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 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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Luke 19:30-31

Luke 19:30–31 (ESV): "Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say this: 'The Lord has need of it.' "When Jesus asks you to do something preposterous just do it. He has gone ahead and...

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Luke 19:26-27

Luke 19:26–27 (ESV): "26 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.' "  Stewardship is a privileged position and should never...

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Luke 18:38-40

Luke 18:38–40 (ESV): "38 And he cried out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him." Just like every mother knows the cry of their child, G...

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Luke 18:18

Luke 18:18 (ESV): 18 And a ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" The greatest misconception in the world today is that man can "do" good enough to inherit eternal life. The reality is that the works of man will only result in judgment because man has a heart problem. Even in good works sin is present. There i...

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Luke 17:26-27

Luke 17:26–27 (ESV): "26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all." Everyone is talking about the Metaverse these days. It's going to give man...

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Luke 17:17-19

Luke 17:17–19 (ESV): 17 Then Jesus answered, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19 And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well." Not everyone will worship God the same but all should worship Him. He is worthy of all worsh...

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Luke 16:16-17

Luke 16:16–17 (ESV): "16 "The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it. 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void." The Law and prophecy have always been sources of contention amongst the bret...

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Luke 16:8

Luke 16:8 (ESV): "8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light." If you were put in charge of managing a million dollars of someone else's money what would you do? How diligent would you be with it? Would you find the grea...

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Luke 14:11

Luke 14:11 (ESV): "11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."  The most foundational principle of the Kingdom of God is walking in humility! Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. Those who are followers of Jesus will follow in His footsteps and live ...

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Luke 13:34

Luke 13:34 (ESV): "34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!" Students of the Word of God get it wrong sometimes. We study and consider to find understanding but som...

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Luke 12:35

Luke 12:35 (ESV): "35 "Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning..." Being ready for the Bridegroom to come is an important aspect of the Christian walk. We are to "stay awake at all times, praying that we may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man (Lk 21:36)."The tra...

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