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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.

Isaiah 59:15-16

Isaiah 59:15–16 (ESV): "15  Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. 16  He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him." The nation voi...
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Isaiah 58:1-2

LIsaiah 58:1–2 (ESV): "Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins. 2  Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their God; they ask of me righteous judgmen...
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Isaiah 57:19-21

Isaiah 57:19–21 (ESV): "Peace, peace, to the far and to the near," says the Lord, "and I will heal him. 20  But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt. 21  There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked." Aren't you glad you can have peace with God? What a wonderful truth that w...
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Isaiah 56:7

Isaiah 56:7 (ESV): "7  these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples." God doesn't only want His house to be recognized as a house of worship but also as a house of p...
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Isaiah 55:10-11

Isaiah 55:10–11 (ESV): "10  "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11  so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, ...
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Isaiah 54:10

Isaiah 54:10 (ESV): "10  For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed," says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Everything in the world is temporary except God's love and the covenant of peace that is made through the blood of the Lamb, ...
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Isaiah 53:12b

Isaiah 53:12b (ESV): "because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors." Once in a while, we hear stories about how someone who has made it in the world shares their success with others but never do we hear of someone taking on the failures of ...
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Isaiah 52:7

Isaiah 52:7 (ESV): "7  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but one thing is for certain, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a messenger of the...
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Isaiah 50:11

Isaiah 50:11 (ESV): "11  Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who equip yourselves with burning torches! Walk by the light of your fire, and by the torches that you have kindled! This you have from my hand:  you shall lie down in torment."We cannot walk in our own will and power and expect God to be pleased. He is only pleased with us when ...
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Isaiah 49:25

Isaiah 49:25 (ESV): "25  For thus says the Lord: "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken, and the prey of the tyrant be rescued, for I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children." What a friend we have in Jesus! He will contend for the weak and weary and will set free those who are held captive by the t...
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Isaiah 48:22

Isaiah 48:22 (ESV): "22  "There is no peace," says the Lord, "for the wicked." There are but few words that can carry the weight of the universe, of which are the words "there is no peace for the wicked." Let those words never apply to you lest you experience the haunting reality of the wrath of God. Isaiah has been declaring in chapters 40-48...
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Isaiah 43:18-19

Isaiah 43:18–19 (ESV): "18  "Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. 19  Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." God is a forward-thinking God. He doesn't dwell on the past but the present and the future. Once our s...
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Isaiah 42:6-9

Isaiah 42:6–9 (ESV): 6  "I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, 7  to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,  from the prison those who sit in darkness. 8  I am the Lord...
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Isaiah 41:9-10

Isaiah 41:9–10 (ESV): "9  you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, "You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off"; 10  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right...
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Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:31 (ESV): "31  but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;  they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."Waiting is hard for humans because we are incredibly impatient. We want things right now and if we aren't disciplined in our hearts we can bring th...
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Isaiah 40:8

Isaiah 40:8 (ESV): "8  The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever." God's Word is eternal! When all is said and done the Lord's Word will stand forever. That means we can completely trust that all is said will be done now and for all eternity. After 39 Chapters of mostly condemnation, the Holy Spirit begins...
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Isaiah 39:1-2

Isaiah 39:1–2 (ESV): "At that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent envoys with letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered. 2 And Hezekiah welcomed them gladly. And he showed them his treasure house, the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his whole armory, all ...
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Isaiah 38:1-2

Isaiah 38:1–2 (ESV): "In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die, you shall not recover." 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord." What can man do to change the ...
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Isaiah 37:5-7

Isaiah 37:5–7 (ESV): "5 When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah, 6 Isaiah said to them, "Say to your master, 'Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the young men of the king of Assyria have reviled me. 7 Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that he shall hear a rumor and...
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Isaiah 36:14-15

Isaiah 36:14–15 (ESV): 14 Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you. 15 Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord by saying, "The Lord will surely deliver us. This city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria." Words that are meant to discourage us from trusting in the Lord are ...
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