Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog

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Exodus 6:9

Exodus 6:9 (ESV): l9 Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery." It's easy to listen to God when things are going good but when times get tough and God is promising deliverance the waiting can be disheartening. Our break through is often just right around the co...
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Exodus 4:10-12

Exodus 4:10–12 (ESV): 10 But Moses said to the Lord, "Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue." 11 Then the Lord said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now therefore g...
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Exodus 3:2-4

Exodus 3:2–4 (ESV): 2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, "I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned." 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to ...
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Exodus 2:1-3

Exodus 2:1–3 (ESV): "Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child ...
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Exodus 1:8-10

Exodus 1:8–10 (ESV): 8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us. 10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land....
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Genesis 50:19-21

Genesis 50:19–21 (ESV): "19 But Joseph said to them, "Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 21 So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones." Thus he comforted them and s...
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Genesis 48:11-12

Genesis 48:11–12 (ESV): "11 And Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also." 12 Then Joseph removed them from his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth." There is nothing quite like a fathers love for his child and there is nothing quite like a child's res...
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Genesis 47:25-26

Genesis 47:25–26 (ESV): "25 And they said, "You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh." 26 So Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt, and it stands to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; the land of the priests alone did not become Pharaoh's." The cost of salvation is all that you have ...
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Genesis 45:4-8

Genesis 45:4–8 (ESV): "4 So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land...
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Genesis 41:56-57

Genesis 41:56–57 (ESV): "56 So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. 57 Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth." We all have a destiny to fulfill. From before th...
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Genesis 40:6-8

Genesis 40:6–8 (ESV): "6 When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled. 7 So he asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, "Why are your faces downcast today?" 8 They said to him, "We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them." And Joseph said to them, "Do not i...
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Genesis 39:2-4

Genesis 39:2–4 (ESV): "The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. 4 So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put ...
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Genesis 38:12-14

Genesis 38:12–14 (ESV): "12 In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua's daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13 And when Tamar was told, "Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep," 14 she took off her widow's garments and co...
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Genesis 37:21-24

Genesis 37:21–24 (ESV): "21 But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." 22 And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him"—that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father. 23 So when Jose...
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Genesis 37:5

Genesis 37:5 (ESV): "5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more." God has long spoken to his people through dreams. He has revealed the destiny of some through dreams. Never let the negativity of others cause you to doubt what God has revealed no matter how it comes to you.  After Joseph had rec...
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Genesis 37:3-4

Genesis 37:3–4 (ESV): "3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him." Showing partiality and favoritism will ca...
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Genesis 33:1-4

Genesis 33:1–4 (ESV): "And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two female servants. 2 And he put the servants with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. 3 He himself went ...
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Genesis 32:30-32

Genesis 32:30–32 (ESV): "30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered." 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, ...
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Genesis 32:1-2

Genesis 32:1–2 (ESV): "Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw them he said, "This is God's camp!" So he called the name of that place Mahanaim." Feelings are deceitful! They can easily trick us into thinking we are alone. God will never leave us or forsake us. He has put angelic hosts around and about us to ...
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Genesis 30:1-5

Genesis 30:1–5 (ESV): "When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I shall die!" 2 Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?" 3 Then she said, "Here is my servant Bilhah; go in to he...
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