Resources for you

We hope this page provides helpful resources, Biblical encouragement and practical next steps for you as you deal with the things that weigh heavily on your heart.  Wherever you are and whatever you are dealing with, remember that you are not in this alone! 

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Week 5: Fear

October 15-18, 2020

Weekend Sermon

Pastor Shawn Thornton

Young Adult Sermon

Pastor Brian Williams

Sermon bumper video

Sermon intro video from weekend service

DR. RICK BLACKMON, PSYCHOLOGIST

Full-length interview on fear and worry

Week 4: Anger

October 8-11, 2020

Weekend Sermon

Pastor Shawn Thornton

Young Adult Sermon

Pastor Brian Williams

Sermon bumper video

Sermon intro video from weekend service

DR. RICK BLACKMON, PSYCHOLOGIST

Full-length interview on Anger

Week 3: DISCOURAGEMENT

October 1-4, 2020

Weekend Sermon

Pastor Shawn Thornton

Young Adult Sermon

Pastor Brian Williams

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Sermon intro video from weekend service

DR. RICK BLACKMON, PSYCHOLOGIST

Full-length interview on discouragement and depression

Week 2: anxiety

September 24-27, 2020

WEEKEND SERMON

Pastor Shawn Thornton

YOUNG ADULT SERMON

Pastor Brian Howard

Sermon Bumper Video

Sermon intro video from weekend service

DR. RICK BLACKMON, PSYCHOLOGIST

Full-length interview on anxiety

Week 1: Loneliness

September 17-20, 2020

Weekend Sermon

Pastor Shawn Thornton

Young Adult Sermon

Pastor Brian Howard

Sermon bumper video

Sermon intro video from weekend service

DR. RICK BLACKMON, PSYCHOLOGIST

Full-length interview on anxiety

Bible verses

For you to read, memorize and remember

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Psalm 23

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”
These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One
with shouts of joy and praise
    among the festive throng.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

My soul is downcast within me;
    therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
    the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
    in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
    have swept over me.

By day the Lord directs his love,
    at night his song is with me—
    a prayer to the God of my life.

I say to God my Rock,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?”
My bones suffer mortal agony
    as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.

Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 Matthew 6:25-34

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, the Lordyour God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
 
Isaiah 41:10-14

BOOKS OF HOPE

Recommended reading to encourage you in your journey

Minister
on Call

Ministers on Call are available 24/7 to provide spiritual support and practical next steps to those in crisis and emergency situations.

Classes

The five classes we offer are listed below.

If you have any questions, contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267 or Lynn at lynn.nibarger@calvarywestlake.org  for more information.

Changes that heal

Understanding your past for a healthier future.

Hiding from Love

Learn how to change the withdrawal patterns that isolate and imprison you.

Boundaries

Taking control of your life and saying ‘no’ when you need to.

Safe People

How to find relationships that are good for you and avoid those that aren’t.

Loving People

How to Love and Be Loved. Nine-week class from 9/13/20-11/8/20 at 9am. Class is online only due to Covid 19 restrictions. Please Click Here to register.

PASTORAL CARE

We would love to help meet physical and financial needs for you, your family or your neighbors during the COVD-19 crisis.

 

small groups

We were not designed to be alone. We need each other to help us become the people God created us to be. In Calvary’s small groups, you can be real about who you are, honest about what’s happening in your life, and be encouraged to move forward  in your relationship with God. 

 

Past sermons

Explore sermons from our 2016 sermon series titled "Wounded for Good". These messages address the subject of pain, God's sovereignty and how to find healing in the midst of a broken world.