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 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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Luke 12:20-21

Luke 12:20–21 (ESV): "20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."  Perspective and purpose go hand in hand. You can't know your God-given purpose without the proper perspect...

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Luke 11:27-28

Luke 11:27–28 (ESV): "27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!" 28 But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"  Blessedness is not a state that occurs by chance. It has far less to do wi...

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Luke 11:13

Luke 11:13 (ESV): 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!"  The art of receiving from God is found in these three words: "ask, seek, and knock." You have not because you ask not and you ask amiss. God wants us to know that...

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Luke 10:29

Luke 10:29 (ESV): "29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"  Justification is a legal term that means "not guilty." It designates that a person is right before God. They are just-i-fied, it's just as if they had never sinned. The Bible describes one way to be justified, by grace, through faith, in C...

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Luke 9:62

Luke 9:62 (ESV): "62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." It's been said that hindsight is 20/20. A person can look back on their life and often see much clearer but hindsight is not always beneficial. Particularly when it is stopping you from moving forward. Ask Lot's wife…Jes...

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Luke 9:27

Luke 9:27 (ESV): 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God." It's been said that there are two guarantees in life, death, and taxes. That is true for most but some will not experience (taste) death at all for they will be caught away (raptured) from this life to the next. T...

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Luke 9:22

Luke 9:22 (ESV): "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."  Those in Christendom who don't believe suffering is part of living for Christ don't have a biblical view of Christianity. Jesus came to suffer and die for us and those who are Hi...

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Luke 9:12-13

Luke 9:12–13 (ESV): "13 But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people."  The follower of Christ must keep watch over his/her attitude lest we forsake those whom we are called to minister to. We were called by grace and ...

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