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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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Daniel 12
      "HOW LONG TILL THE END?" Intro: The Jewish people have endured great suffering and persecution. Many times they were conquered and subjugated by their ancient enemies. They were finally dispersed by the Assyrians and Babylonians ... read more

Daniel 12:2
      Shining as the Stars I. "And they that be wise" A. James asks in 3:13 "Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show it by the way he lives in good works in meekness of wisdom. 1. ... read more

Daniel 12:6
      "HOW LONG TILL THE END?" Intro: God had given prophetic insight into the future. Man's destiny was to become progressively worse, verse 1 Then the Lord spoke of the end when man's technology would be increased to allow him to f ... read more

Daniel 2:44
       The Coming Kingdom Intro. We have just elected a new president who has just completed the selections for his cabinet posts, and many people are looking to the government to provide jobs, health programs, a stronger economy, and c ... read more

Daniel 2:45
      "THE COMING KING" Intro: Nebuchadnezzar's troubling dream. I. THE REASON FOR THE DREAM vs .29. A. Lying on bed wondering what was to happen to all this, his kingdom. Il. THE DREAM ITSELF, THE GREAT IMAGE. A. Head of ... read more

Daniel 3:16
      "COMMITMENT" Intro: The story. I. THE VALUE OF COMMITMENT. A. It gives you the strength to go against the current. 1. Everyone had bowed to the image except three. 2. Paul spoke of the course or current of ... read more

Daniel 3:22
       With You In The Fire I. The Story of the three Hebrew children. A. The great image of gold in the plain of Dura. 1. The commandment to bow and worship the image. 2. The penalty for refusal was to be cast into ... read more

Daniel 4:34
      Learning Important Lessons the Hard Way I. There are important lessons we need to learn in life. A. God is determined that we should understand certain truths that He has set forth in His word. 1. These are the bas ... read more

Daniel 5:25
      Weighed In The Balances Intro. Belshazzar's great feast for a thousand of his lords. Under the influence of his wine he ordered the gold and silver vessels to be brought that had been removed from the Temple in Jerusalem, that the ... read more

Daniel 6:1
      DANIEL A MAN OF EXCELLENT SPIRIT Intro: Man is made up of body, soul, spirit. Not originally created in this order. Our mind is in the middle being ruled by body appetites or spiritual desires. I. "AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT WAS IN HIM" ... read more

Daniel 6:18
      Is Your God Able To Deliver? I. King Darius has just spent a miserable night. A. He realized that he had be hoodwinked by wicked men to condemn a man to death that he highly loved and respected, one who he was consideri ... read more

Daniel 6:3
      "THE EXCELLING SPIRIT" Intro: Another possible translation perhaps closer to the idea in the original Hebrew "because the spirit excelled in Him" He had discovered the true order of life. A spirit governed life. I. HOW WAS THIS SO? ... read more

Daniel 7:13
      Thy Kingdom Come I. Daniel's vision of the subsequent kingdoms of man. A. They are marked by violence and destruction. B. He sees in his vision a final world leader who blasphemes God and turns against the Jews who are cla ... read more

Daniel 8:27
      Doing the Kings Business Intro. In the first three verses of the chapter Daniel tells us that this vision came to him in the third year of Belshazzar's reign and that he was in Shushan in the province of Elam, known today as Iran. ... read more

Daniel 9:1
      The Prayer of Daniel I. The incentive for prayer. A. His understanding of the word of God. 1. Lev.26:33 "And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw a sword after you: and your land shall be ... read more

Daniel 9:22
      "THE MESSIAH THE PRINCE" Intro: God had promised the Jews a Messiah. Here is one of the most amazing prophesies of all when the Lord tells the very day the Messiah will come. I. THE NEED FOR A MESSIAH (Daniel was in prayer). ... read more

Daniel 9:25
      This Is The Day I. God's Promise of a special day. A. In the Psalm that we read this morning, "This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." 1. That is not just any beautiful morning t ... read more

Deuteronomy 11:18
      "SATURATED WITH THE WORD" I. THE EXHORTATION "THEREFORE SHALL YE LAY UP THESE MY WORDS." A. You never begin a thought with therefore; why should they lay up His Words in their heart? vs 14,15 1. God is now ready to bring them in ... read more

Deuteronomy 11:26
      "TAKE YOUR CHOICE" Intro: God loves you. Because He loves you, He desires to bless your life. His blessings must be consistent with His nature, i.e. He cannot bless evil. I. GOD SETS FORTH A BLESSING AND A CURSE. A. You can take you ... read more

Deuteronomy 11:27
      "TAKE YOUR CHOICE" Intro: God loves you and He desires to bless your life. His blessings must be consistent with His nature i.e. He cannot bless evil. I. GOD SETS BEFORE YOU A BLESSING AND A CURSE. A. This is true in a national, cor ... read more

Deuteronomy 18:13
      "WHAT DOES GOD WANT OF ME?" Intro: Assuming there is a God who created me and placed me over other creation, what does He want? I. QUESTION OF PRIMARY CONCERN AND INTEREST. A. Does life have a meaning or not - a purpose? ... read more

Deuteronomy 18:9
      "THE OCCULTIC REVOLUTION" Intro: This week a young man in his graduate studies for his Ph.D.. In Orange County boys and girls in grade school and Junior High call for spirit of Mary Worth in seances. A favorite party stunt is to conduct ... read more

Deuteronomy 1:6
      "THE LORD OUR GOD SPAKE TO US IN HOREB SAYING, YE HAVE DWELT IN THIS MOUNTAIN LONG ENOUGH." Intro: Sojourn in Horeb important, received law, they were a theocracy. There distance from God by sin yet nearness through sacrifice. They were a peop ... read more

Deuteronomy 2:3
      "TIME TO MOVE" Intro: There comes to each man of God a day when God says "lets move on" I can always respond to the challenge in two ways. I. "YE HAVE COMPASSED THIS MOUNTAIN LONG ENOUGH." A. They were going in circles for forty yea ... read more

Deuteronomy 30:11
      "THE CLOSENESS OF GOD" Intro: One of our greatest needs is to develop the awareness of God's closeness. We often think of heaven as far out in space, thus we think of God as far away. Not so, we are surrounded by God, you cannot escape ... read more

Deuteronomy 32:11
      "AS AN EAGLE" Intro: Moses a man familiar with wilderness, probably watched eagles many times. Daring figure to use of God, Warranted Ex. 19:4 "I bare you on eagles wings and brought you unto myself." This illus. teaches us the tender ... read more

Deuteronomy 32:3
      "HE IS THE ROCK" Intro: The Rock was considered as a place of refuge, a shelter, a place of defense. The conie. I. EVERY MAN HAS A ROCK (vs. 31.. A. That place of refuge or defense. 1. One of the most stupid put-dow ... read more

Deuteronomy 32:3
      "HE IS THE ROCK" Intro: The Rock was considered as a place of refuge, a shelter, a place of defense. The conie. I. EVERY MAN HAS A ROCK (vs. 31.. A. That place of refuge or defense. 1. One of the most stupid put-dow ... read more

Deuteronomy 32:35
      PSALM 73:18,19 I. DESTRUCTION IMPLIED. A. Implies always exposed to sudden destruction. 1. Prov. 29:1. 2. Cannot foresee future. B. Liable to fall of themselves. 1. Walking on ice. ... read more

Deuteronomy 33:27
      "FAITH THAT CANCELS FEAR" Intro: There are two fears that seem to constantly assail our souls. Fear of the future, fear of the present. Moses in these final talks has been encouraging them, "Fear not, be of good courage, be not dismayed ... read more

Deuteronomy 4:29
      BACKSLIDING Intro: "Ye did run well, what did hinder you"? "Thou has left thy first love" I. THE PROCESS OF BACKSLIDING vs. 25. A. "When . . . thou shalt corrupt yourself." 1. Self corruption is devotion to anything lower t ... read more

Deuteronomy 6:11
      "THE PERILS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE" Intro: There are circumstances that have inherent dangerous pitfalls, that we would do well to guard against. I. THE PERIL OF PROSPERITY vs 10,11. A. The danger is forgetting the Lord vs 12. ... read more

Deuteronomy 8:11
      "A TIME OF NATIONAL PERIL" I. GOD'S WARNING OF THE PERIL TO COME. A. We are sometimes prone to ignore God's warnings. 1. We feel they don't apply to us. 2. God never warns us needlessly. 3. Th ... read more

Deuteronomy 8:2
      I. REMEMBER PAST IN RELATION TO GOD. A. "How that God brought thee out of "Egypt". 1. Through old Test. constant reminders to people. (they had special origin) 2. Through N .T. constant reminders to our deliveran ... read more

Ecclesiastes 1:1
      "VANITY, VANITY, ALL IS VANITY" Intro: Solomon had forsaken the God of his father, he sought to find the answer for life in things. He completely indulged himself 2: 10, he ended in despair 2: 17. I. THE SEARCH FOR MEANING. A. A c ... read more

Ecclesiastes 1:13
      "LIFE UNER THE SUN" I. EMPTY AND FRUSTARATION. A. Man with knowing thirst. B. Various foundations. 1. Wisdom. 2. Pleasure. 3. Wine. 4. Great works. 5 ... read more

Ecclesiastes 1:14
      "LIFE UNDER THE SUN" This is life on the material plane. I. LIFE UNDER THE SUN. A. Observations made: 1. Labor is vain profit in it vs. 1:2. a. You labor all your life, sacrifice and deny yourself t ... read more

Ecclesiastes 2
      I JOHN 5:11 I. LIFE "UNDER THE SUN" IS LIFE ON THE HUMAN PLANE. A. Life on this plane is frustrating vexation of the spirit. 1. Man is conscious of an unfulfilled purpose. a. A desire to be? ... read more

Ecclesiastes 3:15
      "GOD REQUIRETH THAT WHICH IS PAST" I. OUR PAST IS FULL OF SIN. A. Many would like to forget past. B. Some try to reform for future. 1. Most generally find life too set in habit routine. C. Say contrary true. ... read more

Ecclesiastes 6:10
      "WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU" I. "NEITHER MAY HE CONTEND WITH HIM, THAT IS MIGHTIER THAN HE." A. People often find themselves in the position of contending with God. 1. Often because of adverse circumstances. ... read more

Ecclesiastes 8:11
      "IN THE FINAL END" Intro: Often life seems unfair, many good people suffer, many wicked people prosper. Often the forces of evil seem stronger than the forces of good. People seem to get by with evil. It's the final score that counts. ... read more

Esther 4:13
      "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS" I. GOD HAS A PLAN AND A PURPOSE FOR EACH LIFE. A. All of the events of the past preparation. 1. Vashtis' rebellion against kings order. 2. The edict to replace her. 3 ... read more

Esther 4:14
      "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS" I. GOD'S PURPOSES ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH HUMAN INSTRUMENTS. A. Threatened annihilation of Abraham's seed, before God's promise was fulfilled. 1. "Through thy seed shall all nations of world ... read more

Exodus 11:7
      "THE BIG DIFFERENCE" Intro: Many differences, yet many similarities Rom. "No differ." I. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAN OF THE WORLD AND THE CHRISTIAN. A. Unfortunately this difference not always obvious, but it should be. ... read more

Exodus 12:3
      "THE PASSOVER LAMB" Intro: The demand to Pharaoh, the plagues his hardened heart. I. THE FINAL PLAGUE, DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN. A. On the night of April 14th, God was going to pass through the land of Egypt. 1. The destroyer ... read more

Exodus 14
      "THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE" Intro: The movement and history of Israel was typical and to establish spiritual truth. I. Cor. 10. "These things are out example." Bondage and slavery in Egypt type of life in sin. I. THE PRESENT POSIT ... read more

Exodus 14:13
      "THE SALVATION OF THE LORD" Intro: God has afflicted the Egyptians with all the plagues, now after the death of the first born the Pharaoh in an emotional decision has ordered them to go. Now that he has had time to consider, he ordered ... read more

Exodus 14:15
      I. SOMETIMES ANSWER VERY WRONG. A. I was taught to as a child. 1. "Lord bless that which we are about..." 2. Memorized prayers have no value. 3. Repetition of phrase has no value. ... read more

Exodus 20:20
      "THE LAW OF THE LORD" Intro: "For the law came by Moses..." I. THE OCCASION OF THE GIVING OF THE LAW. A. Chapter 19: 3 - 8. 1. God reminds house of Jacob of what he did for them. a. "I bare you on e ... read more

Exodus 21:5
      "THE PIERCED EAR" I. A SLAVE. A. How one became a slave. 1. Captured nations. 2. Sold. 3. Kidnapped. 4. Born. B. Conditions of a slave. 1. Food, clot ... read more

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