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.

Isaiah 7:9b;14

Isaiah 7:9b;14 (ESV): "If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all...14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." When we look to that which is seen rather than trusting in the promises of God we will put ourselves through undue stress and...
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Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah 6:8 (ESV): "8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am! Send me."  Horshack from Welcome Back Cotter was known for one thing, his enthusiastic hand raising and boisterous desire to answer the questions of his teacher Mr. Cotter. He must have taken lessons from Is...
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Isaiah 2:2

Isaiah 2:2 (ESV): "2  It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it." There is come a time when this world will be at perfect peace. Jesus will be ruling on His earthly throne ...
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Isaiah 1:18

Isaiah 1:18 (ESV): "18 "Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool."The heart of God is for reconciliation. Although mankind has forsaken Him terribly, He has made a way for our sins to be forgiven and forgotte...
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Isaiah 1:4

Isaiah 1:4 (ESV): "4  Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.Prosperity is a dangerous blessing for the human heart to handle. When a nation becomes prosperous it can become self-suff...
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Song of Solomon 5:6-7

Song of Solomon 5:6–7 (ESV): "6  I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer. 7  The watchmen found me as they went about in the city; they beat me, they bruised me, they took away my veil, those watchmen of the walls...
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Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 (ESV): "13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil." After much discovery and pursuit, the end of the matter regarding the whole duty of man is this: fear God a...
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Ecclesiastes 11:8

Ecclesiastes 11:8 (ESV): "8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity." What is this life in comparison to eternity?For those in Christ, this is as dark as it gets.Paradise is coming for those who hope in Jesus Christ. Solomon tells us to enjoy...
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Ecclesiastes 9:9-10

Ecclesiastes 9:9–10 (ESV): "9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in...
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Ecclesiastes 7:16-18

Ecclesiastes 7:16–18 (ESV): "16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? 18 It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand, for the one who fears God shall come out f...
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Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

Ecclesiastes 5:18–20 (ESV): "18 Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. 19 Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept...
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Ecclesiastes 5:1

Ecclesiastes 5:1 (ESV): "Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil." Many will come into the house of God and promise Him the world and then leave and forget what they have said. It's better to say nothing and change than say...
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Ecclesiates 3:1;11

Ecclesiastes 3:1;11 (ESV): "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven; 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time." It's been said that the problem with life is that it is so daily. How true. The exciting thing about life though is that it's in God's hands and He can do anything...so enjoy every season for...
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Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

Ecclesiastes 2:24–26 (ESV): "24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, 25 for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? 26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given th...
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Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

Ecclesiastes 2:10–11 (ESV): "10 And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil. 11 Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving afte...
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Proverbs 30:7-9

Proverbs 30:7–9 (ESV): "7 Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: 8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, 9 lest I be full and deny you and say, "Who is the Lord?" or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God." The heart of a pe...
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Proverbs 28:4-5

Proverbs 28:4–5 (ESV): "4  Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. 5  Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely." Our world is the way it is because people have a fallen nature. What else can you expect sinners to do but sin? The answe...
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Proverbs 27:5-6

Proverbs 27:5–6 (ESV): "5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy." A person who truly loves you will not flatter you but will be totally honest with you.They will point out your strengths to encourage you and your weaknesses to help you grow.Be thankful for friends who truly...
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Proverbs 23:17-18

Proverbs 23:17–18 (ESV): "17  Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. 18  Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off." Fearing God and living for Him is the best life we could possibly live. Don't be fooled by the appearance of fun. Sin will only yield one type of fruit, that is ...
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Proverbs 22:24-25

Proverbs 22:24–25 (ESV): "24  Make no friendship with a man given to anger,  nor go with a wrathful man, 25  lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare."Have you ever noticed how contagious anger and bitterness are? It only takes a few angry people to start a riot...best not hang out with those types of people lest you ...
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