Elements Bible Study 2.6 Worksheet – Alignment & Authority ​


Hello, fellow students of the Word!

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 7:30 PM (MT) we’ll be studying material associated with the above link live on http://www.facebook.com/cacdenver.

You’ll want to download the file and have it nearby for reference, fill-in-the-blank, and for jotting down personal notes.


Yours for knowing the Elements of Christian living,

Pastor Don Haymon II




Matthew 16:13–23 (NKJV)

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

20 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.

21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”

23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Mark 8:33 (NKJV)

33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Matthew 26:39 (NKJV)

39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

Philippians 2:5–9 (NKJV)

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,

7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

Mark 10:35–37 (NKJV)

35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”

36 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

37 They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.”

Mark 10:41–45 (NKJV)

41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John.

42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.

43 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.

44 And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.

45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Matthew 18:18–22 (NKJV)

18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Matthew 8:5–10 (NKJV)

5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,

6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”

7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.

9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!

Hebrews 10:21–24 (NKJV)

21 and having a High Priest over the house of God,

22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,

Galatians 6:1–5 (NKJV)

1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

5 For each one shall bear his own load.

James 5:16 (NKJV)

16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NKJV)

11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 (NKJV)

9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.

10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.

11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?

12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.


Transformational Leadership – Lesson 2

Lesson 1 Outline
Tap Image for PDF of Leadership Course Lesson Two with Pastor Don Haymon

“And all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit.” –2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)

Transformational Leadership – Lesson 1

Lesson 1 Outline
Tap Image for PDF of Leadership Course Lesson One with Pastor Don Haymon

“And all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit.” –2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)

What Will Exile Do to Me?

What Will Exile Do to Me?

Face it. Any time of disruption, conflict, difficulty, for those who are called according to God‘s purpose, is not an accident. God is working. He, by design, puts us through these things to prove us. He wants us to move in the positive direction!

Scripture references to guide you through this chart:


Acts of fear

Emotions of fear

Blindness of fear

Slippery Footing of Fear


Control has always been God’s business (Isa 42:5)

Temperance, self-control (Pro 25:28)

Turning worry into real worship (John 4:24)

Communion with my Bible (Psa 119:105)

Thought control (2 Cor 10:4-5)

A closer relationship with God is worth everything (Psa 95:6)


I love my neighbor as myself (Mat 19:19)

I reach for and focus on things that are ahead (Phil 3:13-14)

My talents and gifts are from God, so I employ them for the needy (1 Pe 4.10)

I’m known for my contagious, hopeful attitude (Phil 2.16)

Fear is a thing of the past (Heb 13.6)

Self-denial and cross bearing are my lifestyle (Matt 16:24)

Thankfulness has overtaken anxiety (Eph 5.20)

God’s ways are higher, including the Divine Design of Exile! (Isa 55.9)

The Real Grinch

(Who Tries to Steal Christmas)

Taking a little liberty from the Dr. Seuss legacy, I’d like to ask, have you ever heard of Whoville? It’s the fictitious town that is “terrorized” by a Scrooge-of-a-man by the name of the Grinch. He is constantly on a warpath, an adversarial mission, to eliminate, do away with, the concept of Christmas in the little town beneath the mountain on which he lives. Spoiler alert: As the story unfolds, he grows tender towards the idea of Christmas after encountering a little girl who is brave enough to face him down. The end finds him completely turned from foe to friend as the townsfolk celebrate a renewed liberty towards the holiday.

“Get real,” you may say! I’m glad you encouraged me! There is a reality behind this children’s story that carries a weight that is of eternal importance. In case you were not aware, there is a real adversary to the message that Christmas seeks to convey. Once allowed, the message of Christmas is transformational and powerful in a life-changing way. This adversary, this antagonist, is worlds worse than Dr. Seuss could ever imagine and he is totally nonfiction. He was the one responsible for the temptation of Eve in the garden of Eden. His curse included God’s statement in Genesis 3:15. “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” This scripture is referred to by scholars as the “PROTEVANGELION.” This Greek word defines the Bible’s very first reference to the gospel message. Satan is declared a defeated adversary even from the very beginning of the Bible.

Now, turning to the last book of the Bible we read, “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born” (Revelation 12:4). This is a symbolic reference indicating Mary as the mother, and Jesus as the baby. The dragon is the mortal enemy.

Praise God for Christmas, the Christ child is born! However, there is someone in the universe who is very unhappy about the arrival of our Great Redeemer. You guessed it–none other than Satan, Lucifer, the fallen angel himself. He patiently awaits the arrival of the Messiah, knowing his opponent will ultimately be his Conqueror. He pounces at the very moment that Christ is born as we see clearly in the Christmas story. Herod, under the influence of Satan, was the one who called for the death of every baby boy born in Bethlehem. (Isn’t it amazing the consistency and accuracy of the flow of the Bible? It’s awesome to know the end of the story!) Satan, the real Grinch, is at war to this very day making every effort, hurling every insult, and destroying every semblance of godliness wherever he is permitted to do so.

Is there a prevailing Protagonist? Yes! Here He is! “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. [11] And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Revelation 12:10-11).

Jesus succeeds in opposing all the assaults and resistances of the Enemy! He even prevails in and through the lives of those who are 100% dedicated to Him. All who are serious about the Gospel call are those who, armed with the Gospel message of Christmas, are victorious at the end of the day!

The Gospel of Christmas is literally focused like a laser beam in Acts 2:38. Take a moment and read it for yourself. If you comply, and receive the Promise, you will find that all the old Grinch, Satan himself, can really do is make a lot of noise and scare a few fainthearted souls. He is indeed the powerless loser! Jesus is victorious and He reigns supreme. His Spirit is alive and well today!

Pastor Don Haymon II

Thank you for joining Calvary’s December series “Joy to The World” on Sunday mornings and “The Blessing of A Silent Night” on Tuesday’s. Please mark your calendar with the many other highly enjoyable and life-impacting events you’ll find at http://www.cacdenver.org.

Saturday, All Leadership Calvary Church Security Training

Church Security Training Session

Proverbs 22:3 (KJV)

“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

Our amazing church security staff is hosting a training session for anyone* serving in any official capacity to the church organization; and, for anyone who just wants to come and learn.

“The Security Guard Use of Force Continuum and Colorado Law.”

This course is provided by Mike A. Gargaro, who spent 30 years as a Denver Police officer and Detective. He is also the founder of Covenant Community Services Inc.

Course Description:

Saturday, September 28, 8:00 AM.

This 4 hour course covers the limitations and liabilities of those providing security for church organizations. It delves into the law and possible criminal and civil charges a security person or person of authority serving in an official capacity could face when using force against someone else.

We will find out in the boundaries of law where concealed carry fits and where force can be used as well as levels of appropriate force and to what degree force should be used in which situations.

This course is intended to be the first step in training anyone serving in any official capacity to the church organization.

We are asking for $15/person to help cover the cost of the course.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to Shane Gibson, Ariel Gibson, or leave a voicemail on the CAC administrative line, 303-758-5900. Please respond ASAP.

*this includes Calvary Academy Staff, Sunday School Staff, Student Leadership, Ushers & Security Team

Thank you for reading and participating!

Announcing 2019 Colorado UPCI Campmeeting!

If you speak Spanish, it all starts Tuesday night, June 18 at 7:30 PM, at Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. (There will be no Tuesday midweek Life Night assembly at Calvary). Wednesday through Friday, English speaking services begin at 7:30 PM. Please make plans to join families from all over Colorado for this Camp.

Please see the poster above for further details, including times and dates of the morning services.

The CAC Choir has been honored with an invitation to sing at the Wednesday evening service so all choir members, please to be at the Fairgrounds at 6:30 for rehearsal.

I look forward to seeing all Calvary families at the 2019 UPCI Campmeeting!

Pastor Haymon

Happy Mother’s Day 2019!


Matthew 1 records the 28-generation genealogy of Jesus’ ancestors. There are 4 women included. Counting Mary, we can learn the following lessons from Jesus’ moms on this special day, dedicated to Mothers.

Tamar: Endeavor to Always Trust God With My Future

Rahab: God’s Redemption is Limitless

Ruth: Commit My Whole Life To God

Bathsheba: Always Use My Authority to Influence People For God

Mary: Serve However God Desires