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.

Romans 2:2-3

Romans 2:2–3 (ESV): "2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3 Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?" The world is full of self-appointed judges, all of which are total hypocrites. They might be moral...

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Romans 1:11-12

Romans 1:11–12 (ESV): "11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine." When God's people gather together it's for the mutual impartation of the gifts of the Spirit, that we might strengthen and encourage ea...

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Romans 1:1-2

Romans 1:1–2 (ESV): "Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures." Understanding your purpose in life is so important. You will never know your purpose until you understand your identity. We are sons and daughters of the Mo...

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Acts 28:30-31

Acts 28:30–31 (ESV): "30 He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance." Understand, that you and I have one purpose in life after becoming a Christian. It is to tell and teach as many p...

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Acts 28:4-5

Acts 28:4–5 (ESV): "4 When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live." 5 He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm." The serpent is always ready to strike. When he...

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Acts 27:24-26

Acts 27:24–26 (ESV): "24 and he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.' 25 So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. 26 But we must run aground on some island."  God gives us the measure of faith we n...

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Acts 26:19-20

Acts 26:19–20 (ESV): "19 "Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance." Have you considered ...

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Acts 26:9-10

Acts 26:9–10 (ESV): "9 "I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them." The only person that can un...

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Acts 24:24-25

Acts 24:24–25 (ESV): "24 After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, "Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon ...

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Acts 23:4-5

Acts 23:4–5 (ESV): "4 Those who stood by said, "Would you revile God's high priest?" 5 And Paul said, "I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written, 'You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.'"  All authority is given by God (Rom 13:1-2). We must never speak evil against anyone who stands in a po...

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Acts 20:18

Acts 20:18 (ESV): "18 And when they came to him, he said to them: "You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia." Living for Christ is evidence that we belong to Christ. People should know we are His not by what we say but by how we live. As Paul journeyed back to Jerusalem he stopped at M...

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Acts 19:11-12

Acts 19:11–12 (ESV): "11 And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them." Faith is a requirement for a miracle to occur. It's not faith alone but also God's wil...

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Acts 19:5-7

Acts 19:5–7 (ESV): "5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. 7 There were about twelve men in all."Many in our world today have an incomplete understanding of the person and the wor...

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Acts 18:9-10

Acts 18:9–10 (ESV): 9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people."Some folks have the impression that God could care less about how they feel. That couldn't be furth...

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Acts 18:6

Acts 18:6 (ESV): "6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles." Sometimes our frustrations with sharing the Gospel have less to do with the message and more to do with our obedience. God doesn't always call us to a pe...

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Acts 17:19-21

Acts 17:19–21 (ESV): "19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean." 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in...

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Acts 17:5-7

Acts 17:5–7 (ESV): "6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus." D...

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Acts 16:25-26

Acts 16:25–26 (ESV): "25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened." Two of the most powerful ...

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Acts 16:6-9

Acts 16:6–9 (ESV): "6 And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision a...

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Acts 16:3

Acts 16:3 (ESV): "3 Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek." The Christian life is a journey that we are supposed to take others on with us! God is faithful to put people in our path whom we are called to bring along o...

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