God brought you here! (that is the word by word translation of the Hungarian "Welcome")
Thank you for stopping by and visiting Calvary Chapel Debrecen's web page! I pray that the Lord would bless you as you read and listen through our sites and that they may help to deepen your relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ as you grow in the grace and knowledge of Him! I also encourage you to be part of what God is doing in and amongst us by keeping us in your prayers and rejoicing with us in the fruits. Whenever you are in this part of the world, come and stop by, we would love to have you visit!
Because of Jesus,
Concerning Teaching: A looking of the life of Jesus finds Jesus continually teaching and instructing His disciples (Matt.5:2, Mark 2:13, Luke 19:47). We see the same pattern as we look at the life of the apostles (1Corinthians 4:17, 1 Timothy 4:11). Therefore, in seeking to imitate the apostles as they imitate Christ, we recognize the great importance of teaching in the lives of believers. Thus we give it great importance in our services. We believe the one thing worthy of being taught is the Word of God (John 6:63, Hebrews 4:12,2 Timothy 3:16). We also believe that the Word is sufficient for all things pertaining to spiritual life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3), and therefore we endeavor to focus solely upon the truths found in Scripture
Thursdays 6:00 pm and Sundays 10:00 am (Child care available) The Bible Studies are translated into English
Concerning Fellowship: Scriptural fellowship is found only among believers (1 John 1:7). It is not based upon culture, race, or personality but is based on the gospel (Philippians 1:5) and the Spirit of God who dwells within us (Philippians 2:1). This spiritual bond we call fellowship can be expressed through us as we gather together (Galatians 2:9) and we are encouraged to continue in "fellowship" (Hebrews 10:25), because we are able through encouragement, exhortation, and godly friendship to be built up in the spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
Men's Fellowship and Prayer Time:
Wednesdays 6:00am to 7:00am.
Women's Fellowship and Prayer Time:
First Monday of each month at 6:00pm
Concerning the breaking of bread: The "breaking of bread", commonly referred to as "communion" or the "Lord's supper" is a time of remembering the incarnation and death of the Son of God for our sins (1 Corinthians 11:24). The broken bread symbolizes his body broken for us (Luke 22:19) and the cup His blood shed for us (Luke 22:20), partaking of the bread and the cup are an outward sign of an inward and spiritual reality, that we have eaten His flesh and drank His blood (John 6:53,54) and that He now abides in us spiritually as do the bread and the cup physically (John 6:56. The Bible strongly warns those who would partake of the Lord's supper to examine themselves, and strictly forbids all except who have been born again and have trusted in Christ from partaking, for in so doing they eat and drink damnation to themselves (1 Corinthians 11:27-31).
We take communion at the end of each Sunday morning service.
Concerning prayer: Believers are encouraged to "pray without ceasing"(1 Thessalonians 5:17), to "let your requests be made known to God"(Philippians 4:6), and to be "watchful through prayer"(1 Peter 4:7). We are also taught in Scripture that there is great power in prayer (James 5:6) and that whatever we ask in the Jesus' name, for the glory of God, will be done (John 14:13). Furthermore, a Christian prays not only because he is commanded to and because there is a great power in prayer, but because a fruit of being born again and filled with the Spirit is crying "Abba, Father"(Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:6). We pray as our communes with the Spirit of our Father, and in this sense, our prayers should never cease.(1 Thess. 5:17).
Each time we gather together, we come in prayer to our Lord. 6:00 pm. on Sundays there is a prayer meeting for the whole church body. It is our desire to lift the needs and prayer requests of the saints to our God together; to seek His face; to share all the spiritual treasures that we have received from the Lord and to pray for the lost.
Worship ministry: We believe that God has given special gifts to all of us, and it is pleasing in His sight that we use these for His glory and to the benefit of the body of Christ. Music is a wonderful thing. It is special as it easily gets through the impenetrable walls of the heart and expresses things that can hardly be expressed by words. Music has great importance in the Christian's life. But we need to recognize that true worship is not about good voices and quality instruments, but it is all about our response to the touch of the Spirit. The fact that we stand in front of the congregation is not a reason to lift ourselves above everyone else. Though we have pastors, we are all disciples and though we have worship leaders, each one is a worshiper. From the first chord to the last note, we exalt the Lord together. The main responsibility of our worship team is to keep the rhythm and keep the people in time, while being a transparent vessel for the Lord to use. We want people to see Jesus.
We believe that God is worthy of all praise and that even eternity will not be long enough for us to be filled with His beauty, grace, love and with all those things that He has done, is doing and will do for us. Therefore we praise Him in every moment of our lives with our thoughts and actions, in all we do. Worship through music is a way to express that praise and that is what we do every time we gather together.
The worship team plays a great role in our outreaches and at conferences.
Children's Ministry: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22: 6
Children are especially important to God just like the ministry towards them (Luke 18: 16)! That is why we also consider the ministry towards children as a privilege and a special call. We believe that it is God who called us and it is He who makes us able to accomplish this ministry (1 Timothy 1: 12; 2 Cor. 3: 4-6).
It is a kind of ministry where you cannot be sure to see the fruits right away. We plant and water the seeds of the Word in the children's heart, and we know that it is God who gives them growth in the spirituals too. There are kids who come to the Sunday school only once, there some whom we see once a month and there are those who are coming regularly. We would like if all them knew God's love and the gospel. As God's love was poured out into our hearts (Romans 5: 5), we wish that every one of the kids would have a living relationship with the living God.
The goal of our ministry is that the children may know Christ (John 17:3), shall love Him (Mark 12: 30), and that they may grow up in Him (Eph. 4: 15). How can we accomplish all this? Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit , says the Lord of hosts. (Zech. 4: 6)
Our prayer is that the Spirit may remind them to the truths of the Word that they hear during bible study, and as they grow up may they make a decision accepting Jesus.
Please pray for the kids, teachers and helpers! Pray that God would call new people to be teachers and helpers into this ministry of His!
And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3: 15)
Statement of Faith:
We believe in the triune God of Old and New Testaments: the same yesterday, today, and forever. One God in three distinct persons: holy, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, gracious, merciful, true, just, and eternal. He is the Savior of those who believe unto salvation, and the judge of those who do not believe.
We believe that the Father, because of His love for the world, sent the Son into the world in order to be our High Priest in the heavens. We trust in the finished work of Christ upon the cross at Calvary. We believe that nothing can be added to this work, and that our righteousness apart from Christ is as filthy rags.
We believe that the Holy Spirit has been sent to the world to convict of sin, righteousness, and judgement; and that the Holy Spirit works through the gospel as the power of God unto salvation.
We believe that the Holy Spirit has been sent to the church in order that Christ might live through us, as well as comfort, convict, and empower us by His Spirit.
We believe tha the Word of God, breathed by God, is inerrant, sufficient, holy, spirit, and life; and that this Word is contained in the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament. We believe that nothing can be added, taken away, or left unfulfilled. We believe the Bible to be God's word to His people throughout history, and that it should be taught, prayed over, meditated upon, and lived by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe salvation to be by faith alone in the finished work of Christ at Calvary. We believe that salvation is of the Lord and that all glory goes to God. We believe that out of His great mercy, He drew us unto Himself with bands of lovingkindness, and that He is the Author and Finisher of our faith.
We believe that Christ will come again to judge the wicked and to redeem the righteous. We believe that the wicked will die for all of etrnity in the lake of fire, and that those found righteous in Christ will live for eternity in heaven.
We believe that we, as Christians, are to be spent glorifying God, sharing the love and holiness of God with this lost world, and drawing every day nearer to God as He prepares our souls for eternity.
We believe all of these things to be according the Scriptures from which we should draw all of our doctrine and thinking.
Jesus lays out His vision for the local church in Matthew 28.19-20 and that is our calling and duty here in Calvary Chapel, Debrecen. " go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you". We are called to MAKE DISCIPLES - that is mature followers of Jesus Christ with the ability to reproduce themselves spiritually. We are to know Him and make Him known.
Jesus also explains in the 2nd chapter of the book of Acts, especially in verse 42, how we are to accomplish that task.
1. They laid tremendous emphasis on TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD, because they realized from the ministry of Jesus that apart from it you cannot make matured disciples.
2. FELLOWSHIP was a very important part of the making of disciples. Following Christ they understoood that "walking together" - that is supporting, encouraging each other - is a must.
3. Jesus`s finished work of salvation and His overruling intimate love was the most important thing in their life. They were keeping that main thing the main thing by celebrating the COMMUNION regularly - just as Jesus asked them to do.
4. They PRAYED TOGETHER, because they were totally dependant on God. They understood from the life and teachings of Jesus, that this time spent with God cannot be skipped if they want to know Him and make Him known. One of the wonderful ways to pray together is the WORSHIP of God BY SONGS AND MUSIC.
5. It is God`s plan that we preach Jesus, to PROCLAIM the GOOD NEWS to those around us.
6. GOD`S LOVE and tender care is manifested through and among the beleivers.
That is our ministry model; this is what we are aiming at and this is how we co-operate with the SPIRIT OF JESUS. With His strength, His might and enableing, we do His will and remain available for Him.
We believe if you are available for Jesus, you can know Him, and He will use you in the work that He has entrusted us to do. Seek Jesus and make yourself available for Him!
I declare to you the gospel
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth;2 and God crested man, saying ``of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.``4 But when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate.5 And through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, 6 for all have sinned7 and the wages of sin is death.8 These will go away into everlasting punishment.9 But God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, 10 and He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree,11 that whoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.12
``What must I do to be saved?``13 He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.14 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him form the dead, you will be saved.15 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.16 today if you hear His voice do not harden your heart.17 It is appointed unto man once to die, and then the judgement,18 and it is fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.19 He is a consuming fire.20 These are the words of God in Scripture and are not the teachings of man. Please look up the references below yourself and call upon God to have mercy on you. For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.21
1. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
2. Genesis 1:1
3. Genesis 1:27
4. Genesis 2:16-17
5. Genesis 3:6
6. Romans 5:12
7. Romans 3:23
8. Romans 6:23
9. Matthew 25:46
10. John 3:16
11. 1 Peter 2:24
12. John 3:16
13. Acts 16:30
14. Mark 16:16
15. Romans 10:9
16. Acts 4:12
17. Hebrews 3:15
18. Hebrews 9:27
19. Hebrews 10:31
20. Hebrews 12:29
21. Romans 10:1
For MP3 recordings of our Bible studies please check out our teachings page.
Golgota Keresztény Gyülekezet, Debrecen
(Calvary Chapel of Debrecen)
Pastor Zsolt Bodogán
address: Bartók Béla str. 7
We are 2 hours and 50 minutes by Inter City train from Budapest
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