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 34:1-3

Psalm 34:1–3 (ESV): "1  I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2  My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. 3  Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!" God is worthy of being blessed and praised at all times. Nothing on this earth can sepa...
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Psalm 33:18-19

Psalm 33:18–19 (ESV): "18  Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 19  that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine." You ever wondered who God chooses to watch? Although He sees everyone all the time His eye is specifically on the one who fears Him and who ...
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Psalm 33:1-3

Psalm 33:1–3 (ESV): "Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts." Music was made not for our enjoyment but for our engagement. Music is our means of praise, ...
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Psalm 32:8-9

Psalm 32:8–9 (ESV): "8  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9  Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you." Have you ever noticed God likens us to animals often? It's because they display the c...
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Psalm 32:1-2

Psalm 32:1–2 (ESV): "1  Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2  Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit." Repentance is a wonderful gift God has given us. Without it, we would not be able to experience the blessing of true forgiveness. David u...
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Psalm 30:11-12

Psalm 30:11–12 (ESV): "11  You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, 12  that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!" More times than not the trials we face are self-inflicted. We say, do or act in the wrong way ca...
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Psalm 29:1-2

Psalm 29:1–2 (ESV): "1  Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2  Ascribe to the Lord the glory to his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness." Giving glory to God isn't a response to what He is doing in your life but to who He is! Even if He did nothing on your behalf He would still be...
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Psalm 27:14

Psalm 27:14 (ESV): "14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" The hardest thing to do in the midst of a trial or while facing tribulation is to wait on the Lord for deliverance.God is in control and could take away your trial in an instant. If He is still allowing it, it is because He is still working thr...
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Psalm 25:4-5

Psalm 25:4–5 (ESV): "4  Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. 5  Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you, I wait all the day long." Lessons in life often don't come easy. We learn the best when we are in the midst of the fire. There is a far better way though, simply by asking God...
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Psalm 24:3-5

 Psalm 24:3–5 (ESV): "3  Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? 4  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. 5  He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation." Can you imag...
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Psalm 23:1

Psalm 23:1 (ESV): "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." God is our all in all. In Him, we lack nothing good. The only requirement? He must be the Shepherd of our lives. This is perhaps the most famous section of Scripture in the Bible. Some believe David was at the end of his life when he wrote this, some say it was during the years of his s...
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Psalm 22:14-15

Psalm 22:14–15 (ESV): "14  I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; 15  my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death." Suffering is a necessary part of life that God uses for His glory and our good. Thank...
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Psalm 22:1-2

Psalm 22:1–2 (ESV): "1  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 2  O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest." Jesus was despised and rejected so we could be esteemed and accepted. He who knew no sin became sin that we might become th...
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Psalm 19:1

Psalm 19:1 (ESV): "1  The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." The existence of God is clearly seen in His creation. His fingerprints are everywhere. The world is without excuse when it comes to belief in the Creator for God has made His attributes clearly seen throughout the universe. David grew up a s...
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Psalm 16:9-10

Psalm 16:9–10 (ESV): "9  Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. 10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption." The resurrection promise of God is our anchor of hope in the most perilous of times. It declares to us that although we shall surely die, we shal...
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Psalm 14:2-3

Psalm 14:2–3 (ESV): "2  The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. 3  They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one." Mankind is lost in a forest of deception. We call good what is evil be...
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Psalm 10:17-18

Psalm 10:17–18 (ESV): "17  O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear 18  to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more." Prayer changes our perspective and helps us clearly see the truth. Be honest with God in your...
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Psalm 9:15-16

Psalm 9:15–16 (ESV): "15  The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught. 16  The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment;  the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah"God will always triumph over evil. All the wickedness of man will ul...
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Psalm 8:3-4

Psalm 8:3–4 (ESV): "3  When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4  what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" The greatness of God is far beyond our comprehension. In our pondering, we wonder why God loves us so much. It's because H...
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Psalm 3:3-4

Psalm 3:3–4 (ESV): "3  But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4  I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah." The protection we have from God is second to none. He is our fortress and our shield. We are totally secure in Him. David knew what it was like to be betrayed. His...
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