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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 35:3-4

Isaiah 35:3–4 (ESV): "3  Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4  Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."  What is the best way to strengthen a weary Christian? By reminding them that Christ is...
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Isaiah 33:5-6

Isaiah 33:5–6 (ESV): "5  The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, 6  and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure." To correctly view the majesty of the mountains one must be brought low. The aerial pe...
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Isaiah 30:20-21

Isaiah 30:20–21 (ESV): "20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. 21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left." Trials come ...
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Isaiah 28:9-10

Isaiah 28:9–10 (ESV): 9  "To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? 10  For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little."  It's been said that a Bible that is falling apa...
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Isaiah 26:3-4

Isaiah 26:3–4 (ESV): "3  You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,  because he trusts in you. 4  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock."Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. Not only do we gain peace with God when we believe in Him but we also get the peace of God when we keep our eyes fix...
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Isaiah 25:8-9

Isaiah 25:8–9 (ESV): "8  He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe l away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. 9  It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we ...
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Isaiah 14:16-17

Isaiah 14:16–17 (ESV): "16  Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, 17  who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?'"When Goliath stepped on the battlefield all of Israel was afraid. He was a big bad dude...
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Isaiah 12:2

Isaiah 12:2 (ESV): "2  "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation." The greatest personal declaration a person can make is that the Lord God has become their salvation. There is no other name by which we can be saved except the name of Jesus. R...
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Isaiah 10:20-21

Isaiah 10:20–21 (ESV): "20 In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on him who struck them, but will lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God." God always preserves a remnant in the nation of Israel. He is commit...
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Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV): "6  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." No matter how dark the days get there is coming a day when pure light will shine brightly from the throne in Jerusalem. Keep yo...
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Isaiah 8:11-13

Isaiah 8:11–13 (ESV): "11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 "Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fe...
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Isaiah 7:9b;14

Isaiah 7:9b;14 (ESV): "If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all...14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." When we look to that which is seen rather than trusting in the promises of God we will put ourselves through undue stress and...
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Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah 6:8 (ESV): "8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am! Send me."  Horshack from Welcome Back Cotter was known for one thing, his enthusiastic hand raising and boisterous desire to answer the questions of his teacher Mr. Cotter. He must have taken lessons from Is...
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Isaiah 2:2

Isaiah 2:2 (ESV): "2  It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it." There is come a time when this world will be at perfect peace. Jesus will be ruling on His earthly throne ...
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Isaiah 1:18

Isaiah 1:18 (ESV): "18 "Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool."The heart of God is for reconciliation. Although mankind has forsaken Him terribly, He has made a way for our sins to be forgiven and forgotte...
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Isaiah 1:4

Isaiah 1:4 (ESV): "4  Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.Prosperity is a dangerous blessing for the human heart to handle. When a nation becomes prosperous it can become self-suff...
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Song of Solomon 5:6-7

Song of Solomon 5:6–7 (ESV): "6  I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer. 7  The watchmen found me as they went about in the city; they beat me, they bruised me, they took away my veil, those watchmen of the walls...
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Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 (ESV): "13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil." After much discovery and pursuit, the end of the matter regarding the whole duty of man is this: fear God a...
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Ecclesiastes 11:8

Ecclesiastes 11:8 (ESV): "8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity." What is this life in comparison to eternity?For those in Christ, this is as dark as it gets.Paradise is coming for those who hope in Jesus Christ. Solomon tells us to enjoy...
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Ecclesiastes 9:9-10

Ecclesiastes 9:9–10 (ESV): "9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in...
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