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.

Job 12:22-23

Job 12:22–23 (ESV): "22  He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light. 23  He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away." Everything God does with purpose. When darkness is being exposed in the daylight God is at work to reveal sin so that man can repent while there is y...
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Job 6:4

Job 6:4 (ESV): "4  For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me." Spiritual discernment is key to walking through adversity. God chastens those whom He loves for sure but we also have an enemy who attempts to destroy anyone who resembles God. Understanding why we are experie...
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Job 2:9-10

Job 2:9–10 (ESV): "9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die." 10 But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips." Understanding why we exist will help us endure ha...
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Job 1:20-22

Job 1:20–22 (ESV): "20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."  22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong."L...
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Job 1:6-7

Job 1:6–7 (ESV): 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. 7 The Lord said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Satan answered the Lord and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." Understanding the working and ranking of t...
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Job 1:1

Job 1:1 (ESV): "There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil." If God described you in a few sentences what would He say? Could He say you are blameless and upright and that you fear Him and turn away from evil? Your testimony doesn't just matter before ma...
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Esther 10:3

Esther 10:3 (ESV): "3 For Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Ahasuerus, and he was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people." The calling of God is irrevocable. It is not subject to any circumstances.  God will never remove His p...
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Esther 7:10

Esther 7:10 (ESV): "10  So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the wrath of the king abated." The plans of the enemy against God's people will always backfire because God uses everything for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purposes (Ro 8:28). No weapon formed against us shall ...
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Esther 4:15-17

Esther 4:15–17 (ESV): "15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 "Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish." 17&n...
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Esther 3:1-2

Esther 3:1–2 (ESV): "After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. 2 And all the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did no...
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Nehemiah 13:6-8

Nehemiah 13:6–8 (ESV): "6 While this was taking place, I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I went to the king. And after some time I asked leave of the king 7 and came to Jerusalem, and I then discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, preparing for him a chamber in the courts of...
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Nehemiah 12:42-43

Nehemiah 12:42–43 (ESV): "And the singers sang with Jezrahiah as their leader. 43 And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away." Christians can have joy in all things because we know the Lord is over all and at...
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Nehemiah 10:39

Nehemiah 10:39 (ESV): "39 For the people of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of grain, wine, and oil to the chambers, where the vessels of the sanctuary are, as well as the priests who minister, and the gatekeepers and the singers. We will not neglect the house of our God."  We worship, serve, and give to God out o...
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Nehemiah 8:5-6

Nehemiah 8:5–6 (ESV): "5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood. 6 And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, "Amen, Amen," lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to th...
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Nehemiah 7:3-4

Nehemiah 7:3–4 (ESV): "3 And I said to them, "Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot. And while they are still standing guard, let them shut and bar the doors. Appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, some at their guard posts and some in front of their own homes." 4 The city was wide and large, but t...
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Nehemiah 6:12-14

Nehemiah 6:12–14 (ESV): "13 For this purpose he was hired, that I should be afraid and act in this way and sin, and so they could give me a bad name in order to taunt me. 14 Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, O my God, according to these things that they did, and also the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who wanted to make me a...
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Nehemiah 5:18-19

Nehemiah 5:18–19 (ESV): "18 Now what was prepared at my expense for each day was one ox and six choice sheep and birds, and every ten days all kinds of wine in abundance. Yet for all this, I did not demand the food allowance of the governor, because the service was too heavy on this people. 19 Remember for my good, O my God, all that I ha...
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Nehemiah 4:13-14

Nehemiah 4:13–14 (ESV): 14 And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, "Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes."  Our enemy works tirelessly to inhibit the work of God mos...
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Nehemiah 2:2-3

Nehemiah 2:2–3 (ESV): "2 And the king said to me, "Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of the heart." Then I was very much afraid. 3 I said to the king, "Let the king live forever! Why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' graves, lies in ruins, and its gates have been de...
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Ezra 10:1

Ezra 10:1 (ESV): "While Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children, gathered to him out of Israel, for the people wept bitterly." How we respond to our own sin tells the story of what we really think about God. He is holy and we should walk fearfully b...
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