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.

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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John 12:46-48

John 12:46–48 (ESV): "46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word tha...

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John 12:42-43

John 12:42–43 (ESV): "42 Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God." The fear of man is a powerful tool the enemy uses to keep ...

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John 12:27-28

John 12:27–28 (ESV): 27 "Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name." Mankind was created by God and for God. We exist to bring glory to His name. The most tragic thing we can do is live for the glory of ourselves. That would ...

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John 11:33-35

John 11:33–35 (ESV): "33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept." Emotions are tricky. They are God-given but they will not always lead us to or...

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John 11:14-15

John 11:14–15 (ESV): "14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."The best teachers are those who help you see beyond your abilities. We limit ourselves so often, but a good teacher will help you move beyond your limits to another l...

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John 10:24-26

John 10:24–26 (ESV): "24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my s...

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John 9:35-38

John 9:35–38 (ESV): "35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 36 He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" 37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you." 38 He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him." T...

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John 8:25-26

John 8:25–26 (ESV): "25 So they said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. 26 I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him." Jesus never tried to convince anyone of His identity or that His teach...

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John 7:37-38

John 7:37–38 (ESV): "37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" Every human heart is subject to spiritual thirst. The well that we drink from deter...

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