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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.

Daniel 1:2

Daniel 1:2 (ESV): "2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his god." Disobedience might get you what you want in the short-term but it will always hurt you in the end. Ob...
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Ezekiel 47:9

Ezekiel 47:9 (ESV): "9 And wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. For this water goes there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes." The Spirit of God is the source of life. Whatever He indwells becomes alive and bears fruit. Wi...
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Ezekiel 46:9

Ezekiel 46:9 (ESV): "9 "When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead." Worsh...
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Ezekiel 44:1-2

Ezekiel 44:1–2 (ESV): "Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east. And it was shut. 2 And the Lord said to me, " This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered by it. Therefore it shall remain shut." Only God can shut the doors th...
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Ezekiel 43:1-2

Ezekiel 43:1–2 (ESV): "Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory." The Eastern Gate plays an important prophetic role throughout the Bible. From the first Temple to the...
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Ezekiel 40:38-39

Ezekiel 40:38–39 (ESV): "38 There was a chamber with its door in the vestibule of the gate, where the burnt offering was to be washed. 39 And in the vestibule of the gate were two tables on either side, on which the burnt offering and the sin offering and the guilt offering were to be slaughtered." God is the master illustrator. He loves ...
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Ezekiel 40:4

Ezekiel 40:4 (ESV): 4 And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel."  When man offers himself fully to God a new world opens up. As we look...
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Ezekiel 39:26-27

Ezekiel 39:26–27 (ESV): "26 They shall forget their shame and all the treachery they have practiced against me, when they dwell securely in their land with none to make them afraid, 27 when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies' lands, and through them have vindicated my holiness in the sight of ma...
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Ezekiel 38:21-23

Ezekiel 38:21–23 (ESV): "21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Lord God. Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22 With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with him, and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples who are with him torrential rains and hailstones, fire and sulfur....
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Ezekiel 37:4-5

Ezekiel 37:4–5 (ESV): "4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live." God is in the business of bringing dead people alive. When a person trusts in Jesus they are given the Spi...
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Ezekiel 36:22-24

Ezekiel 36:22–24 (ESV): "23 And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. 24 I will take you from the nations and gather y...
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Ezekiel 36:8-9

Ezekiel 36:8–9 (ESV): "8 "But you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people Israel, for they will soon come home. 9 For behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown." God has one expectation for His people, to bear fruit! He will till the ground of our lives...
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Ezekiel 34:11-12

Ezekiel 34:11–12 (ESV): "11 "For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkne...
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Ezekiel 33:32-33

Ezekiel 33:32–33 (ESV): 32 And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it. 33 When this comes—and come it will!—then they will know that a prophet has been among them."  It's not enough to be a hearer of the Word ...
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Ezekiel 33:7

Ezekiel 33:7 (ESV): "7 "So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me." God has always had a system of warning in place since the beginning of time. He uses His law, divine signs as well as mankind to warn of impending doom. Everyone and everythin...
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Ezekiel 28:1-2

Ezekiel 28:1–2 (ESV): "The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God: "Because your heart is proud, and you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,' yet you are but a man, and no god, though you make your heart like the heart of a god—" Pride is incred...
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Ezekiel 21:14-15

Ezekiel 21:14–15 (ESV): "14 "As for you, son of man, prophesy. Clap your hands and let the sword come down twice, yes, three times, the sword for those to be slain. It is the sword for the great slaughter, which surrounds them, 15 that their hearts may melt, and many stumble. At all their gates I have given the glittering sword. Ah, it is...
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Ezekiel 20:42

Ezekiel 20:42 (ESV): "42 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I bring you into the land of Israel, the country that I swore to give to your fathers." What must God do to prove His Lordship to you? Isn't creation itself enough to illustrate the power and authority of our great God? Why must He flex through deliverance and judgment to dem...
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Ezekiel 18:23

Ezekiel 18:23 (ESV): "23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?"For God so loved the world...love is His nature and therefore He finds no pleasure when the wicked perish. He loves them with all the love He has to give and desires that they should live. Th...
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Ezekiel 18:1-4

Ezekiel 18:1–4 (ESV): "The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge'? 3 As I live, declares the Lord God, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. 4 Behold, all souls are mine; the...
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