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.

Acts 5:19-21

Acts 5:19–21 (ESV): "19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 "Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life." 21 And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach." When God is for you, who can be against you...

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Acts 4:31

Acts 4:31 (ESV): "31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness." It's been said, "Seven days without prayer makes one weak." Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have been given by God. We can both draw...

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Acts 4:15-17

Acts 4:15–17 (ESV): 15 But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, 16 saying, "What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may spread no further among ...

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Acts 4:3-4

Acts 4:3–4 (ESV): "3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand." The Gospel is the most valuable asset a Christian possesses. It is worth far more than all the gold and silver in t...

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Acts 2:42-43

Acts 2:42–43 (ESV): "42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles." Following Jesus is pretty simple if you are all in. It requires devotion to His Word, His people, His...

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Acts 1:6-7

Acts 1:6–7 (ESV): "6 So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7 He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority." God doesn't hide things from us but He doesn't necessarily tell us all the details of His plan eit...

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Acts 1:4-5

Acts 1:4–5 (ESV): "4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."  The Holy Spirit is the key to walking in the ways of Jesu...

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John 21:25

John 21:25 (ESV): "25 Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written." Everyone wants a highlight reel but you have to earn it. Jesus' highlight reel is so vast that all the books in the world couldn't contain the great...

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John 21:21-22

John 21:21–22 (ESV): "21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?" 22 Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!" Those who have their eyes on what the will of God is for others will never accomplish His will in their own lives. God's plan is uniquely tail...

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John 21:7-8a

John 21:7–8a (ESV): "7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 8 The other disciples came in the boat..." Human beings react differently to Jesus. Some revile Him while o...

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John 19:23-24

John 19:23–24 (ESV): "23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, 24 so they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be."When we s...

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John 19:5

John 19:5 (ESV): "5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"To say someone is "the man" in our culture is to say they are special in some way. Pilate didn't mean it in that way when he said it about Jesus but we can certainly apply it as such. Jesus Christ is "the man" proper! O...

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John 18:28

John 18:28 (ESV): "28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor's headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover." Defilement happens from the inside out, not the outside in. All sin is an issue of a corrupt heart....

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John 18:19

John 18:19 (ESV): "19 The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching."Don't be surprised when people question you about your teaching. They did it to Jesus, they will certainly do it to you. This should not cause you concern. What should concern you is when people disagree with you but have no Biblical fortitude to ...

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John 18:10-11

John 18:10–11 (ESV): "10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.) 11 So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?"  Sometimes we feel the need to protect Jesus. Most of...

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John 16:33

John 16:33 (ESV): "33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."  Peace is one of the most important assets a Christian can possess. When life happens it is our peace that sees us through. No other asset regardless of the amount of wea...

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John 15:4

John 15:4 (ESV): "4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." The key to life is Jesus. If you want to be successful then you must abide in Jesus. It means remain, or stay in. Jesus must be your complete source of all things! Depending on yourse...

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John 14:12-14

John 14:12–14 (ESV): "12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it." The...

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John 14:1-3

John 14:1–3 (ESV): "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also." One of th...

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John 13:21-22

John 13:21–22 (ESV): "21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke." Betrayal is one of the most difficult things one can deal with. When someone hands you over for something or some...

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