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.

Luke 6:21

Luke 6:21 (ESV): "Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh." The world is a hard place to live. It is full of all kinds of hurt and pain. Thankfully this is not our home. There is coming a day when every tear will be wiped away. There will be no more pain, no more sorrow. On that day weeping will turn to laughter and mourning to dancing. H...

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Luke 6:21

Luke 6:21 (ESV): "21 "Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied." What drives you to get up and get out in the world? What are you passionate about? Hunger is what drives us to do what we do. If we desire to be spiritual champions we must have a hunger for His character and likeness. Jesus promises that those who hunger li...

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Luke 6:20

Luke 6:20 (ESV): "20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God." In a recent interview with Elon Musk, the Babylonian Bee asked him if we would like to accept Christ. His response was, "I agree with the principles that Jesus advocated." Many folks try and come to God wit...

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Luke 6:12-13

Luke 6:12–13 (ESV): "12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles…" Making decisions is hard because most of us don't want to make a mistake. That is why we pray through our decisions and a...

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Luke 6:11

Luke 6:11 (ESV): "11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus." Pleasing people isn't wrong but it is exhausting for you will never be able to please everyone. The best thing to do is decide who it is you wanna please and then never stray from that line. Jesus was ridiculed by the most knowledge...

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Luke 5:8-10

Luke 5:8–10 (ESV): "8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon." The presence of Jesu...

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Luke 4:43

Luke 4:43 (ESV): "43 but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose." The greatest quest in life for every human heart is to find the purpose of existence. Many will stare it in the face and miss it because it's not what they were thinking. Jesus knew why...

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Luke 4:14-15

Luke 4:14–15 (ESV): "14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all." It's been said that we can do life one of two ways, the easy way or the hard way. Those who believe in Jesus now choose the ea...

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Luke 3:3

Luke 3:3 (ESV): "3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins." Paul Revere was just a normal guy with a very important role.He was a minuteman given the task to alert John Hancock (not Herbie) and Samuel Adams that the British were coming.Interestingly enough God has minutemen...

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Matthew 2:1-2

Matthew 2:1–2 (ESV): "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." This song says it all about the Star of Jacob, "Star of wonder, star of ...

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Luke 2:43-45

Luke 2:43–45 (ESV): "43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group they went a day's journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45 and when they did not find him, they ...

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Luke 2:25-26

Luke 2:25–26 (ESV): "25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ." It's been said, "all thing...

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Luke 2:12-14

 Luke 2:12–14 (ESV): "12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" Sign...

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Luke 2:7

Luke 2:7 (ESV): "7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." All great things come with a price. Sacrifice is part of the process for anything good in life. Whatever the cost, it pails in comparison to the reward that is reaped for thos...

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Luke 1:76-79

Luke 1:76–79 (ESV): "76  And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77  to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, 78  because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high 79  to give...

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Luke 1:27-29

Luke 1:27–29 (ESV): "28 And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be." There is no greater joy in life than to be called by God to be His hands and feet on earth. He created you and me for something spe...

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Luke 1:18-20

Luke 1:18–20 (ESV): 18 And Zechariah said to the angel, "How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years." 19 And the angel answered him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak unt...

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Luke 1:3-4

Luke 1:3–4 (ESV): "3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught." Certainty comes by careful consideration of the facts. Most folks live in some level of skepticism...

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Mark 16:16-18

Mark 16:16–18 (ESV): 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will...

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Mark 16:14

Mark 16:14 (ESV): "14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen." [Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.] It is impossible to please God without faith (Heb 11:...

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