Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog

Calvary Chapel Church - Columbia, Tennessee - We are a church that exists to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus and share Him with others! Our Mission is to know Christ and to make Him known.

Mark 10:6-9

Mark 10:6–9 (ESV): 6 But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.' 7 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."  God made ...

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Mark 9:25

Mark 9:25 (ESV): 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."Demonic influence in our day is prevalent and becoming more apparent to the average person than ever before. In the name of Jesus demons can...

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Mark 8:32-33

Mark 8:32–33 (ESV): And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."  The greatest battle we face is not external but internal. It's a battle of the mind for whateve...

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Mark 8:17-19

Mark 8:17–19 (ESV): 17 And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how ma...

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Mark 6:56

Mark 6:56 (ESV): "56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well." Desperation is a symptom of depression and is derived from despair. When people are desperate they are willing t...

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Mark 6:45-46

Mark 6:45–46 (ESV): "45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray." There are times in life when Jesus has to put us in a boat and let us toil against the current all night ...

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Mark 6:3-4

Mark 6:3–4 (ESV): "3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household."  Not everybody wh...

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Mark 5:18-19

Mark 5:18–19 (ESV): 18 As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him but said to him, "Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." Telling others what Jesus has done for you is th...

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Mark 4:38-40

Mark 4:38–40 (ESV): 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you ...

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Mark 3:27

Mark 3:27 (ESV): "27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house." Satan is a strong man but Jesus is stronger. He comes into the house of the enemy and binds and plunders his house because He is greater than Satan. We are weak and susceptible to th...

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Mark 3:11-12

Mark 3:11–12 (ESV): "11 And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." 12 And he strictly ordered them not to make Him known." Jesus has authority over all creation. This includes principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness. It's a wonder how man stands proudly before Him as...

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Mark 2:16-17

Mark 2:16–17 (ESV): "16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?" 17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the r...

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Mark 1:32-34

Mark 1:32–34 (ESV): "32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him." Jesus has auth...

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Mark 1:12-13

Mark 1:12–13 (ESV): "12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him." It's been said that where God guides, He provides. We don't often think about that concerning testing but the princ...

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Matthew 28:17-20

Matthew 28:17–20 (ESV): 18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you...

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Matthew 27:54

Matthew 27:54 (ESV): 54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"  The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ changes lives! Even the hardest of hearts can be impacted by the Son of God. Don't...

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Matthew 27:13-14

Matthew 27:13–14 (ESV): "13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?" 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed." We have a million accusers in this life. It would take an eternity to answer all of their indictments against us. There is onl...

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Matthew 26:74-75

Matthew 26:74–75 (ESV): "74 Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly." The fear of man will make us do some messed-up stuff. I...

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Matthew 26:66-68

Matthew 26:66–68 (ESV): They answered, "He deserves death." 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him, 68 saying, "Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?"  The heart of man is utterly wicked and capable of unthinkable evil. Even though born again Christians are given a new heart we still have ...

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Matthew 26:49-50

Matthew 26:49–50 (ESV): "49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" And he kissed him. 50 Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you came to do." Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him." Betrayal is incredibly hard to deal with. When trust is broken it makes it difficult to continue in a relationship, ...

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