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.

Mark 7:6-8

Mark 7:6–8 (ESV): 6 And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, " 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' 8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men." God loves all peopl...

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Mark 5:15-17

Mark 5:15–17 (ESV): "15 And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 16 And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. 17 And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region." ...

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Mark 4:39-41

Mark 4:39–41 (ESV): "39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?" 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?" Life is...

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Mark 3:5-6

 Mark 3:5–6 (ESV): "5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him." Jesus ministered to all kinds of people succe...

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Mark 1:16-18

Mark 1:16–18 (ESV): "16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men." 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him." Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, and Tony Stark were a...

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Matthew 28:18-20

Matthew 28:18–20 (ESV): "18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to th...

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Matthew 27:1-2

Matthew 27:1–2 (ESV): "When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 2 And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor." Appearances aren't always what they seem.  Sometimes the enemy thinks he has us right where he wants us and in reality...

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Happy Memorial Day!

Galatians 5:1 (ESV): "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." You've heard it said freedom is never free.  It's true, freedom always costs us something but it is definitely worth fighting for.  Don't ever forget the price paid for your freedom.  It is rooted in the bloo...

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Matthew 26:40-41

Matthew 26:40–41 (ESV): "40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Watchmen are called to be alert and ready so they can fight off the enemy and warn others o...

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Matthew 26:8-10

Matthew 26:8–10 (ESV): "8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor." 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me." The world is full of critics who are rating your performan...

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Matthew 25:31-33

Matthew 25:31–33 (ESV): "31 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the le...

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Matthew 24:32-35

Matthew 24:32–35 (ESV): 32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven an...

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Matthew 23:11-12

Matthew 23:11–12 (ESV): "11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." What is greatness? Our world defines it as ability but the Jesus said greatness has nothing to do with ability but humility. The Scribes and Pharisees exalted themselves amongst the peopl...

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Matthew 22:36-40

Matthew 22:36–40 (ESV): 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments de...

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Matthew 21:23

​Matthew 21:23 (ESV): 23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" When a person of authority walks into a room it elicits different responses from people.  An employee might become ...

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Matthew 18:15-17

Matthew 18:15–17 (ESV): 15 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to the...

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Matthew 16:8-10

Matthew 16:8–10 (ESV): "But Jesus, aware of this, said, "O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? 9 Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathe...

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Matthew 15:26-28

Matthew 15:26–28 (ESV): "26 And he answered, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." 27 She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." 28 Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly." Al...

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Matthew 13:57-58

Matthew 13:57–58 (ESV): "57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household." 58 And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief." Unbelief manifest itself in many ways, one of the most common is through offense.  When we are offended by ...

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Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28–30 (ESV): "28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." As the culture around us continually cries out "the struggle is real" having no ...

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