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.

Hosea 11:8

Hosea 11:8 (ESV): "8  How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender." The love of God is not like any other kind of love man can experience. His love never wanes, never grows cold, never ceases...
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Hosea 9:1-2

Hosea 9:1–2 (ESV): "Rejoice not, O Israel! Exult not like the peoples; for you have played the whore, forsaking your God. You have loved a prostitute's wages on all threshing floors. 2  Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail them." Idolatry is a serious offense to God. He calls it spiritual whoring and pr...
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Hosea 6:1-2

Hosea 6:1–2 (ESV): "Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. 2  After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him." The Lord's intent for chastisement is humble repentance. He desires nothing more than for His ...
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Hosea 4:6

Hosea 4:6 (ESV): "6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children." There is a huge difference between being illiterate and aliterate. Illiterate means you can't read. Alite...
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Hosea 2:6

Hosea 2:6 (ESV): "6  Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths." Christians talk about a hedge of protection often. No one ever mentions that it could be made out of thorns. The reason God protects us in this way is so we don't sabotage ourselves. Sometimes protection ...
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Hosea 1:2-3

Hosea 1:2–3 (ESV): "2 When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, "Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord." 3 So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son." The effectiveness of every minister co...
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Daniel 10:12

Daniel 10:12 (ESV): "12 Then he said to me, "Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words." Do you fast while you pray?This is a powerful combination whereby one denies himself for some time for the sake of seeki...
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Daniel 9:27

Daniel 9:27 (ESV): "27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator."  Christians know the end from the beginning. We are not wonderi...
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Daniel 9:20-22

Daniel 9:20–22 (ESV): "While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the Lord my God for the holy hill of my God, 21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He ...
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Daniel 8:26-27

Daniel 8:26–27 (ESV): "26 The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now." 27 And I, Daniel, was overcome and lay sick for some days. Then I rose and went about the king's business, but I was appalled by the vision and did not understand it."Sometimes we ...
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Daniel 7:28

Daniel 7:28 (ESV): 28 "Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly alarmed me, and my color changed, but I kept the matter in my heart."  The rise of worldly kingdoms should remind all Christians that our King will soon return. This matter should be upon our hearts and ought to motivate us to live godly lives tha...
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Daniel 6:20-22

Daniel 6:20–22 (ESV): 20 As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, "O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?" 21 Then Daniel said to the king, "O king, live forever! 22 My God sent his ange...
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Daniel 6:10

Daniel 6:10 (ESV): "10 When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously." Prayer is a vital component to keeping your heart souled out to God. I...
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Daniel 6:3-4

Daniel 6:3–4 (ESV): "3 Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 4 Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they cou...
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Daniel 5:5-6

Daniel 5:5–6 (ESV): "5 Immediately the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, opposite the lampstand. And the king saw the hand as it wrote. 6 Then the king's color changed, and his thoughts alarmed him; his limbs gave way, and his knees knocked together." Have you ever been pointed out by God?He...
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Daniel 4:37

Daniel 4:37 (ESV): "37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble." The beauty of hardships in life is that they make us lookup. We can't truly appreciate God as Almighty King until we have been put in some places that...
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Daniel 4:24-25

Daniel 4:24–25 (ESV): "24 this is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king, 25 that you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods ...
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Daniel 3:24-25

Daniel 3:24–25 (ESV): 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king." 25 He answered and said, "But I see four men unbound, walking amid the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of...
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Daniel 2:17-18

Daniel 2:17–18 (ESV): "17 Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 and told them to seek mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon."How do you handle bad news? W...
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Daniel 1:8

Daniel 1:8 (ESV): "8 But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's food, or with the wine that he drank." Spiritual resolve is a result of the fruit of love. When a person loves God as they should (with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind) their resolve to remain pure and faithful will be uncanny. Loving God is the...
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