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Thanks for visiting the website of Calvary Chapel Maine Highlands, a Calvary Chapel located in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. We were formerly known as Dover Christian Fellowship, and we started as a church plant of Calvary Chapel Bangor. You can hear Pastor Dave's teachings at 5:30 AM on 99.5 FM WJCX, or on our Podcasts page.
Pastor Dave & his wife Michelle
Robed, Ringed, and ResoledWhen the humbled and repentant prodigal returned to his father, “the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.'” (Luke 15:22) With an understanding of his unworthiness before his father, the son returned garbed in tattered clothing and feet bruised and bare. Upon hearing his son’s confession of sin, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,” the father immediately called upon his servants to cover his son with the finest robe. A ring, a symbol of his father
By Pastor Dave
s authority and resources, was put upon the fingers which once clawed through pig slop searching for a single morsel of food. Feet that were naked, bruised, and soiled on his journey as a penniless pauper were now washed and fitted with new sandals. What forgiveness! What tenderness! What glorious provision!
The Lord Jesus' account of the prodigal provides insight into the grace and mercy extended to us from our Heavenly Father. We came to the Father confessing we have sinned against Heaven, and sought forgiveness through faith in Jesus' name. We came clothed in tattered and filthy clothes of our own righteousness, and confessed our unworthiness. We came beaten, bruised, and barren of any item of eternal value. We brought nothing.
He offers us everything. Our sins are blotted out, and we are covered with a robe of righteousness. We are “ringed” with the seal of ownership and are placed under the authority of our Father. Hands once quick to practice evil are set apart and sealed by the Spirit of the Father unto good works. Once barefoot and bound in Satan’s slave market, our Father resoles our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Father, I thank you that by my confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, I have been robed, ringed, and resoled. I longingly await your return that I, like the prodigal son, may sit at the glorious celebration prepared for all who you have clothed with the pure white garments of salvation. (Archive)
✝ Sunday School dismissed following worship for 4-12 year olds
* Nursery provided