At Calvary Temple in Sterling, VA our vision is simple:
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. – 2 Timothy 2:2
Of course the vision is simple but the application is work. I have been blessed to be a part of Calvary Temple in Sterling, VA for my entire life. In order to raise up a generation that loves God, of which I am blessed to be a part of, it requires lives in the previous generation to be poured out.
“Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed.” – Dr. Edward Judson
I identify very easily with those who are succeeding without suffering. Do not get me wrong, there are challenges and by no means has my life been without trials, but the point I am making is the same one that Paul made in Hebrews 12:1. Look around at that great cloud of witnesses and be encouraged to press on in this race with patience. Be consistent, do not grow weary, remember those who have labored before you and follow their example. Commit the doctrine that you have learned to another generation that will be able to teach others also.
We have a very rich heritage at Calvary Temple. Our pastor, Pastor Star R. Scott, went to Bible college in California and was taught and encouraged by some of the founders of the Assembly of God denomination. One that stands out is Ralph M. Riggs. What stands out to me is that Ralph M. Riggs as a child was involved in the Azusa Street outpouring back in the early 20th century. Three degrees separate my generation from such a great move of God. Pastor Star R. Scott saw the power in this anointed man of God. I have witnessed the same anointing in our pastor as God has used him in this generation in signs and wonders. My desire is to pass onto another generation this same power, through a life poured out, that the generation that follows might succeed.
That is the purpose of this blog: to relay, on an adult level, the doctrine, the stories and the teachings that we commit to our children. We desire for our kids to be a stronger next generation that will not only have faith for themselves, but that will demonstrate and pour out their faith in their generation and to all those that follow them.