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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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I. THE CONTEXT.
A. Immediate is "Judge not."
1. Danger of not using any discrimination.
a. Accept anybody or anything.
b. So fearful not to judge, don't use good sense.
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I. HOW GOD GIVES.
A. "Call unto me."
B. "Ask and it shall be given."
1. People accustom to thinking our asking is the thing that influences God's
C. How man gives.
1. ... read more
The Purpose of His Coming To Give Beauty for Ashes
Intro. We have once again come to that time of the year when we celebrate
the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. The season of the
year that is marked by love, joy, and givin ... read more
"THE SOVEREIGNTY OF CHRIST"
Intro: Seven Centurions.
1. One in passage of text.
2. One at cross.
4. One placing bonds on, Paul & when he objects seeking advice of superior.
5. Two protecting Pa ... read more
I. LABORERS ARE FEW.
A. God's work always suffered for lack of laborers.
1. Two conditions.
a. None at all.
b. Too few.
2. Isaiah 59:16 "He saw that there was no ... read more
Is The Spirit of The Lord Straitened?
Intro. "O thou who are named the house of Jacob." There is a bit of irony
in his address to them. You have the name, but you are not playing the
game. There father Jacob had a genuine faith and a true relationship ... read more
I. They shall smite the Judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
A. Micah is probably best known for his prophesy of the birthplace
of Jesus for this comes into prominent play in the New
Testament when the wise men came ... read more
He Shall Be Great
I. Beginning in chapter 4 Micah is prophesying of the last days and the
kingdom of God being established upon the earth, with Jerusalem
becoming the headquarters of the King who will judge over the nations.
A. In chap ... read more
The Requirements of God
I. The ideal requirement of God.
A. In Deut.10:12
DEU 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee,
but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways,
and to ... read more
Who Is A God Like Thee
Intro. The previous chapter began with the controversy God had with
Israel. God asked them to prefer their charges against Him,
what had He done that they should so turn against Him. He had
showe ... read more
"THE LORD IS GOOD"
I. "THE LORD IS GOOD," THIS IS BASIC.
A. This is sometimes easy to say.
1. Everything is going well.
a. The family is all healthy.
b. I've just received a pa ... read more
Intro: "And the King granted me according to the good hand of my God upon me." The
recognition of God in all things.
I. THE COMMANDMENT TO RESTORE AND TO REBUILD.
A. Nehemiah received word of deplorable condition of city, demoralize ... read more
Intro: Under the guidance & inspiration of Nehemiah they set upon the task of rebuilding the
wall. As it really began to take shape, apparent they were sincere, opposition began
to take shape. Any work you attempt for God ... read more
"THE CURE FOR FEAR"
Intro: The word fear again illustrates the incompleteness of the English language. There is
a fear that is good, we are told to fear the Lord, there is that wise precaution,
there is a fear that is evil.
I. "BE N ... read more
Intro: Nehemiah has returned to Jerusalem from Babylon. After a secret midnight sortic
examining the ruble which was once a wall he announced his plan to rebuild the wall.
This brought immediate repercussions from the Palesti ... read more
"THE BELIEVER'S STRENGTH"
I. THE SOURCE FOR OUR STRENGTH, GOD.
A. Jesus said, "apart from Me ye can do nothing."
1. Paul said, "I can do all things through . . ."
B. If I learn to rely on my own strength there will ... read more
"THE SOURCE OF STRENGTH"
Intro: Year 445 B .C. King Artaxerxes gave command to Neh. to restore & rebuild the wall. In
spite of opposition task was completed in 52 days on Sept. 25. 5 days later on Oct 5
whole congregation gathered be ... read more
"THE JOY OF THE LORD"
Intro: Ezra stood before the watergate in Jerusalem the people all gathered to hear him read
the law of the LORD from daybreak to noon. As the scriptures were explained they wept.
I. THERE IS JOY IN THE ... read more
Nehemiah 9 What does this chapter tell us about God.
What we know from chapter 8. As the result of the reading of the word
there was a spiritual revival, the celebration again of the feast of the
tabernacles. The making of the little booths, an ... read more
"THE MIXED MULTITUDE"
Intro: When children of Israel left Egypt, there came with them a mixed multitude.
Part Jew, part Egyptian, came along for the adventure, hearts not fully in it.
I. THE MIXED MULTITUDE "FELL A LUSTING."
A. No l ... read more
"THE TRAGEDY OF KADESH BARNEA"
Intro: The history of Israel is typical history. Children of Israel under heavy bondage in
Egypt. Led out through Red Sea, Marah - Elim, Sinai Now to border of promised
land Kadesh Barnea.
I. THE LAND O ... read more
Intro: Life divided into three planes: Natural man, Carnal man, Spiritual man.
History: God promised land to Abraham.
I. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CANAAN.
A. Fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham.
1. 500 years later Abraham's ... read more
"UNBELIEF THE THIEF"
Intro: The children of Israel suffered intolerable bondage in Egypt. God promised to
give them their own land, to set them free in a good land. They are now on the
border of that land. the spies have just returned. ... read more
"THE BRASS SERPENT"
Intro: Complaining is a state of mind. It becomes a difficult habit to break.
I. THE SIN OF ISRAEL. COMPLAINING (verse 5..
A. True they had something to complain about.
1. Manna had been their main stapl ... read more
"THE DEATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS"
Intro: Balaam an interesting person, a study in contrasts. Mentioned by three new
testament writers, II Peter, the way of Balaam; Jude, the error of Balaam; John
in Revelation, the doctrine of Balaam.
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Intro: Moses calling, Moses privilege.
I. MOSES BECAME GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE.
A. The people feared direct contact with God.
B. God spoke to the people through Moses.
1. Oft repeated phrase "A ... read more
"BE SURE YOUR SIN WILL FIND YOU OUT"
I. YOUR SIN WILL FIND YOU OUT.
A. In your face.
1. Lines of sin.
2. Street corner of boys.
B. In your conscience.
1. Treasuri ... read more
"LESS THAN BEST"
Intro: The Children of Israel now ready to enter the land God had promised them. The
tribes of Reuben, Gad and 1/2 of Manassah requested inheritance outside the
land; they had become content where they were dwelling.
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"THE PLACE OF REFUGE"
I. THE CITIES OF REFUGE.
A. Six cities throughout the land, three on either side of Jordon.
1. Located so as to give access to all.
a. It is said that you were never more than a ... read more
"THE LORD BLESS YOU"
Intro: The duty of the priest was twofold. To represent the people before God.
To represent God before the people.
I. "THEY SHALL PUT MY NAME UPON THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL."
A. Not His Name of essential being. "I ... read more
"THE LORD BLESS YOU"
I. THE TWO FOLD FUNCTION OF THE PRIEST.
A. To stand before God representing the people.
1. Sinful man could not approach a holy God.
a. He would bring his sacrifice offering to the ... read more
"THE POOR RICH MAN"
I. MANY FALLACIES CONCERNING RICHES. "DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES."
A. "Being rich would solve all my problems."
1. Rich people have problems too.
a. Different kind of problems to be su ... read more
"THE NAME OF JESUS"
Intro: Life is filled with pressures. There are forces that assault us.
Sooner or later we are forced to reach out beyond ourselves.
I. SOME OF THESE FORCES THAT FACE US.
A. The Spirit forces; "We wrestle not aga ... read more
Discourse on wisdom Chap. 1-9. How many wish they might begin again. Reality no beginning.
How to begin.
I. VS. 7. "FEAR OF THE LORD BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE."
A. Heb. word beginning here. Prime or first.
1. All true knowledge ... read more
Intro: "There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."
I. THE LAZY MAN'S REASON FOR NOT WORKING.
A. A lion in the way.
B. "A man good at making excuses is good for nothing else."
C. In the winter, "it's too cold. ... read more
Intro: A lazy ma's reason for not winning lost "Lion in the way." "Man
good at making excuses good for nothing else." Lion in winter is
cold in summer heat, hill or valley.
I. FEW START WITH HIGH AMBITIONS IN CHRIST.
A. Lik ... read more
I. WITHOUT REMEDY
A. Leprosy dreaded (No remedy).
B. World situation critical (No remedy).
C. Any disease lessened when remedy is found.
D. Any disease is more severe when no remedy is known.
II. HE TH ... read more
"TRUSTING IN THE LORD"
Intro: Our actions greatly governed by peer pressure. We often do things we
really don't want to do, or we fail to do what we really want.
I. THE FEAR OF MAN BRINGETH A SNARE.
A. It leads us to sin.
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"FOUR LITTLE WISE CREATURES"
I. THE ANT.
A. A people not strong.
1. Called people because they live in colonies.
2. Each ant fulfilling his own responsibility within the
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"THE TRUE BEAUTY"
I. "SHE SHALL BE PRAISED."
A. Every woman desires praise.
1. She constantly seeks her husband's approval.
a. "Her desire shall be to her husband."
b. How do I ... read more
"KNOWING GOD'S WILL"
I. DESIRE OF ALL THOSE WHO TRULY KNOW GOD.
A. Very aware of my own limitations.
1. I have been wrong so many times.
a. I have been deceived, cheated, defrauded, even by those I tho ... read more
"HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATH."
So many times we desire some type of gift to peer into the future so as to
prepare for those things that are going to happen. We desire guidance to
make the right choice. Think of the promise.
I. "HE SHALL DIRECT THY PA ... read more
Intro: The Bible says much about the heart. The throne room of the spirit,
the Holy of Holies of the body temple. It is the reservoir from which
flows the issues of life.
I. "KEEP YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE."
A. Keep your h ... read more
"THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM"
Intro: In 1:6, we are told "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of
knowledge. Different Hebrew words translated beginning in one-six
word means sum total. Here, the Hebrew word means primary or
comm ... read more
"GOD'S BLESSED MAN"
1. "Walks not in counsel of ungodly."
a. Counsel & advice plentiful.
b. The worldly maxims.
1. " ... read more
I. AN UNTHANKFUL PERSON.
A. Miserable to be around.
1. Constant complaint.
2. Nothing ever suits them.
3. Telling favorite food at table.
B. Condemned by God.
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"GOD'S APPOINTED TIMES"
I. GOD HAS SET A TIME TO RESTORE ISRAEL VS. 13.
A. Moses spoke of it in Deut.
1. Deut. 28:34 promise to scatter.
2. Deut. 30:3, 4 promise to restore.
B. Ezekiel's vision of val ... read more
I. ZION WAS TO BECOME DESOLATE.
A. God said that he would scatter them among all nations.
1. They were to be a curse and a byword.
2. They were to be persecuted & tortured.
B. The former & the latter rai ... read more
I. REASONS FOR PRAISE (PERSONAL).
A. "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities."
1. This is my first and foremost need.
2. O the blessedness of sins forgiven.
B. "Who healeth all thy diseases."
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"ALL HIS BENEFITS"
I. "FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS."
A. We have a tendency toward forgetfulness.
1. Especially in the midst of a trial.
2. The disciples on the ship forgot bread.
3. When facin ... read more