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 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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Psalm 50:16-17

Psalm 50:16–17 (ESV): "16  But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips? 17  For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you." The difference between religious obligation and relational devotion is found in the lifestyle. Those who love evil reject the truth and those wh...
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Psalm 46:10-11

Psalm 46:10–11 (ESV): "10  "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" 11  The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah" The art of "being still" before the Lord is learned by trusting God daily in the little things. Thus, don't despise the days of ...
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Psalm 44:6-8

Psalm 44:6–8 (ESV): "6  For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. 7  But you have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us. 8  In God, we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah" What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Our salvation cannot co...
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Psalm 43:5

Psalm 43:5 (ESV): "5  Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God." Emotions are fickle and deceitful. When we find our joy being robbed by them we must be willing to speak the truth to ourselves and remind ourselves that there is always hope and a r...
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Psalm 40:2-4

Psalm 40:2–4 (ESV): "2  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock,  making my steps secure. 3  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. 4  Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not tur...
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Psalm 37:4

Psalm 37:4 (ESV): "4  Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." The will of the Lord is found in delighting in Him. The more we delight in Him, the more clarity we will gain for the Lord's desires for our lives become our desires. The key is delighting in Him. When David used the word "delight" he was descr...
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Psalm 36:11-12

Psalm 36:11–12 (ESV): "11  Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away. 12  There the evildoers lie fallen; they are thrust down, unable to rise." Pride is the number killer of Christian progress. The moment we think we've arrived is the moment we begin to fall. Guard your heart against the temptat...
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