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.

Psalm 110:4

Psalm 110:4 (ESV): "4  The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek." If God has called and appointed you to ministry, He will by no means change His mind for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable (Ro 11:29). Jesus is our perfect example of this! David writes a profou...
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Psalm 108:13

Psalm 108:13 (ESV): "13  With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes." Victory is a surety when you stand in the Lord. He never loses a war. It might appear like He is losing but understand the Lord is positioning Himself and those who are in Him for victory. Walk by faith not by sight!David makes an emphatic statemen...
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Psalm 107:21-22

Psalm 107:21–22 (ESV): "21  Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! 22  And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!" Our service to the Lord is how we thank Him for what He has done. The sacrificial offerings of our time, talents and trea...
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Psalm 106:47

Psalm 106:47 (ESV): "47  Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise." The cry for help is one that never eludes the ear of the Lord. Like Superman when hearing the cry of a damsel in distress does God respond to the groans of His kids and come to rescue. God...
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Psalm 102:25-27

Psalm 102:25–27 (ESV): "25  Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, 27  but you are the same, and your years have no end." The Lord is unchanging ...
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Psalm 101:3-4

Psalm 101:3–4 (ESV): "3  I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. 4  A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil." Everyone is talking about the environment these days. Christians should be the most concerned about this, not in the se...
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Psalm 100:5

Psalm 100:5 (ESV): "5  For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations." The nature of God is on display for all the world to see. He wants everyone to know He is good, He is love, He is faithful to all people everywhere. What He is communicating to us is that He is perfect in all of His w...
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Psalm 95:6-7

Psalm 95:6–7 (ESV): 6  Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! 7  For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand." There is no better place to be than before the throne of God finding sanctuary in His presence. However, it's not enough to just come but we must come...
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Psalm 94:17-19

Psalm 94:17–19 (ESV): "17  If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. 18  When I thought, "My foot slips," your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. 19  When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul." Life never turns out like we think it will because we are so n...
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Psalm 91:1

Psalm 91:1 (ESV): "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty." The secret place is a shelter like no other. It provides a meeting place where God can minister to us. We find safety and peace as we dwell in the shadow of our God. He reminds us that He is always with us, even to the end of the age. The psa...
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Psalm 84:1-2

Psalm 84:1–2 (ESV): "1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! 2 My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God." The longing for heaven has been put in the heart of every man (Ecc 3:11). We long not for streets of gold but for the one who dwells there, the Lord God on high.He is...
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Psalm 77:10-11

Psalm 77:10–11 (ESV): "10  Then I said, "I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High." 11  I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old." "When you encounter those things that you don't understand, fall back on the things that you do understand." Pastor Chuck Smith was wise to ...
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Psalm 75:8

Psalm 75:8 (ESV): "8  For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs." The cup of God is two-fold, one cup brings peace, the other wrath. May we choose to drink from the cup of peace which is the cup of the New Covenant rather ...
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Psalm 71:15-16

Psalm 71:15–16 (ESV): "15  My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. 16  With the mighty deeds of the Lord God, I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone." Our witness to the world is the testimony of what God has done in our lives. Wh...
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Psalm 70:5

Psalm 70:5 (ESV): "5  But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay!" No one can rush God. He is like a master chef who knows the time and the correct amount of heat are the keys to success. Wait on God for He is working to bring you to a place of true change and infusing godly character i...
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Psalm 68:19-20

Psalm 68:19–20 (ESV): "19  Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah  20  Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death."True salvation is a work of Almighty God Himself. Anyone who repents and turns to Christ only does so because God draws him (Jn 6:44) and causes a...
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Psalm 66:8-12

Psalm 66:8–12 (ESV): "8  Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, 9  who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. 10  For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. 11  You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; 12  you let men...
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Psalm 61:1-3

Psalm 61:1–3 (ESV): "1  Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; 2  from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, 3  for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy." When life happens and your heart is faint and broken look to the Lord to lead you to the Rock...
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Psalm 56:8-9

Psalm 56:8–9 (ESV): "8  You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? 9  Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me." God cares about all the details of our lives because He is for us. He writes down our hurts and stores up our tears in a bottle and ...
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Psalm 51:10-12

Psalm 51:10–12 (ESV): "10  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11  Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 12  Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit." Joy is a direct result of redemption and reconciliation. We can never real...
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