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.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Ezekiel 17:22–24 (ESV): "22 Thus says the Lord God: "I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23 On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and ...
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Ezekiel 11:19-20

Ezekiel 11:19–20 (ESV): "19 And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God." What keeps us from being all-in ...
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Ezekiel 11:16

Ezekiel 11:16 (ESV): "16 Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord God: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet I have been a sanctuary to them for a while in the countries where they have gone.'" The Lord is our sanctuary, our place of peace and rest. We don't go to a building to enter th...
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Ezekiel 9:4-5

Ezekiel 9:4–5 (ESV): "4 And the Lord said to him, "Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it." 5 And to the others he said in my hearing, "Pass through the city after him, and strike. Your eye shall not spare, and you shall sho...
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Ezekiel 3:26-27

Ezekiel 3:26–27 (ESV): "26 And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God.' He who will hear, let him hear; and he who will refuse to ...
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Ezekiel 2:4-5

Ezekiel 2:4–5 (ESV): "4 The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God.' 5 And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them." The sent ones of God are in for a bumpy road. He isn't sending us i...
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Ezekiel 1:1

Ezekiel 1:1 (ESV): "In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God." Circumstances are used by God in our lives for various reasons, one of which is to heighten or renew our spiritual acuity. We are far more open to see and h...
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Lamentations 3:40-42

Lamentations 3:40–42 (ESV): "40  Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! 41  Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven: 42  "We have transgressed and rebelled, and you have not forgiven." In God's system, the way up is by bowing down. He doesn't exalt the proud and unrepentant, only the humble and repenta...
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Lamentations 3:31-33

Lamentations 3:31–33 (ESV): "31  For the Lord will not cast off forever, 32  but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; 33  for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men." God's heart for man is blessing and abundant life. He has compassion for us when ...
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Lamentations 3:24-25

Lamentations 3:24–25 (ESV): "24  "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." 25  The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him." We have been given an inheritance through Jesus Christ. Most think the inheritance is heaven and it's not wrong to say that isn't wrong to say but in reality, ...
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Lamentations 3:21-23

Lamentations 3:21–23 (ESV): "21  But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 22  The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23  they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Life is up and down but one thing remains the same, God and His love and mercy for us. He will never chang...
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Lamentations 2:19

Lamentations 2:19 (ESV): 19  "Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street."  Hardships are meant to bring us closer to God. When we suffer chas...
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Jeremiah 51:46

Jeremiah 51:46 (ESV): "46  Let not your heart faint, and be not fearful at the report heard in the land, when a report comes in one year and afterward a report in another year, and violence is in the land, and ruler is against ruler." Violence and rumors can produce fear in the heart of anyone. Thankfully for the Christian, we can be at rest f...
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Jeremiah 50:20

Jeremiah 50:20 (ESV): "20 In those days and in that time, declares the Lord, iniquity shall be sought in Israel, and there shall be none, and sin in Judah, and none shall be found, for I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant." Just as disciplining a child is meant to produce obedience and holiness in the heart of that child, so too is th...
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Jeremiah 45:4-5

Jeremiah 45:4–5 (ESV): "4 Thus shall you say to him, Thus says the Lord: Behold, what I have built I am breaking down, and what I have planted I am plucking up—that is, the whole land. 5 And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the Lord. But I will give you your ...
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Jeremiah 42:1-3

Jeremiah 42:1–3 (ESV):  "Then all the commanders of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest, came near 2 and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Let our plea for mercy come before you, and pray to the Lord your God for us, for all this remnant—because we are ...
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Jeremiah 36:5-6

 Jeremiah 36:5–6 (ESV): "5 And Jeremiah ordered Baruch, saying, "I am banned from going to the house of the Lord, 6 so you are to go, and on a day of fasting in the hearing of all the people in the Lord's house you shall read the words of the Lord from the scroll that you have written at my dictation. You shall read them also in the ...
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Jeremiah 35:18-19

Jeremiah 35:18–19 (ESV): 18 But to the house of the Rechabites Jeremiah said, "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father and kept all his precepts and done all that he commanded you, 19 therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall...
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Jeremiah 33:14-15

Jeremiah 33:14–15 (ESV): "14 "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land." How often do we say, "Jes...
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Jeremiah 31:25

Jeremiah 31:25 (ESV): "25 For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish."  God acts on behalf of those who cannot. He uplifts those who are downtrodden and strengthens the wear and feeble. He shows up epically when we have lost hope. All we have to do is look for Him and we will see His hand in the middle ...
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