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Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith (1927 - 2013)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Chuck Smith in text and pdf format. Pastor Chuck was used in the Jesus People revival where he was used along with others to minister to the hippy young people. They saw a work of the Spirit where many were added to the church and discipled. He has raised up many pastors who are a part of the Calvary Chapel movement now and where he pastors the large Costa Mesa church in California.

The Calvary Chapel movement is based of simple principles that Chuck Smith taught over the years such as: The priority of agape love, Simple fellowship amongst the saints, the breaking of bread, the teaching of God's word chapter by chapter and verse by verse. And lastly and most importantly the principle not by might nor by power but by my spirit saith the Lord.

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Mark 11:22
      "HAVE FAITH IN GOD" I. WHAT IS FAITH? A. Substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen. B. Jani says new call for Christians. C. Believing before you see. 1. Seeing is believing. 2. Faith says b ... read more

Mark 11:25
      Forgiven, Forgiving I. The need of being forgiven. A. The Bible tells us that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. 1. The word sin has it's root meaning, missing the mark. 2. When ... read more

Mark 12:1
      Bring Forth Fruit I. Parable of the vineyard. A. Immediately in their minds they would associate this with Isaiah 5. "For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel." 1. The parable in Isa ... read more

Mark 12:28
      "THE GREAT COMMANDMENTS" Intro: We are now in the final week before His crucifixion. The Sanhedren have determined He must die. Some charge must be created against Him to bring before the Roman court. Pharisees - tribute. I. "WHICH I ... read more

Mark 13:1
      Lord Of Glory I. The magnificent temple, "What manner of stones and what buildings are here." A. Herod the great was a superb builder, all over Israel you can today see the ruins of the great and elaborate buildings that ... read more

Mark 14:26
      "FORSAKEN BY MAN" Intro: VS. 26 Sung a hymn, traditional Ps. 113-118 the last stanza ringing still in ears. "Jehovah is God, who has given us light, bind the sacrifice with cords even unto the horns of the alter. Thou art My God ... read more

Mark 14:38
      "THE REAL PROBLEM" I. THE SETTING. A. Jesus has come to His crisis hour. 1. Though God, yet man. a. "And the Word was God", "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." ... read more

Mark 14:54
      "FOLLOWING AFAR OFF" Intro: Two vastly contrasting statements. "Thou art the Christ the Son of the living God." (vs. 71. One a strong confession of faith, an equally strong denial. Let us trace the steps of backsliding. I. THEY BEG ... read more

Mark 14:66
       Steps to Denial Intro. Here we find Peter tasting the bitter tears of failure. I think that most Christians have tasted those same tears as we go through the growth process. Peter had just failed His Lord big time, an ... read more

Mark 15:24
      "THE STONE OVER THE DOOR" Intro: The horrible crime had been committed, Jesus had been crucified. Man's first sin was suicide, next recorded sin fratracide-dicacide. It was over now, they could gloat in their successful scheme ... read more

Mark 15:34
      "FORSAKEN BY GOD" Intro: What an awesome feeling, I have felt it at times. Financial woes, pain. We have heard places called God forsaken land. Jacob at Bethel. I. THE CROSS REVEALS MAN AT HIS WORST. A. Man is attempting to ... read more

Mark 15:42
      "THE STONE OVER THE DOOR" Intro: At 9:00 o'clock that morning they had nailed Jesus, King of the Jews, on a cross. I. WHAT LAY BEHIND THAT STONE? A. A dead concept of God. 1. Philip - show us the Father. ... read more

Mark 15:46
      Intro: A stone against the door of the tomb. Events of that day - Death's victory. I. WHAT LAY WITHIN THAT TOMB? A. A dead concept of God. 1. "Show us the Father and it sufficeth us." 2. "He that hath ... read more

Mark 15:7
      Intro: 2,000 years ago a Roman judge faced the hardest decision of his life. What to do with Jesus. He knew Jesus was innocent, thus he was torn between the pressure of his own conscience and the clamoring mob. I. PILATE'S DECIS ... read more

Mark 16:15
      EZEKIEL 3:17-19 SUPREME TASK OF CHURCH EVANGELIZATION OF WORLD. I. WORLD IS THE FIELD. A. Become to narrow, selfish. B. When God loved. When He gave His Son. The world When Christ died. ... read more

Mark 16:9
      The Tragedy of Unbelief I. The cause of unbelief. A. Some just have a hard time believing anything that is supernatural. 1. Unless it can be reduced to a mathematical equation or some formula th ... read more

Mark 1:40
      Cleansing I. The story of the leper. He came to Jesus kneeling down before Him and beseeching Him, and saying, "If you are willing you can make me clean." A. Leprosy was a loathsome disease for which there was ... read more

Mark 2:13
      Jesus and Sinners Intro. Mark shows us how the antagonism against Jesus has started very early in His ministry. In each one of the episodes in chapter 2 we find them criticizing Jesus. This continues through the first ... read more

Mark 2:5
      Your Sins Are Forgiven I. The story. A. Jesus was in Capernaum, and when the people found out they began to gather at the house where He was staying. B. So many had gathered that there was not room in the house to ... read more

Mark 3:1
      "DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE" I. "AND THEY WATCHED HIM." A. Mark has set the scene. 1. It's the Sabbath day. 2. You are in the synagogue in Capernaum. 3. Among the worshipers is a man with a withered ... read more

Mark 3:6
       Seeking to Destroy Jesus I. Why would men want to destroy Jesus? A. In the case before us, it was He was violating their traditions. 1. It is amazing how deeply rooted traditions can become, an ... read more

Mark 4:13
      I. THE WAYSIDE. A. Those who are absolutely indifferent. II. THE STONY GROUND. A. Christians one day - backslidden next. B. No root. a. All surface experience. III. SOWN AMONG THORNS. A. Receive t ... read more

Mark 5:21
      "WHO TOUCHED ME?" I. A STRANGE QUESTION TO DISCIPLES. A. As usual Jesus was being mobbed. 1. He probably had difficulty walking because of the press. a. I can see Jairus slightly ah ... read more

Mark 5:25
      "THE TOUCH OF FAITH" Intro: "The popularity of Jesus has grown to the extent that He now draws a crowd. "Many people followed Him and thronged Him." I. THE TWO CASES. A. Jairus' only little girl about twelve years old. ... read more

Mark 5:40
      Probing Questions I. "Why are you so fearful? A. They had good reasons to be fearful. 1. They were in a fierce storm. a. They were seasoned seamen, and they knew that the sh ... read more

Mark 6:1
      The Marvel of Unbelief I. This is a record of the record of the visit of Jesus to His home town of Nazareth. A. This is not to be confused with His first visit shortly after His baptism. 1. In His first visit rec ... read more

Mark 6:15
      I. GREAT COMMISSION. A. "Go ye." 1. Every Christian. B. "Into all the world." 1. Christians personal world. C. "And preach the Gospel." 1. "The good news of salvation." ... read more

Mark 6:30
      "THE SERVANTS OF GOD" Intro: When we think of the Apostles, the mighty miracles they wrought, super spiritual, special breed. I. THE SENDING FORTH OF THE TWELVE vs. 7-l3. A. He sent them out by two's. 1. Matt. gives ... read more

Mark 8:1
      Our Compassionate Lord I. Compassion is one of the characteristics of God. A. As in the Psalm we read this morning, "The Lord is full of compassion." 1. Compassion is being moved with tenderness, combined ... read more

Mark 8:34
      Intro: Jesus has given the requirements for any man who wants to come after Him. They may seem severe, so He gives a rational. I. DENY HIMSELF. A. How opposite this is to our human nature Get for yourself. 1. (God hel ... read more

Mark 8:37
      I. WHAT SOME MEN HAVE GIVEN. A. Alexander the great gave his soul for power, world. B. Annanias and Sapphira gave theirs for a few dollars. C. Demas gave his for worldly pleasures. D. Early church Christian for a few mo ... read more

Mark 9:1
      The Kingdom of God I. What is the Kingdom of God? A. It is the kingdom where God reigns. 1. Thus the kingdom of God is in heaven. The kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are thus synonymous. ... read more

Mark 9:14
      "DEMON POSSESSION" Intro: Demons are wicked, evil, unclean spirits that seek to inhabit human bodies, who when they do can take over the motor functions, they can speak through the person, exercise unusual strength, they can ... read more

Mark 9:33
      "THE PATH TO GREATNESS" I. NATURAL DESIRE FOR GREATNESS. A. Motivating force behind many men. 1. They will subject their bodies to torturous exercise routines to become the... a. Greatest runner. ... read more

Matthew 12:41
      "GREATER THAN JONAH" Intro: Certain of the scribes and Pharisees had just asked Jesus for a sign, some kind of proof. You wonder what they wanted more. I. JESUS CONFIRMED THREE EVENTS. A. Bible critics feel compelled to challenge th ... read more

Matthew 13:44
       The Hidden Treasure I. There are four things that need to be understood in order to understand the parable. The Kingdom of heaven; the treasure; the field; the man. A. The kingdom of heaven is where God reigns. 1. We real ... read more

Matthew 14:22
       Why Did You Doubt? Intro. Setting the scene. It had been a hard day, it began with the news of the beheading of John the Baptist. Jesus suggested to the disciples that they go over to a deserted place across the sea. ... read more

Matthew 14:28
      Intro: Heb. literary form polysyndeton. I. AN EXHALTED EXPERIENCE OF PETER. A. Some have accused Peter of presumption, but Jesus said, "Come" and He never encouraged presumption. B. "And Peter answered Him, Lord if it be t ... read more

Matthew 15:14
      GUIDED MISSALS AND MISGUIDED MEN I. MISGUIDED MEN. A. Some guided by false precepts. 1. "Do the best you can." 2. "As long as you are sincere." (Gaha 21.. a. Christ death in vain. ... read more

Matthew 15:21
      "MOTHER'S DAY SERMON" Intro: "Mother do you really love your child?" "How much time do you spend in prayer for him?" "Have you become discouraged?" I. JESUS CONTACT WITH THE WOMAN. A. Place: Country around Tyre and Sidon. ... read more

Matthew 1:18
      "CALL HlS NAME JESUS" I. THE MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION. A. The eternal God clothed Himself in a body of flesh. 1. "In the beginning was the Word...and the Word became flesh..." 2. "Who bei ... read more

Matthew 1:21
      "WHY HE CAME" Intro: What are you going to celebrate this week? The world this week is celebrating the birth of a child some 1971 years ago. Many traditions and customs have evolved around the celebration. Why was He born? His name implies His mi ... read more

Matthew 22:32
      "THE GOD OF THE LIVING" I. DEATH NOT THE END. A. Hell and Heaven on earth. II. ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SCRIPTURE. A. Moses. B. Samson. C. Daniel. D. Peter. E. Paul. 1. Viper. ... read more

Matthew 22:41
      "WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIST?" Intro: The Pharisees and the Sadducees had been trying to trap Jesus with trick questions. Jesus then asked them a question. I. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE MESSIAH, WHOSE SON IS HE? A. They were offended by Jesus' c ... read more

Matthew 22:42
      What Think Ye Of Christ? Intro. The tide of resentment is building against Jesus among the religious leaders, they are in a verbal warfare. They are seeking to trap Jesus so as to turn the tide of his popular appeal. The Pharisee' ... read more

Matthew 23:37
      Our Savior's Lament I. The cry of the Master, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem." A. His description of Jerusalem, "Thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee." 1. In the parable of the househol ... read more

Matthew 24
      World War. Famines - Millions. Pestilence - Flu 15,000,000. Earthquakes - China 1920, Japan 1923. vs. 37 Days of Noah. Gen. 6:5 & 11. 1 million armed criminals in U.S. 5 million criminals. crime costs $15 million annually. (Marriage Luke ... read more

Matthew 24:12
      Keep The Fire Burning I. Jesus is giving the Disciples the signs that shall precede His coming again. A. One of the signs will be the abounding iniquity. 1. As we look around our world today, surely we see ... read more

Matthew 24:3
      "THE END OF THE WORLD" Intro: A few years ago, to even suggest this subject caused you to be considered a likely candidate for the funny farm. The social scientists began to study the population growth ratios and the capacity to produce food they be ... read more

Matthew 24:36
      "THE DAYS OF NOAH" Intro: Jesus has just pronounced His woes on the Scribes and the Pharisees while in the Temple. He concludes with a lament against Jerusalem. As they are leaving the Temple, the disciples remark on huge stones. "When shall these t ... read more

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