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.

Hebrews 3:12-14

Hebrews 3:12–14 (ESV): "12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we ...
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Hebrews 2:17-18

Hebrews 2:17–18 (ESV): "17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." It's been said ...
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Philemon 7

Philemon 7 (ESV): "7 For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you." Life is a microphone, it's always on. What do people hear when they tune into your broadcast? Do they experience abundant light or darkness? Are they encouraged or discouraged? Make it your...
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Titus 3:8

Titus 3:8 (ESV): "8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people." The calling on the life of a believer is to good works. For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for ...
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2 Timothy 4:6-7

2 Timothy 4:6–7 (ESV): "6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." The goal of every believer ought to be to finish well. The only way a person can do that is if they stay super focused and endure to the e...
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2 Timothy 3:16-17

2 Timothy 3:16–17 (ESV): "16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." Boom - that just happened. The Word of God just made a declaration about the origin of Scripture, contrary to ...
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2 Timothy 2:23-26

2 Timothy 2:23–26 (ESV): "23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowle...
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2 Timothy 2:15-17

2 Timothy 2:15–17 (ESV): "15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene." Who are you trying to impress? If it's ...
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2 Timothy 1:6-7

2 Timothy 1:6–7 (ESV): "6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." Jesus said it was to our advantage that He go away so the Holy Spirit could come and fill and gift us to do even greate...
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1 Timothy 6:6-9

1 Timothy 6:6–9 (ESV): "6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful de...
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1 Timothy 4:12-16

1 Timothy 4:12–16 (ESV): "12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the counc...
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1 Timothy 4:9-10

1 Timothy 4:9–10 (ESV): "9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe." It's been said that you can't live life successfully through the rear view mirror. You must be forw...
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1 Timothy 2:1-4

1 Timothy 2:1–4 (ESV): "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who ...
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1 Timothy 1:15-17

1 Timothy 1:15–17 (ESV): "15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him f...
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2 Thessalonians 3:13-15

2 Thessalonians 3:13–15 (ESV): "13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. 14 If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother." Choose your friends wisely Christian for bad ...
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2Thessalonians 2:7-8

2 Thessalonians 2:7–8 (ESV): "7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming." Throughout the history of the ...
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1 Thessalonians 5:14

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (ESV): "14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all." It's amazing to have brother and sisters by our side helping us through this journey of life. The tendency for most when things get tough is to run away from the body...God has given them to you fo...
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1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

1 Thessalonians 5:9–11 (ESV): "9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." Where will the church be when the wrath o...
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1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

1 Thessalonians 4:15–17 (ESV): "15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of...
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1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

1 Thessalonians 3:12–13 (ESV): "12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints." The greatest and most honoring request we can pray to God for...
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