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 6:41-42

John 6:41–42 (ESV): "41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." 42 They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?" Life is like a play on Broadway, it's open for critique. Not everyone will enjoy t...

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John 6:26

John 6:26 (ESV): "26 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves." People seek Jesus for all kinds of selfish reasons but there is only one that honors Him when people seek Him for who He is, the Son of God and God the Son. Beware of seeking Him fo...

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John 5:30

John 5:30 (ESV): "30 "I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me."The reality that Jesus was completely dependent upon the Father should humble us. If He could do NOTHING on His own, how much less will we accomplish on our own. His will is what we desi...

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John 5:14

John 5:14 (ESV): "14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you."Sickness and disease aren't always a direct result of sin in a person's life but they can be. The demonic is another possibility, as well as the fact that we are in a fallen body. We must seek Jes...

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John 4:40-42

John 4:40–42 (ESV): "40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of...

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John 3:25-26;30

John 3:25–26;30 (ESV): "25 Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him…30 He must increase, but I must decrease." There is no room f...

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John 3:16-17

John 3:16–17 (ESV): "16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."John 3:16 is the most quoted of all the Scriptures and yet no mat...

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John 2:23-25

John 2:23–25 (ESV): "23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man." Our world is full o...

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John 2:3-5

John 2:3–5 (ESV): "3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." 4 And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."  Knowing Jesus means understanding His heart towards us. He came to give, ...

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John 1:49-50

John 1:49–50 (ESV): "49 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" 50 Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these." Jesus knows what to say to reveal Himself to us individually. As our Creator, He understands ho...

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John 1:40-42

John 1:40–42 (ESV): "40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Ceph...

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John 1:29

John 1:29 (ESV): "29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" One of the greatest declarations ever made in the history of mankind is one by John the Baptist about Jesus, "Behold, the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world." Our hope is found here and nowh...

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John 1:16-17

John 1:16–17 (ESV): "16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."As the song says, "Grace, what have you done? You murdered for me on that cross. Accused, in absence of wrong, my sin washed away in Your blood." What a scandalous thought...

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Luke 24:49

Luke 24:49 (ESV): "49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." The Holy Spirit is the promise from the Father we belong to Him. Every believer has been sealed with the Spirit of God upon belief which is the sign to heaven and earth that we belong to Hi...

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Luke 24:44-45

Luke 24:44–45 (ESV): "44 Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures…" The Word of God is a book full of wonder as it gives the hu...

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Luke 23:18-19

Luke 23:18–19 (ESV): "18 But they all cried out together, "Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas"— 19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder." Jesus came to take the place of every vile sinner on planet earth. This became evident when He took the place of Barabbas, a rebel and...

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Luke 22:31-32

Luke 22:31–32 (ESV): 31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." Faith is not just a key element to our salvation but also our sanctification. When the enemy wants to sift us it...

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Luke 22:28-30

Luke 22:28–30 (ESV): "28 "You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, 29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." The servants of God are rewarded handsomely for doing what they are instructed t...

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Luke 21:12-13

Luke 21:12–13 (ESV): "12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. 13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness."It's no secret the world despises Jesus. This is the result of a satanic ...

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Luke 20:46-47

Luke 20:46–47 (ESV): 46 "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 47 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." The worst state a human can li...

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