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.

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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Ezra 8:21

 Ezra 8:21 (ESV): "21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods." Fasting is a way in which man expresses his desperate need for God. It's a means by which we put away the desires of our flesh in search o...
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Ezra 3:11-13

Ezra 3:11–13 (ESV): "And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. 12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though ...
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Ezra 1:2-3

Ezra 1:2–3 (ESV): "2 "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3 Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and rebuild the house of the ...
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2 Chronicles 36:20-21

2 Chronicles 36:20–21 (ESV): "20 He took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it ke...
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2 Chronicles 34:33

2 Chronicles 34:33 (ESV): "33 And Josiah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of Israel and made all who were present in Israel serve the Lord their God. All his days they did not turn away from following the Lord, the God of their fathers." Faithfulness is what the Christian life is all about. God ...
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2 Chronicles 33:10-12

2 Chronicles 33:10–12 (ESV): "10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention. 11 Therefore the Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. 12 And when he was in distress, he entre...
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2 Chronicles 32:7-8

2 Chronicles 32:7–8 (ESV): "7 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles." And the people took confidence from the words o...
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2 Chronicles 30:9

2 Chronicles 30:9 (ESV): 9 For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord, your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him."  The grace and mercy of God for those who repent is mind-blowing. It doe...
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2 Chronicles 29:11

2 Chronicles 29:11 (ESV): 11 My sons, do not now be negligent, for the Lord has chosen you to stand in his presence, to minister to him and to be his ministers and make offerings to him."  When the people of God become negligent the house of God becomes dormant.  That is always how it has been and will continue to be.  If your c...
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2 Chronicles 28:22-23

2 Chronicles 28:22–23 (ESV): "22 In the time of his distress he became yet more faithless to the Lord—this same King Ahaz. 23 For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him and said, "Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me." But they were the ruin of him and of a...
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2 Chronicles 26:21

2 Chronicles 26:21 (ESV): "21 And King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death, and being a leper lived in a separate house, for he was excluded from the house of the Lord. And Jotham his son was over the king's household, governing the people of the land." Nothing good has ever come from a heart of pride.The moment you think you're something is...
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2 Chronicles 25:14-16

2 Chronicles 25:14–16 (ESV): 14 After Amaziah came from striking down the Edomites, he brought the gods of the men of Seir and set them up as his gods and worshiped them, making offerings to them. 15 Therefore the Lord was angry with Amaziah and sent to him a prophet, who said to him, "Why have you sought the gods of a people who did not ...
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2 Chronicles 20:31-33

2 Chronicles 20:31–33 (ESV): "31 Thus Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 32 He walked in the way of Asa his father and did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lo...
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2 Chronicles 18:12-13

2 Chronicles 18:12–13 (ESV): 12 And the messenger who went to summon Micaiah said to him, "Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably." 13 But Micaiah said, "As the Lord lives, what my God says, that I will speak." Censorship of God's Word...
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2 Chronicles 16:9

2 Chronicles 16:9 (ESV): "9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars." Loyalty to God means total dependence upon Him. It's loyalty that He seeks in the hearts of those whom He will...
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2 Chronicles 15:9-15

2 Chronicles 15:9–15 (ESV): "10 They were gathered at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. 11 They sacrificed to the Lord on that day from the spoil that they had brought 700 oxen and 7,000 sheep. 12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart an...
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