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 12:46-48

John 12:46–48 (ESV): "46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word tha...

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John 12:42-43

John 12:42–43 (ESV): "42 Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God." The fear of man is a powerful tool the enemy uses to keep ...

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John 12:27-28

John 12:27–28 (ESV): 27 "Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name." Mankind was created by God and for God. We exist to bring glory to His name. The most tragic thing we can do is live for the glory of ourselves. That would ...

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John 11:33-35

John 11:33–35 (ESV): "33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept." Emotions are tricky. They are God-given but they will not always lead us to or...

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John 11:14-15

John 11:14–15 (ESV): "14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."The best teachers are those who help you see beyond your abilities. We limit ourselves so often, but a good teacher will help you move beyond your limits to another l...

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John 10:24-26

John 10:24–26 (ESV): "24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my s...

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John 9:35-38

John 9:35–38 (ESV): "35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 36 He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" 37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you." 38 He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him." T...

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John 8:25-26

John 8:25–26 (ESV): "25 So they said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. 26 I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him." Jesus never tried to convince anyone of His identity or that His teach...

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John 7:37-38

John 7:37–38 (ESV): "37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" Every human heart is subject to spiritual thirst. The well that we drink from deter...

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John 6:41-42

John 6:41–42 (ESV): "41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." 42 They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?" Life is like a play on Broadway, it's open for critique. Not everyone will enjoy t...

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John 6:26

John 6:26 (ESV): "26 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves." People seek Jesus for all kinds of selfish reasons but there is only one that honors Him when people seek Him for who He is, the Son of God and God the Son. Beware of seeking Him fo...

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John 5:30

John 5:30 (ESV): "30 "I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me."The reality that Jesus was completely dependent upon the Father should humble us. If He could do NOTHING on His own, how much less will we accomplish on our own. His will is what we desi...

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John 5:14

John 5:14 (ESV): "14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you."Sickness and disease aren't always a direct result of sin in a person's life but they can be. The demonic is another possibility, as well as the fact that we are in a fallen body. We must seek Jes...

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John 4:40-42

John 4:40–42 (ESV): "40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of...

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John 3:25-26;30

John 3:25–26;30 (ESV): "25 Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him…30 He must increase, but I must decrease." There is no room f...

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John 3:16-17

John 3:16–17 (ESV): "16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."John 3:16 is the most quoted of all the Scriptures and yet no mat...

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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." Our world is full o...

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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."  Knowing Jesus means understanding His heart towards us. He came to give, ...

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John 1:49-50

John 1:49–50 (ESV): "49 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" 50 Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these." Jesus knows what to say to reveal Himself to us individually. As our Creator, He understands ho...

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John 1:40-42

John 1:40–42 (ESV): "40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Ceph...

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