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.

Mark 1:32-34

Mark 1:32–34 (ESV): "32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him." Jesus has auth...

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Mark 1:12-13

Mark 1:12–13 (ESV): "12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him." It's been said that where God guides, He provides. We don't often think about that concerning testing but the princ...

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Matthew 28:17-20

Matthew 28:17–20 (ESV): 18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you...

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Matthew 27:54

Matthew 27:54 (ESV): 54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"  The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ changes lives! Even the hardest of hearts can be impacted by the Son of God. Don't...

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Matthew 27:13-14

Matthew 27:13–14 (ESV): "13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?" 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed." We have a million accusers in this life. It would take an eternity to answer all of their indictments against us. There is onl...

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Matthew 26:74-75

Matthew 26:74–75 (ESV): "74 Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly." The fear of man will make us do some messed-up stuff. I...

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Matthew 26:66-68

Matthew 26:66–68 (ESV): They answered, "He deserves death." 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him, 68 saying, "Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?"  The heart of man is utterly wicked and capable of unthinkable evil. Even though born again Christians are given a new heart we still have ...

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Matthew 26:49-50

Matthew 26:49–50 (ESV): "49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" And he kissed him. 50 Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you came to do." Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him." Betrayal is incredibly hard to deal with. When trust is broken it makes it difficult to continue in a relationship, ...

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Matthew 26:39

Matthew 26:39 (ESV): "39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." Jesus asked, "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?" Doing the will of God directly correlates with His Lordship in our lives...

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Matthew 26:33-35

Matthew 26:33–35 (ESV): "33 Peter answered him, "Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away." 34 Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." 35 Peter said to him, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!" And all the disciples said th...

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Matthew 26:8-10

Matthew 26:8–10 (ESV): "8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor." 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me." Our worship doesn't have to make sense to a...

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Matthew 25:31-32

Matthew 25:31-32 (ESV): "31 When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats." The greatest question a person can answer regarding their salva...

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Matthew 25:28-29

Matthew 25:28–29 (ESV): "29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away." No one will ever be judged by God on the number of talents they have but only on the faithfulness of using those talents to bring glory to Him. Our goal is not more talents b...

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Matthew 24:37-39

Matthew 24:37–39 (ESV): "38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man."The Rapture of the church is not a man-made doctrine but ...

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Matthew 23:8-12

Matthew 23:8–12 (ESV): "8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. 11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 W...

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Matthew 22:36-40

Matthew 22:36–40 (ESV): 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On ...

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Matthew 22:14

Matthew 22:14 (ESV): "14 For many are called, but few are chosen." Salvation is an invitation given to all people of all nations. Only those who respond are chosen.Our response must be per the invitation.We can't come to God any way we want but we must come through His Son Jesus Christ.Those who do will be given the right attire for the banquet. Th...

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Matthew 21:13

Matthew 21:13 (ESV): "13 He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers."  God's house is a house of worship, a house of fellowship, a house of learning, but more so than all of that it is to be called a house of prayer. One of the greatest privileges we have as believers is...

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Matthew 19:28-30

Matthew 19:28–30 (ESV): "28 Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for...

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Matthew 18:12-14

Matthew 18:12–14 (ESV): "12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So it ...

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