposition, it’s important to remember that you are never alone. God is with you, and He is on your side. On Sunday, April 23, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches from Psalm 20 and gives us blessings for battle.
Do Not Judge: Building Block #1 (4/16/23)
It’s easy to look at someone and think you could do better, think better, or act better. But if we want to build a life that will thrive, we need to start looking at ourselves and leave the other people to God. On Sunday, April 16, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan kicks off a new sermon series, Built to Last, and give us the first Building Block: Do Not Judge.
Broken Bread and Opened Eyes (4/9/23)
We've all heard the Easter story. We know about the last supper, Jesus's trial, and crucifixion. We know that He was in the grave for 3 days before He rose again. But do you know what Jesus did once He was alive again? Who did he talk to? Where did he go on that first Resurrection Sunday? On Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us a different kind of Easter story, the kind less likely told.
The People at the Cross (4/7/23)
Preparing our hearts for Easter begins by remembering the reason why Jesus died. Join us for our traditional Good Friday service as we reflect on Jesus's sacrifice on the cross as well as share in a special time of communion.
Words For When We Worry — PART TWO (4/2/23)
It tells you that you're a failure. It tells you there's no hope. It tells you that you're all alone and won't make it. Worry is a liar, and the only way to combat the lies is start telling yourself the truths of God's Word. On Sunday, April 2, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues Words for When You Worry.
Every Emotion Matters (3/26/23)
Mad, Glad, Scared, Sad... God made us emotional creatures. But when our emotions are out of balance, sometimes we need help finding our way back to a healthy place. On Sunday, March 26, 2023, Calvary welcomes special guest speaker, Dr. Don Lichi, from Emerge Counseling Ministries, as he speaks on the importance of emotions.
Words For When We Worry (3/19/23)
It keeps you awake at night, dominates your thoughts. Steals your breath. Paralyzes you. A predator to your soul. Fear, worry, anxiety…whatever you call it, it can take over your life. And we make ourselves vulnerable. We invite it in. We feedit. We encourage it to live with us. On Sunday, March 19, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us important words to remember when we worry.
Three Money Questions (3/12/23)
What’s the first thing you think of in the morning when you get out of bed? What drives you through the day? Often times, what we treasure is not as valuable as we want to believe. On Sunday, March 12, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Three Money Questions to ask ourselves when considering materialism.
Don’t Let the Hypocrites Get You Down (3/5/23)
Hypocrites are all around us. They say one thing and do another. They cannot be trusted. Especially the most infamous hypocrite in our lives, the one found in the mirror. On Sunday, March 5, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan starts a new sermon series, All to Him, and breaks down what it means to be a hypocrite.
Look Out: Five Common Temptations (2/23/23)
Temptation – it’s tailor-made for you and strikes when you are most vulnerable. But no matter the attack, God is faithful and can see you through. On Sunday, February 26, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes the Living on a Prayer sermon series and reveals the truth about 5 Common Temptations.
Look In: I Forgive You (2/19/23)
Either intentionally or unintentionally, people will come into your life who will hurt you. And we need to know how to forgive. Our relationship with God, our relationship with others, and our own well-being depends on it. On Sunday, February 19, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan talks about the importance of forgiveness.
Look In: God, Forgive Me (2/12/23)
Forgiveness. It’s God’s greatest gift and our greatest need. Without it, there’s no salvation, no restoration, no hope. But even after becoming a follower of Christ, we still need God’s forgiveness daily in our lives. On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Four Forgiveness Facts to live by.
Pastor Manny Rosario (2/5/23)
On Sunday, February 5, 2023, Calvary welcomed special guest speaker from Convoy of Hope, Pastor Manny Rosario. Don't miss this powerful message, Bread For My Friends, as he challenged everyone to intercessory pray for neighbors and nations around the world.
Look Down: Prayerables (1/29/23)
If we want effective prayers, it’s not enough to pray once and be done. It’s also matters how we pray. On Sunday, January 29, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan unpacks three of Jesus’ parables to show the importance of effective praying.
Look Down: Heaven on Earth (1/22/23)
There’s no doubt that everything will be perfect in Heaven. But we forget that the reason Heaven is perfect is because God’s will is already perfect there. If we want a better life here on earth, it starts by making God’s will a priority in our lives. On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us two look-down takeaways as we pray Heaven on Earth.
Look Up: Who Are You Talking To? (1/15/23)
Most people pray because they know they should, but they never stop to consider WHO they are praying to. God is more than the "big man upstairs" or a Santa Claus, waiting to grant your every wish. He is a holy, powerful Heavenly Father who wants a relationship with you. On Sunday, January 15, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages us to LOOK UP and consider Who you are talking to.
TIPS for Prayer (1/8/22)
Praying sounds easy, but it’s surprisingly tough to do. Whether it’s your busy schedule, chaotic household, or lack of motivation, prayer seems to be brushed off and often overlooked. On Sunday, January 8, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins his new sermon series, Living on a Prayer, and gives us 4 TIPS for praying.
New Years Day: Looking for Prayer (1/1/23)
If you are ready for a new year of blessings, it starts by turning to the One who gives them. On Sunday, January 1, 2023, Pastor Chad Gilligan, challenges us to commit to pray the Lord's Prayer everyday this month to see what God can do for us and through us.
When Christmas Comes at a Bad Time (12/18/22)
Sermon for Sunday, December 18, 2022
It’s the Most Vulnerable Time of the Year (12/11/22)
Christmas promises love, joy, and peace. But what should be the happiest time of the year is often the most stressful. The expectations, the conflict, the pressure we place on ourselves... It was never supposed to be this way. On Sunday, December 11, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages us to find peace during the most vulnerable time of the year.
I Can’t Even With You… Or Can I? (12/4/22)
You’re not going to like everyone you meet. And not everyone will like you. But how you treat people should set you apart from others. When it comes to difficult people, God calls us to love first. On Sunday, December 4, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us how Jesus flipped the script when He called us to love our enemies.
How To Be a Person of Integrity (11/27/22)
Your word is your bond…unless it’s inconvenient. You are a “man of your word” most of the time... But words matter to God. What you say and what you do reveals who you are inside. And Jesus has called us to be people of integrity ALL of the time even when no one is watching. On Sunday, November 27, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan flips the script with this week’s lesson about integrity.
Marriage Murderers & Marriage Makers (11/20/22)
While people may tout that marriage is the foundation of the family, far too often, they take it for granted instead. Many marriages are neglected, mistreated, and misunderstood. If we don’t start being intentional in our marriages, we may find ourselves slowly killing it instead. On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan unpacks Jesus’ teachings on what makes or murders a marriage.
Who’s Sitting at Your Table? (11/13/22)
Your BFFs, your bro's, your buddies, your gal pals... Relationships define who you are. If you want to be successful, if you want to grow in your faith, if you want the blessing of God in your life, start by looking at who influences you. On Sunday, November 13, 2022, Pastor Keith Kurtz challenges us to evaluate "Who's sitting at Your Table?"
Jesus’ Guide to Anger Management (11/6/22)
Life is a little different in the Kingdom of God than the world's kingdom. In God's kingdom, we are expected to live our life from the inside out. And that starts by first examining what's in our hearts. On Sunday, November 6, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Jesus' Guide to Anger Management.
Keep Running (10/30/22)
When life gets difficult... sometimes we need encouragement. Sometimes we need to be reminded of God's promises. But sometimes we need to be reminded to keep our heads in the game and persevere no matter what. On Sunday, October 30, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan challenges people that when times get tough- keep running!
Principles for the Persecuted (10/23/22)
No one wants to be ostracized, bullied, or abused. No one wants to feel like they are all alone in their beliefs. But when you stand up for righteousness and are persecuted for it, Jesus says it’s a blessing. On Sunday, October 23, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan flips the script as he continues his sermon series on the Beatitudes.
Deconstructing Detours (10/16/22)
On Sunday, October 16, 2022, Calvary welcomes special guest speaker and AG Ohio Superintendent, Pastor John Wootton, as he speaks on the detours we face in life.