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Lance Ralston | Calvary Chapel Oxnard

Marriage Series 2019

IntroductionPart 1: The FoundationPart 2: Deepening IntimacyPart 3: The WifePart 4: The HusbandPart 5: Challenges IPart 6: Options...Part 7: Challenges IIPart 8: Marriage and the GospelBonus: Come Away My Love Welcome to Two Into One: A Marriage Series These messages...

Where We are Supposed to Be

At the end of one of the episodes of the TV miniseries Band of Brothers, as Easy Company is marching into the Ardennes Forest for what turns out to be The Battle of the Bulge, the soldiers coming the other direction warn them they are about to be surrounded by the...

The Gospel Comes to Ireland

The rope was so tight round sixteen-year-old Patricius’ wrists they’d bitten into the flesh. He no longer felt the sting of the saltwater from the wind-tossed waves splashing over the side of the boat headed back to the home of his Irish captors. They’d nabbed him...

Are We Drifting Backward?

This is painful.I’m about to share something personal. It’s a lesson I learned years ago. I share it because it illustrates what I believe to be a crucial truth. It seems many mature Believers “get stuck” at some point in their walk. They’ve made good progress, then...

The Legend & Lesson Valentine’s Day

Roses are red. Violets are blue.Stuff about Valentine, We wish we knew. All we can say for sure is that there was indeed a pastor named Valentine who became a martyr around AD 270. Beyond that, it’s legend and conjecture. But where facts are thin, people feel free to...

Important Announcement re: CCHS

Calvary Christian High School began in the 2008-2009 school year as part of my vision for the overall reach of Calvary Chapel Oxnard. The vision of the school was to produce graduates who knew how to think and live Biblically, know their God-ordained calling and are...

The Christian Life Sermon Series

If you attend Calvary Chapel Oxnard, you may have noticed the posters that just went up. They announce the sermon series on The Christian Life we’ll be doing in 2019. As we continue to work our way book by book through the Bible, we’ll also use both Wednesdays and...

WHAT I LEARNED  (running for city council)

A Little Background I decided to run for a seat on the Oxnard City Council in the recent mid-term elections after it became clear that was what God’s Spirit was telling me to do. I have to admit, it’s not what I wanted and it took a while to comply. The nudge to run...

What Changed?

A rash of school shootings has people scratching their heads wondering why. Many locate the problem primarily in America’s love of guns. Each new campus tragedy becomes a rallying point in the call for gun-control legislation. Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates...

Everything Runs Down

While Evangelical Progressives applaud recent cultural changes, those of the Conservative branch are concerned as traditional values are thrown over in favor of the Moral Revolution. What they need to remember is that this is the way it’s been since the beginning. In...

An Affirmation of Dignity

The world is again in the grip of yet another realization its ways are bankrupt. The sexual revolution of the 60’s has born more bitter fruit in the ever-growing sexual harassment scandals rocking one industry and institution after another. Like falling dominoes,...