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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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Commentary on Proverbs 11-15
Shall we turn now in Proverbs to the eleventh chapter.
Now we have come in the Proverbs to individual little sayings of wisdom. Each one is separate and complete in itself and unrelated to the next. So that there is very little to comment on, because e ... read more
Commentary on Proverbs 16-20
Shall we turn now to Proverbs 16, the sixteenth chapter and begin our study this evening.
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD (Pro 16:1).
God works in our lives even when we're not aware of it. If we' ... read more
Commentary on Proverbs 21-25
Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Proverbs 21.
Proverbs 21, Solomon declares:
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will (Pro 21:1).
The word "rivers of water" is in the Hebrew "as th ... read more
Commentary on Proverbs 26-31
Shall we turn now to Proverbs 26 to begin our study this evening.
The first twelve verses of Proverbs 26 we trust doesn't apply to any of you tonight, because it's sort of addressed towards fools.
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor ... read more
Commentary on Proverbs 6-10
Now let us turn to Proverbs, chapter 6. The first part of the Proverbs is exhortation to my son. It's just good fatherly advice to sons. And chapter 6 continues in these exhortations that are opened by the phrase:
My son, if you be surety for thy frien ... read more
Commentary on Psalm 101-106
This time shall we turn in our Bibles to Psalm 101. Psalm 101 is a psalm of David, and David declares in the first verse,
I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing (Psa 101:1).
Now though David says he is going to sing of mer ... read more
Commentary on Psalm 107-115
Let's turn now in our Bibles to Psalm 107. The hundred and seventh psalm begins with an exhortation to us to
Give thanks unto the LORD (Psa 107:1),
And the basis for the thanksgiving is His goodness and His mercy. Two things that we really should be ... read more
Commentary on Psalm 117-119
Beginning with Psalm 113, you have what are known as the Hallel psalms, meaning the psalms of praise. Hallel meaning praise in Hebrew, and hallelujah, the hallelujah praise to Yahweh. So these are the psalms of praise, 113 through 118. And they are the so ... read more
Commentary on Psalm 120-135
This time let's turn in our Bibles to Psalm 120 to begin our Bible study this evening. Now you'll notice these psalms have a heading. The psalm, "A song of degrees." The word literally is ascents, A-S-C-E-N-T-S. And these are sort of the marching songs fo ... read more
Commentary on Psalm 81-90
Let's turn to Psalm 81.
On the first day of the seventh month in the Jewish calendar, which, because their calendar begins, the religious calendar begins the first of April, it usually coincides somewhere around the first of October on our calendar. Th ... read more
Commentary on Psalm 91-100
So let's turn to Psalm 91 that we might begin our Bible study this evening.
Psalm 91 brings up the question of just where are you living? There is a place that you might live that is surely the most glorious place to live in all the world.
He that d ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 1-15
Shall we turn to the Psalms, beginning tonight with the first psalm.
The Psalms are actually divided into five books. It was really the hymnbook for the nation of Israel. They were sung in their original forms. In the Psalms there is really much prophe ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 16-19
Let's turn now to Psalm 16. The sixteenth psalm is called a Michtam of David. A Michtam is actually a meditation or a prayer. And there are about five or six psalms that are designated as Michtam, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, with the sixteenth. David's prayer unt ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 20-30
Psalm 20 is to the chief musician also. It is a psalm of David.
The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble (Psa 20:1);
Actually, Jehovah, "May Jehovah hear you in the day of trouble."
the name of the God of Jacob [which is Jehovah or Yahweh] defend ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 31-40
Let's turn now in our Bibles to Psalm 31. This thirty-first psalm is actually divided into three sections. The first one covering the first eight verses, the second one covering verses 9-18, and the final section from nineteen to the end of the psalm. In ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 41-46
Let us turn at this time in our Bibles to Psalm 41. This is another one of the psalms that begins with a beatitude. The very first psalm begins with a beatitude, "Blessed is the man." Here again,
Blessed is he that considereth the poor, the LORD will d ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 47-50
Psalm 47 is a psalm for the New Year. This psalm is read seven times before the blowing of the trumpet to announce the holy day, the beginning of the Jewish New Year.
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the L ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 51-60
Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Psalm 51.
David is surely one of the most outstanding characters of the Old Testament. He was greatly hated and greatly loved. He had the capacity to inspire tremendous emotions in people, on both ends of the spectrum ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 61-70
Shall we turn now to the sixty-first psalm for our beginning of our Bible study this evening. Psalm 61.
Hear my cry, O Lord (Psa 61:1);
Now in the Hebrew, this word for cry is very intense. It is actually, "Hear my loud wailing, O Lord." Now David w ... read more
Commentary on Psalms 71-80
Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Psalm 71.
Psalm 71 is the psalm of the aged man. Probably David as he was getting up into years, and his reddish colored hair had turned gray. David's life was a tough life. He had many devoted friends, but also many ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 1
Shall we turn in our Bibles now to the book of Revelation, chapter one?
The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1),
The Greek word "apokalupsis" is literally the unveiling. So in the very first phrase you have what the book is all about. It is the unv ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 10-12
We have been going through the trumpet judgments; the catastrophes that they have brought upon the earth. Now, for a moment we leave the trumpet judgments after the sounding of the sixth, and before we read of the events at the sounding of the seventh, Jo ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 13-15
I stood upon the sand of the sea (Rev 13:1),
Probably the Mediterranean Sea.
and I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads, ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy (Rev 13:1).
... read more
Commentary on Revelation 16
In the fifteenth chapter of the book of Revelation, we had sort of the introduction to chapter sixteen, as we saw the seven angels in heaven who are given the seven final plagues which complete the judgment of God upon the earth. And these seven angels ca ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 17-18
In chapter seventeen, we now have the specific judgment of God upon the false religious system that has damned the souls of so many men through deception. Jesus warned us to "beware of false prophets who will come looking like sheep, but inwardly they are ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 19-20
After these things (Rev 19:1)
After the destruction of Babylon religious and commercial, chapter seventeen and eighteen.
I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 2-3
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks (Rev 2:1);
So the description of Jesus out of chapter one, "He holds the seven st ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 21-22
I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away (Rev 21:1);
Now, we are beyond the thousand years. The first heaven is passed away. Peter tells us it passes away with a great noise with a fervent heat as th ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 4-6
Revelation chapter four begins with the Greek word "meta autos". And the first verse begins and ends with the same Greek words. The words literally from the Greek are "after these things". So as we come to this phrase, "after these things," our minds shou ... read more
Commentary on Revelation 7-9
In chapter four of the book of Revelation, we were taken into the heavenly scene where John beholds the throne of God, the cherubim about the throne as they worship God and the twenty-four elders as they respond to that worship.
In chapter five, we see ... read more
Commentary on Romans 1-2
This time let us turn in our Bibles to Romans, chapter 1. Paul opens his epistle to the Romans declaring:
Paul, a bond slave of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God (Rom 1:1).
Twenty-five years before Paul wrote th ... read more
Commentary on Romans 11-12
Shall we turn in our Bibles to Romans, chapter 11.
In chapters 9-11 Paul is dealing with a couple of subjects; one the sovereignty of God, but it is the sovereignty of God in setting aside the nation Israel as God's primary target, you might say for wo ... read more
Commentary on Romans 13-14
Shall we turn in our Bibles to Romans 13.
As Christians, what should be our attitude towards government? Paul declares,
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: and the powers that be are ordained of God (R ... read more
Commentary on Romans 15-16
Shall we turn to the fifteenth chapter of Paul's epistle to the Romans.
In the fourteenth chapter Paul was dealing with the subject of walking in love within the body of Christ. Recognizing that we have differences of feelings, convictions, or opinions ... read more
Commentary on Romans 3-4
Shall we turn in our Bibles now to Romans 3.
Paul has just told the Jews that having the law does not justify a person. It is the keeping of the law that justifies one. That uncircumcision really has no value in just the ritual itself. Circumcision has ... read more
Commentary on Romans 5-6
Shall we turn now in our Bibles to the fifth chapter of Romans.
Since chapter 3 Paul has been talking about justification by faith. How that God has declared me innocent because of my faith in Jesus Christ. Believing that He took my sin and died in my ... read more
Commentary on Romans 7
Romans chapter 7.
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) (Rom 7:1)
In other words, I am talking now to the Jews, and how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives. "Don't you realize," Paul said, "you that kno ... read more
Commentary on Romans 8
Let's turn to the eighth chapter of Romans. Fasten your seatbelts as we take off.
In the seventh chapter of the book of Romans, Paul has come to the realization that the law is spiritual. While he was a Pharisee he thought of the law as physical, inten ... read more
Commentary on Romans 9-10
Paul has just closed the eighth chapter of Romans in which he has taken us into the very peaks of the spiritual experiences that are ours in Christ Jesus. Showing us that we have this glorious place in the Lord where nothing can separate us from the love ... read more
Commentary on Ruth 1-4
Shall we turn now to the book of Ruth?
As we were studying the book of Judges last week, we pointed out that at the end of chapter sixteen, the end of the story of Samson, you actually came to the end of the history part of the book of Judges. What fol ... read more
Commentary on Song of Solomon
Tonight we want to look at the Song of Songs which is Solomon's. By the title it indicates that Solomon felt that this was the finest of the one thousand and five songs that he wrote. This is the excellency of the songs that he has written. Of the thousan ... read more
Commentary on Titus
Not much is known about Titus. Paul makes slight references to him in the Corinthian epistles. Outside of that we know very little about Titus, except what we can pick up in the book. Evidently he was a convert of Paul, as was Timothy, because he calls hi ... read more
Commentary on Zechariah 1-5
Shall we tonight now get into our study in the book of Zechariah beginning with chapter 1.
Now if you remember when we studied the book of Haggai last week, Haggai was dating his prophesies in the second year of Darius the king. His first prophecy was ... read more
Commentary on Zechariah 11-12
Tonight we have a fascinating area of scripture to cover. Pray the Lord will give me the gift of brevity. For we are surely getting into some exciting areas of biblical prophecy, as the Lord begins to speak of the events that will be transpiring in these ... read more
Commentary on Zechariah 13-14
And in that day (Zec 13:1)
"In that day, in that day." Here it is again, "in that day,"
there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and uncleanness (Zec 13:1).
Reminds us of that beautiful so ... read more
Commentary on Zechariah 6-10
Zechariah, chapter 6.
Now as we pointed out, the Lord gave to Zechariah ten visions. Visions are subject to interpretation. Oftentimes the meaning of them is rather veiled. And unless the Lord gives the interpretation, then speculation is really foolis ... read more
Commentary on Zephaniah & Haggai
Shall we turn now in our Bibles to the book of Zephaniah. The opening verse tells us that,
This is the word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, who was the son of Gedaliah, who was the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah ... read more
Compared to the Heavens...
Compared to the Heavens... What is Man?
One of the unfortunate by-products of our urbanized society with its resultant air pollution and bright lights is that we cannot see the heavens very clearly anymore. I think that everyone who lives in an urban area should get away to the desert or mounta ... read more
I. There is a spiritual conflict raging in the universe around us.
A. It is a war against good and evil.
1. The prize is the control of the minds of men.
2. Thus you are thrust into the battle, like it ... read more
Intro. This scripture is a prophecy and was fulfilled in the time of Judas
Maccabeus. Who with a small band of men, dedicated fully to God,
attacked and defeated the superior forces of Antiocus Epiphanies
over and ov ... read more