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.

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

2 Corinthians 5:20–21 (ESV): "20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." The work of ambassador is a noble calling, one that requires...
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2 Corinthians 5:6-9

2 Corinthians 5:6–9 (ESV): "6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim...
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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

2 Corinthians 4:16–18 (ESV): "16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For ...
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2 Corinthians 3:17-18

2 Corinthians 3:17–18 (ESV): "17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." Godly transformation isn't a...
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2 Corinthians 2:9-11

2 Corinthians 2:9–11 (ESV): "9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. 10 Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we a...
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2 Corinthians 1:3-4

2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (ESV): "3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." Comfort is often a difficult thing t...
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1 Corinthians 15:56-58

1 Corinthians 15:56–58 (ESV): "56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." The g...
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1 Corinthians 15:23-26

1 Corinthians 15:23–26 (ESV): "24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death." There is coming a time when all dominions, rulers and author...
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1 Corinthians 15:9-10

1 Corinthians 15:9–10 (ESV): "9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me." Wha...
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1 Corinthians 14:1

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV): "Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy." There is but one pursuit for the Christian in this life, it is to display the love of God to a lovesick world. In so doing, God gets all the glory. Above all pursue love. The Corinthian church, much like many in our culture, pursued ...
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1 Corinthians 13:4-7

1 Corinthians 13:4–7 (ESV): "4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all thi...
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1 Corinthians 9:22b-23

1 Corinthians 9:22b–23 (ESV): "I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings." How far are you willing to go for the Gospel? What changes would you be willing to make to open the door for the Gospel? Will you become all things ...
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1 Corinthians 7:4-5

1 Corinthians 7:4–5 (ESV): "4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again,...
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1 Corinthians 6:19-20

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (ESV): "19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." A temple is a sacred place of worship where the people of God meet to communion with Him. Since our bodies are temple...
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1 Corinthians 3:1-3

1 Corinthians 3:1–3 (ESV): "But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh." The most difficult words a Christian could hear are "you haven't change...
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1 Corinthians 2:14-16

1 Corinthians 2:14–16 (ESV): "14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 "For who has understood the mind of the Lord...
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1 Corinthians 2:3-5

1 Corinthians 2:3–5 (ESV): "3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." Self-reliance is a great way to hinder t...
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1 Corinthians 1:11-13

1 Corinthians 1:11–13 (ESV): 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," or "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ." 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in th...
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Romans 15:1-3

Romans 15:1–3 (ESV): "We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."" With great power comes great...
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Romans 13:11-14

Romans 13:11–14 (ESV): 11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytim...
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