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.

Matthew 5:3

Matthew 5:3 (ESV): "3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son (Heb 1:1-2). After Jesus called His disciples to Himself He gave the most extraordinary sermon ever given. The Se...
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Matthew 4:18-20

Matthew 4:18–20 (ESV): "18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him." It's one thing to...
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Matthew 4:1;11

Matthew 4:1;11 (ESV): "1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil…11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. Success in temptation comes through the Spirit and Word of God. The Spirit strengthens us while the Word of God builds faith in us. Don't rely on yourself t...
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Matthew 3:7-10

Matthew 3:7–10 (ESV): "7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father,' for I tell you, God is able from...
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Matthew 2:16

Matthew 2:16 (ESV): "16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men." Spiritual warfare is no joke! The enemy is a roaring lion s...
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Matthew 1:18-19

Matthew 1:18–19 (ESV): "18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly." Things aren't al...
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Malachi 4:5-6

Malachi 4:5–6 (ESV): "5 "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction."  The last words of someone are often the m...
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Malachi 3:16

Malachi 3:16 (ESV): "16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name." The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Prov 1:7). It is what will keep us from pursuing evil and walking in obe...
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Malachi 3:8-10

Malachi 3:8–10 (ESV): "8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In your tithes and contributions. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, sa...
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Malachi 3:1

Malachi 3:1 (ESV): "3 "Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts." In ancient times a messenger was sent ahead of a royal procession to announce the King's co...
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Malachi 2:14-16

Malachi 2:14–16 (ESV): "15 Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. 16 "For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, ...
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Malachi 1:6-8

Malachi 1:6–8 (ESV): "But you say, 'How have we despised your name?' 7 By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, 'How have we polluted you?' By saying that the Lord's table may be despised. 8 When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil?" Going th...
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Malachi 1:2-3

Malachi 1:2–3 (ESV): 2 "I have loved you," says the Lord. But you say, "How have you loved us?" "Is not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the Lord. "Yet I have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert." Election is a difficult subject to understand and yet no matt...
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Zechariah 13:7-9

Zechariah 13:7–9 (ESV): "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones. 8  In the whole land, declares the Lord, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive. 9  And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as ...
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Zechariah 11:16-17

Zechariah 11:16–17 (ESV): "16 For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs. 17  "Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike ...
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Zechariah 9:9

Zechariah 9:9 (ESV): "9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." The Word of God is so accurate that it can pinpoint the day (Dan 9:26) and the way (Zech 9:9) Jesus ...
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Zechariah 8:11-12

Zechariah 8:11–12 (ESV): "11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the Lord of hosts. 12 For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess ...
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Zechariah 6:1-3

Zechariah 6:1–3 (ESV): "Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong." God has agents at work in both ...
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Zechariah 4:6-7

 Zechariah 4:6–7 (ESV): "6 Then he said to me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of 'Grace, grace to it!'" How many times have you tr...
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Zechariah 3:1-3

Zechariah 3:1–3 (ESV): Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, "The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?" 3 Now Joshua was standing before the angel, ...
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