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.

1 Corinthians 15:56-58

1 Corinthians 15:56–58 (ESV): "56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." The g...
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1 Corinthians 15:23-26

1 Corinthians 15:23–26 (ESV): "24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death." There is coming a time when all dominions, rulers and author...
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1 Corinthians 15:9-10

1 Corinthians 15:9–10 (ESV): "9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me." Wha...
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1 Corinthians 14:1

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV): "Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy." There is but one pursuit for the Christian in this life, it is to display the love of God to a lovesick world. In so doing, God gets all the glory. Above all pursue love. The Corinthian church, much like many in our culture, pursued ...
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1 Corinthians 13:4-7

1 Corinthians 13:4–7 (ESV): "4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all thi...
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1 Corinthians 9:22b-23

1 Corinthians 9:22b–23 (ESV): "I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings." How far are you willing to go for the Gospel? What changes would you be willing to make to open the door for the Gospel? Will you become all things ...
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1 Corinthians 7:4-5

1 Corinthians 7:4–5 (ESV): "4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again,...
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1 Corinthians 6:19-20

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (ESV): "19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." A temple is a sacred place of worship where the people of God meet to communion with Him. Since our bodies are temple...
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1 Corinthians 3:1-3

1 Corinthians 3:1–3 (ESV): "But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh." The most difficult words a Christian could hear are "you haven't change...
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1 Corinthians 2:14-16

1 Corinthians 2:14–16 (ESV): "14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 "For who has understood the mind of the Lord...
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1 Corinthians 2:3-5

1 Corinthians 2:3–5 (ESV): "3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." Self-reliance is a great way to hinder t...
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1 Corinthians 1:11-13

1 Corinthians 1:11–13 (ESV): 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," or "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ." 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in th...
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Romans 15:1-3

Romans 15:1–3 (ESV): "We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."" With great power comes great...
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Romans 13:11-14

Romans 13:11–14 (ESV): 11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytim...
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Romans 12:9-13

Romans 12:9–13 (ESV): "9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribu...
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Romans 12:1-2

Romans 12:1–2 (ESV): "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good a...
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Romans 11:5-6

Romans 11:5–6 (ESV): "5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace." Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! There is no greater gift man has been given by God than His amazing grace. Paul, ...
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Romans 10:14-15

Romans 10:14–15 (ESV): 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"...
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Romans 8:18

Romans 8:18 (ESV): "18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Jesus promised that every Christian will face tribulation and suffering. He said a servant isn't greater than his master, if they persecuted Him they will most certainly persecute us (Jn 15:20). P...
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Romans 8:3-4

Romans 8:3–4 (ESV): "3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit." Imagine enterin...
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