Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog

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Zechariah 4:6-7

Zechariah 4:6–7 (ESV): "Then he said to me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of 'Grace, grace to it.'" Have you ever noticed that the work...
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Haggai 1:9-11

Haggai 1:9–11 (ESV): "You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the Lord of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce. 11 And...
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Habakkuk 3:17-18

Habakkuk 3:17–18 (ESV): "Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;  I will take joy in the God of my salvation." How do you respond when everything in lif...
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Habakkuk 2:4

Habakkuk 2:4 (ESV): "Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,  but the righteous shall live by his faith.” David Guzik records a story about a man that came up to John Bunyan after a sermon and told him what a fine sermon he preached. "You're too late," Bunyan answered. "The devil told me that before I stepped down from the...
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Habakkuk 1:5

Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV): "Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told." Have you ever been frustrated by what you see going on in the world around you?  There has been war and natural disaster and tremendous suffering at the hands of tyrants. This can be frustr...
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Nahum 1:15

​ Nahum 1:15 "Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off." Extra, Extra, read all about it, Nineveh will fall…these are the headlines of the Jerusalem Times back some time around 663 B...
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Micah 6:8

Micah 6:8 (ESV): "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Have you ever wondered what God expects of you?God explains to Micah there are three things the Lord requires of us: to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your Go...
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Jonah 4:6-8

Jonah 4:6–8 (ESV): “Now the Lord God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant. 7 But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant, so that it withered. 8 When the sun rose, God app...
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Jonah 1:1-3

Jonah 1:1-3 "Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me." 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord." Obedience is a virtue that requires dying to self which isn't easy particularly when you don't ...
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Amos 7:14-15

Amos 7:14-15 "Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, "I was no prophet, nor a prophet's son, but I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore figs. 15 But the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'" What kind of a person will God use? Through whom will He choose to speak?According the Apos...
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Amos 4:4-5

Amos 4:4-5  "Come to Bethel, and transgress; to Gilgal, and multiply transgression; bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days; 5  offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel!" declares the Lord God." Worship is...
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Joel 3:16

Joel 3:16 "16  The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel. " The dichotomy of God is illustrated here by the prophet Joel in epic fashion. God is both a roaring Lion and a spotless Lamb. He is a force to be reck...
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Joel 2:28-29

Joel 2:28-29 "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. 29  Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit." God is a God of intimate fellowship. His desire is...
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Hosea 14:9

Hosea 14:9 " Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the Lord are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them." Drummer Buddy Rich died after surgery in 1987. As he was being prepped for surgery, a nurse asked him, "Is there anything you can't take?" Rich...
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Hosea 13:14

Hosea 13:14 "I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol; I shall redeem them from Death. O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting?" There is no foe that can stand against God. Even the greatest of enemies coward at His presence. Sin and death are no match for the glorious grace of our God. He promises Israel that one day death...
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Hosea 10:1-2

Hosea 10:1-2 "Israel is a luxuriant vine that yields its fruit. The more his fruit increased, the more altars he built; as his country improved, he improved his pillars. 2  Their heart is false; now they must bear their guilt. The Lord will break down their altars and destroy their pillars." It's sad but true, many who stand under the fountain...
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Isaiah 53:4-5

Isaiah 53:4-5 "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5  But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed." The day of atonement for mankind came some ...
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Daniel 10:12

  Daniel 10:12 "Then he said to me, "Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words." Is God hearing me? It's a question we've all asked before. The answer is, it depends on how your seeking. Daniel was a man ...
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Daniel 9:18-19

Daniel 9:18-19 "18 O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O...
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Daniel 7:15-16

Daniel 7:15-16 "As for me, Daniel, my spirit within me was anxious, and the visions of my head alarmed me. 16 I approached one of those who stood there and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of the things." Too much information can overwhelm even to the strongest of souls. God speakin...
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