About Pastor Joseph

Jessica and I have pastored Calvary Church Assembly of God in Proctorsville, Vermont since January 2010. We have seen this congregation grow through the preaching of God's Truth and display of His Compassion. May the Lord continue to add growth as we journey together towards maturity in Christ!

Bible Reading for 2012

 

If the only Word you are getting is from the Sunday morning sermon, you are MISSING OUT and doing yourself a diservice. One of the GREATEST things you can do to grow in your Christian walk is to read the Bible, every day. Here is a 365 day plan to read the entire Bible through!

365 Day Bible Reading Plan

Already been reading the Bible through every year? Kick it up a notch with the program below. Following this guide will get you through the Old Testament in one year, Psalms/Proverbs once a month, ALL 4 Gospels once a month, and the entire New Testament from Acts – Revelation three times in a year! Now, you don’t have to read the daily selections all at once….Here’s what I’ve done: OT in the morning before work, Psalm/Proverbs at my first 15 min break, Gospels in the afternoon (either at lunch, last break, or shortly after coming home), and then the NT selection at night sometime before bed. In total you will be reading at least (some days a chapter or two more) 2 chapters in the OT, 5 Psalms & 1 Proverb, 3 Chapters of the Gospels, and 1 chapter of the NT. It may be a challenge, but if you’ll let yourself feel the burn, your spiritual muscles will grow!  

Bible Reading 2012

Don’t like those options? Customize a Bible Reading program to your own preferences! Select what you want to read in the time you select AND you can sign up to read it online, get it in your email, or listen to it online! Go to: http://www.mybibleplans.com/

Prayer & Fasting 2012

Beginning January 1, 2012, for 21 days, Calvary Church will be in a season of Prayer & Fasting. Prayer & Fasting is a powerful weapon the Lord has given His Church to (1) draw nearer to Him, (2) Increase your capacity for the Anointing, (3) Sow to the Spirit and reap Life, (3) demolish works of the enemy! Here are links to brief resources to help you understand prayer and fasting, what our Four-Fold Faith Focus for our 21 days of prayer & fasting are and tips on what to expect when you fast.

Fasting Guidelines

21 day Prayer Guide

Come Grow with Us!

It is my desire to engage the people of Calvary Church in Proctorsville, Vermont in a further discussion of the sermons that are preached in order to see that the seed of God’s Word that was planted begin to germinate and bring new life. Thru this blog we will look in more detail at the sermons and texts that are preached, you will get to share your ideas, what really “hit home” and made sense to you, and what you feel the Lord is doing in your life thru the ministry of God Word. We will also look at other topics of interest, and other portions, passages, and players in Scripture. If there is a particular topic that interests you, or you have questions about God’s Word, this is the place to share our thoughts, understanding, and love for Jesus as we walk in this journey together.

For those folks who don’t attend Calvary Church, you are most welcome to listen to the current sermon under discussion at www.calvarychurchvt.com so we’ll all be on the same page before we dive in, and please do add your thoughts! May this tool be a blessing to your spiritual walk and growth in Christ as He matures our faith and love for Him!

Richest Blessings,

Pastor Joseph Arnold