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.

1 Corinthians 12:4-7

1 Corinthians 12:4–7 (ESV): "4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."God has given us...

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1 Corinthians 10:23

1 Corinthians 10:23 (ESV): "23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up."Freedom is a beautiful blessing that ought not to be wasted. We should never indulge in things because we can but because they are beneficial and edifying to our souls. The motto in Corinth was "freedom ...

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1 Corinthians 9:22-23

1 Corinthians 9:22–23 (ESV): "I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings." Traditions and rites are an easy way for Christians to offend others and become a stumbling block to the Gospel. Paul became all things to all men ou...

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1 Corinthians 6:9-11

1 Corinthians 6:9–11 (ESV): "9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11...

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1 Corinthians 5:11

1 Corinthians 5:11 (ESV): "11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one."Sin is hard enough to deal with on our own. We certainly don't need to surround ourselves with peo...

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1 Corinthians 3:16-17

1 Corinthians 3:16–17 (ESV): "16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple."Did you know your body is not your own Christian? It's the temple of the living God Christian. Think twice about how yo...

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1 Corinthians 3:12-15

1 Corinthians 3:12–15 (ESV): "12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on t...

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1 Corithians 2:2-5

1 Corinthians 2:2–5 (ESV): "2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest i...

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Romans 15:1-3

Romans 15:1–3 (ESV): "We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me." The idea of survival of the f...

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Romans 14:1-3

Romans 14:1–3 (ESV): "As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him." ...

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Romans 13:12-14

Romans 13:12-14 (ESV): "12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and ...

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Romans 12:4-8

Romans 12:4–8 (ESV): "4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if s...

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Romans 11:24

Romans 11:24 (ESV): "24 For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree." God is not done with Israel! He has made everlasting covenants with her and He will keep His Word to thi...

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Romans 10:14-15

Romans 10:14–15 (ESV): "14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!...

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Romans 8:18

Romans 8:18 (ESV): "18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." The most encouraging news in all the world is that this is as bad as it gets for the believer. Better days are ahead! As it is written, "no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagin...

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Romans 8:8

Romans 8:8 (ESV): "8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God." Pleasing God is not an impossible task but it is a very specific one. God requires that we walk by faith in the Spirit if we want to please Him. Anything done otherwise, no matter good it appears is an abomination to God. Our righteous deeds (in the flesh) are like filthy garm...

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Romans 7:18-19

Romans 7:18–19 (ESV): "18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing." Good person? Maybe in comparison to another human being but never according to G...

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Romans 6:12-14

Romans 6:12–14 (ESV): "12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will ...

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Romans 4:19-21

Romans 4:19–21 (ESV): "19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. 20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully ...

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Romans 3:9-12

Romans 3:9–12 (ESV): "For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; 11  no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." All human beings are subject to depravity...

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