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.

2 Corinthians 10:17-18

2 Corinthians 10:17–18 (ESV): "17 "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends." The only person that we should elevate in our hearts and lives is God. No one else deserves to be exalted. Who died for you? Who comes to your rescue time and ti...

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2 Corinthians 10:3-6

2 Corinthians 10:3–6 (ESV): "3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Ch...

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2 Corinthians 9:10-11

2 Corinthians 9:10–11 (ESV): "10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God."Talking about giving in the church is like ...

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2 Corinthians 8:13-15

2 Corinthians 8:13–15 (ESV): "13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14 your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. 15 As it is written, "Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, ...

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2 Corinthians 6:14-15

 2 Corinthians 6:14–15 (ESV): "14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?" Who you hitch your wagon to in life matters! Whether it's ...

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2 Corinthians 5:20-21

2 Corinthians 5:20–21 (ESV): "20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." God has one plan for mankind, reconciliation. He desires tha...

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2 Corinthians 5:10

2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV): "10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil."Everything we do in life follows us into eternity. We must all appear before the judge Christ Jesus. Will you be rewarded or condemned?There is an eternal judg...

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

2 Corinthians 4:16–18 (ESV): "16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that...

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2 Corinthians 3:17-18

2 Corinthians 3:17–18 (ESV): "17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." The Law of God was never mea...

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2 Corinthians 2:14-16

2 Corinthians 2:14–16 (ESV): "14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, t...

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2 Corinthians 1:9-10

2 Corinthians 1:9–10 (ESV): "9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 10 He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him, we have set our hope that he will deliver us again."Trusting God is paramount to walking faith...

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4

2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (ESV): "3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." Pain has a purpose! It is supposed t...

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1 Corinthians 16:7-9

1 Corinthians 16:7-9 (ESV): "7 For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, 9 for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries." The most important aspect of the Christian life is found i...

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1 Corinthians 16:1-2

1 Corinthians 16:1–2 (ESV): "Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come." Others-centered living is the heartbeat of the Gos...

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1 Corinthians 15:58

1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV): "58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."The greatest foe of man is sin, for the wages of sin is death. Thankfully Jesus came to give us victory over sin and thus death. When we die in Christ we shall sur...

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1 Corinthians 15:3-4

1 Corinthians 15:3–4 (ESV): "3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…" The Gospel is truly good news, isn't it? Jesus died for our sins, was buried provi...

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1 Corinthians 15:9-10

1 Corinthians 15:9–10 (ESV): "9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain." The grace of God is so powerful that it can change a persecutor of the church into one of its strongest members. ...

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1 Corinthians 14:26

1 Corinthians 14:26 (ESV): "26 What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up."The body is full of gifted people that should desire to use their gifting. However, there must be an order to the exercising of these gifts with the mai...

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8

1 Corinthians 13:4–8 (ESV): "4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures al...

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1 Corinthians 12:18-20;26

1 Corinthians 12:18–20;26 (ESV): "18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body...26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together."The huma...

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