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 2:23-25

John 2:23–25 (ESV): "23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man." Belief in Jesus is more than just ...

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John 2:3-5

John 2:3–5 (ESV): 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." 4 And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Exercising faith is a requirement when asking Jesus to work in your life.  Unbelief will h...

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John 1:6-8

John 1:6–8 (ESV): "6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light." The world is a very dark place.  It lacks spiritual light hence the reason God sent spiritual light into the wor...

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Luke 22:24-27

Luke 22:24–27 (ESV): "24 A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader a...

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Luke 22:15-16

 Luke 22:15–16 (ESV): 15 And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." Have you ever wondered what the last supper was like for Jesus?  On one hand He knew He was about to suffer great pain and anguish yet on t...

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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." Jesus wrote the script to the Walking D...

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Luke 18:22-23

Luke 18:22–23 (ESV): "22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich." Holding one thing back from Jesus is enough to keep you out of he...

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Luke 17:3-4

Luke 17:3–4 (ESV): 3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him." Addressing sin is vital part of the Christian life.  Sometimes it's your personal sin and sometimes it'...

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Luke 15:7;10

 Luke 15:7;10 (ESV): "7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance; 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents." What on earth can cause heaven to break out into spontaneous praise? Repentance! &n...

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Luke 13:11-12

Luke 13:11–12 (ESV): "11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your disability." Freedom is an amazing gift that we ought to never take for granted.  Never fo...

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Luke 12:18-21

Luke 12:18–21 (ESV): "18 And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry." ' 20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the th...

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Luke 11:11-13

Luke 11:11–13 (ESV): "11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" As a father, my h...

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Luke 10:39-40

Luke 10:39–40 (ESV): 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me." God wants us to be busy about His business but we must be car...

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Luke 9:54-56

Luke 9:54–56 (ESV): "54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 And they went on to another village." Retaliation comes naturally to us who are still being sanctified.  Beware that you are not casting judgment u...

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Luke 9:23-25

Luke 9:23–25 (ESV): "23 And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?" There is no gre...

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Luke 8:16-18

Luke 8:16–18 (ESV): "16 "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.17 For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. 18 Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more wi...

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Luke 7:18-20

Luke 7:18–20 (ESV): "18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you the one who is to come...

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Luke 6:12-13

Luke 6:12–13 (ESV): "12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles..." It's been said that the average adult makes 35,000 decisions a day.  That's a lot of opportunities to step outside of Gods w...

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Luke 3:8-9

Luke 3:8–9 (ESV): "8 Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 9 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the f...

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Luke 2:48-49

Luke 2:48–49 (ESV): "48 And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress." 49 And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" Life can be so busy, however ...

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