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.

Luke 5:8-10

Luke 5:8–10 (ESV): "8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon." The presence of Jesu...

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Luke 4:43

Luke 4:43 (ESV): "43 but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose." The greatest quest in life for every human heart is to find the purpose of existence. Many will stare it in the face and miss it because it's not what they were thinking. Jesus knew why...

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Luke 4:14-15

Luke 4:14–15 (ESV): "14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all." It's been said that we can do life one of two ways, the easy way or the hard way. Those who believe in Jesus now choose the ea...

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Luke 3:3

Luke 3:3 (ESV): "3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins." Paul Revere was just a normal guy with a very important role.He was a minuteman given the task to alert John Hancock (not Herbie) and Samuel Adams that the British were coming.Interestingly enough God has minutemen...

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Matthew 2:1-2

Matthew 2:1–2 (ESV): "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." This song says it all about the Star of Jacob, "Star of wonder, star of ...

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Luke 2:43-45

Luke 2:43–45 (ESV): "43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group they went a day's journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45 and when they did not find him, they ...

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Luke 2:25-26

Luke 2:25–26 (ESV): "25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ." It's been said, "all thing...

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Luke 2:12-14

 Luke 2:12–14 (ESV): "12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" Sign...

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Luke 2:7

Luke 2:7 (ESV): "7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." All great things come with a price. Sacrifice is part of the process for anything good in life. Whatever the cost, it pails in comparison to the reward that is reaped for thos...

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Luke 1:76-79

Luke 1:76–79 (ESV): "76  And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77  to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, 78  because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high 79  to give...

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Luke 1:27-29

Luke 1:27–29 (ESV): "28 And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be." There is no greater joy in life than to be called by God to be His hands and feet on earth. He created you and me for something spe...

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Luke 1:18-20

Luke 1:18–20 (ESV): 18 And Zechariah said to the angel, "How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years." 19 And the angel answered him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak unt...

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Luke 1:3-4

Luke 1:3–4 (ESV): "3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught." Certainty comes by careful consideration of the facts. Most folks live in some level of skepticism...

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Mark 16:16-18

Mark 16:16–18 (ESV): 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will...

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Mark 16:14

Mark 16:14 (ESV): "14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen." [Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.] It is impossible to please God without faith (Heb 11:...

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Mark 16:2-3

Mark 16:2–3 (ESV): "2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" Trusting God to roll the stone back in life isn't the easiest thing in the world to do. It takes walking by faith but ...

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Mark 15:12-14

Mark 15:12–14 (ESV): 12 And Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?" 13 And they cried out again, "Crucify him." 14 And Pilate said to them, "Why? What evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him." The Gospel is good news because it proclaims that vile, despicabl...

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Mark 14:72

 Mark 14:72 (ESV): "72 And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." And he broke down and wept." Failing to take a stand for Jesus before man as a genuine Christian is the worst feeling ever. It produces a sense of sorrow i...

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Mark 14:41-42

Mark 14:41–42 (ESV): "41 And he came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."  As a parent, I can appreciate Jesus waking His kids up before He goes to wo...

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Mark 14:29-31

Mark 14:29–31 (ESV): "29 Peter said to him, "Even though they all fall away, I will not." 30 And Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." 31 But he said emphatically, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." And they all said the same." Self-will and ...

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