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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 41:9-10

Isaiah 41:9–10 (ESV): "9  you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, "You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off"; 10  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right...
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Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:31 (ESV): "31  but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;  they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."Waiting is hard for humans because we are incredibly impatient. We want things right now and if we aren't disciplined in our hearts we can bring th...
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Isaiah 40:8

Isaiah 40:8 (ESV): "8  The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever." God's Word is eternal! When all is said and done the Lord's Word will stand forever. That means we can completely trust that all is said will be done now and for all eternity. After 39 Chapters of mostly condemnation, the Holy Spirit begins...
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Isaiah 39:1-2

Isaiah 39:1–2 (ESV): "At that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent envoys with letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered. 2 And Hezekiah welcomed them gladly. And he showed them his treasure house, the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his whole armory, all ...
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Isaiah 38:1-2

Isaiah 38:1–2 (ESV): "In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die, you shall not recover." 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord." What can man do to change the ...
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Isaiah 37:5-7

Isaiah 37:5–7 (ESV): "5 When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah, 6 Isaiah said to them, "Say to your master, 'Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the young men of the king of Assyria have reviled me. 7 Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that he shall hear a rumor and...
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Isaiah 36:14-15

Isaiah 36:14–15 (ESV): 14 Thus says the king: 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you. 15 Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord by saying, "The Lord will surely deliver us. This city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria." Words that are meant to discourage us from trusting in the Lord are ...
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Isaiah 35:3-4

Isaiah 35:3–4 (ESV): "3  Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4  Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."  What is the best way to strengthen a weary Christian? By reminding them that Christ is...
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Isaiah 33:5-6

Isaiah 33:5–6 (ESV): "5  The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, 6  and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure." To correctly view the majesty of the mountains one must be brought low. The aerial pe...
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Isaiah 30:20-21

Isaiah 30:20–21 (ESV): "20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. 21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left." Trials come ...
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Isaiah 28:9-10

Isaiah 28:9–10 (ESV): 9  "To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? 10  For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little."  It's been said that a Bible that is falling apa...
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Isaiah 26:3-4

Isaiah 26:3–4 (ESV): "3  You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,  because he trusts in you. 4  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock."Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. Not only do we gain peace with God when we believe in Him but we also get the peace of God when we keep our eyes fix...
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Isaiah 25:8-9

Isaiah 25:8–9 (ESV): "8  He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe l away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. 9  It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we ...
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Isaiah 14:16-17

Isaiah 14:16–17 (ESV): "16  Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, 17  who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?'"When Goliath stepped on the battlefield all of Israel was afraid. He was a big bad dude...
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Isaiah 12:2

Isaiah 12:2 (ESV): "2  "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation." The greatest personal declaration a person can make is that the Lord God has become their salvation. There is no other name by which we can be saved except the name of Jesus. R...
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Isaiah 10:20-21

Isaiah 10:20–21 (ESV): "20 In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on him who struck them, but will lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God." God always preserves a remnant in the nation of Israel. He is commit...
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Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV): "6  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." No matter how dark the days get there is coming a day when pure light will shine brightly from the throne in Jerusalem. Keep yo...
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Isaiah 8:11-13

Isaiah 8:11–13 (ESV): "11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 "Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fe...
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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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