Why we worship Jesus
Every man needs a king to follow. Men need someone greater than themselves to worship. A man will either worship someone else or will worship themselves by living for their own desires. In Jesus’ case, all that come to him in faith and worship him will find peace with God and a transformed life.
Every women needs a man who will love her at the soul level- not just because of her pretty face. She needs someone who knows exactly what is going on deep in her heart and soul and loves her all the same. Only Jesus can know a woman this deeply and would chose to love her anyway.
Jesus’ life and his message are the most important of any person who has ever lived. Jesus’ message is there is no way to heaven except through him. (John 14:6) He claims to be the only door through which a man or woman can know God. Any religious system that teaches enlightenment, nirvana or eternal life without first experiencing a transformed life through faith in Jesus is false.
How we worship Jesus
Jesus is the center of all that is said and done at Calvary Baptist Church. We sing to Jesus, we pray to Jesus, we study his words to us and we give our gifts in love to Jesus. We are a church of people growing in deep, god-honoring relationships with others that know Jesus and follow him also.
We serve Jesus as we serve others that are in need in Columbus, GA and beyond. Therefore, we gladly join arms with other churches in our community that seek to make Jesus known across the Chattahoochee Valley and around the world.
Reach Build Send
Missions: Local & Global
We believe that Columbus is a unique city because of the impact of Fort Benning. The world is literally coming to our city. There are people from nearly every country in the world represented in our small bi-city area. This means that by reaching out to our community through mission work, we are literally touching the world.
Jesus told us to spread the Good News of salvation to the world. He said to start in your home town and the spread out from there. To the disciples he said to go to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and the other parts of the world. At Calvary, we follow this principle that Jesus outlined for missions. We send people to local, regional, national and international mission trips to help share the Good News of Jesus to all the world.
Each month we are sending people to some place in Columbus, Phenix City or Fort Benning to serve as missionaries. We are strategically reaching out to our community so that Jesus is known throughout the Bi-city area.
We also send groups around the world to share the love and message of Jesus. From Atlanta to Haiti or Alaska to India, we are prepared to send people to all parts of the Globe for the purpose of sharing the Gospel.
By reaching out locally, we make an impact globally.
Tambouzi Green is a man’s man whose life is as interesting as his name is cool. Pronounced tam-BOO-zee, his name is Swahili and means “lover of art and music.” His imposing stature gives way to a strong, engaging demeanor that puts a person immediately at ease. The nearly two hours spent listening to his story seemed like ten minutes and left me looking forward to our next conversation.
Green is the kind of guy I would have fun playing on the basketball court, though based on his height and years of playing high school and college hoops, it would leave me with an even more realistic assessment of my own abilities (or lack thereof) on the court.
Tambouzi-ChildBorn in Chicago on September 1, 1974, Green was raised by his grandparents, while his parents were in college full time. Though his father came to the U.S. from Panama to study medicine, he ended up going to college on a basketball scholarship.
You would never guess this big guy was raised in “Big Sky Country” (Montana). His family eventually moved from Missoula to a town called Colstrip, population 2,000. His was one of only two black families in town. Green was the oldest of four, and became the typical older brother who was overprotective of his two sisters and brother. His dwellings were modest, living first in a single-wide trailer, then later in a double-wide. He grew up in the Church of Christ, where he gave his life to Jesus and was baptized at the age of 16. . . .
Jesus Loves You
Did you know that Jesus loves you? He loves you so much that he was willing to leave Heaven, be born as human on earth, and die for your sin.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Without Jesus, we do not have eternal life. We perish. When we die, we are eternally separated from Jesus. But Jesus wants every person to come to him and live with him forever. He loves you!
We Are Sinners
The fact of the matter is, we are all sinners. From the day we were conceived, we had a desire to sin. It is our nature to do wrong. It is our nature to go against the things of Jesus. Even our ‘good’ is bad when compared to Jesus.
Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Since we all have a sin nature, we all deserve the same consequence. Death! Death is the payment for having a sin nature. And since you were born with a sin nature, your payment is death, eternal separation from God.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death
God Sends Jesus
Since we are all born in sin, we cannot do enough good to make ourselves right with God. Because of God’s love and desire to have fellowship with his creation, he sent Jesus.
Romans 5:8 – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
By accepting the payment for sin, death, Jesus made it possible for you to have fellowship with God. And after three days in the grave, Jesus came back to life. This resurrection put an end to death because of sin. His death and resurrection make it possible for us to have eternal life with God.
Now It’s Your Turn
We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:
“Dear Lord Jesus,
I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.
I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior.
Guide my life and help me to do your will.
In your name, amen.”
If you have just prayed this prayer, we would love to talk with you about your new found faith in Jesus. The next step for the new believer is to follow Jesus example and be baptised. Fill out the form below and one of our pastors will be in contact with you about your decision to follow Jesus. Praise the Lord for following Jesus!