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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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Commentary on Genesis 15-18
      Now after these things (Gen 15:1) That is, after the battle against these kings, after the meeting of Melchizedek, after the refusal of taking the reward and so forth from the king of Sodom. the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 19-20
      Chapter nineteen of the book of Genesis deals with the destruction of the city of Sodom. The Lord came to Abraham and informed him of the fact that because of the wickedness of Sodom, it was necessary for the judgment of God to come. Abraham pleaded with ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 1:1-8
      Shall we now turn in our Bibles to Genesis chapter one, verse one? The word Genesis in Hebrew means "beginning." And so, it is "the book of the beginnings", and in Genesis we find the beginning of the universe, first of all, and then the beginning of t ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 1:9-31
      Now on the third day, God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters he called the Seas: and God saw ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 2-3
      Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 21-23
      Now the LORD visited Sarah as he had said (Gen 21:1), I like this. and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken (Gen 21:1). I like that, "as He had said, and as He had spoken." I've got that underlined that just sort of hit me. "The Lord visited ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 24-26
      And Abraham was old, and well-stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh (Gen 24:1-2): So Abraham is ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 27-28
      Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Genesis chapter twenty-seven? Now it came to pass, when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 29-31
      Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the people of the east. And he looked, behold there was a well in the field, and, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upo ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 32-36
      Shall we turn in our Bibles to Genesis chapter thirty-two? Now in the thirty-first chapter we had the parting of Laban, Jacob's uncle as he kisses his grandchildren goodbye, as he sets up the stone and as he gives a heavy-duty charge to Jacob saying, " ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 37-38
      Genesis chapter thirty-seven. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. And these are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers; and the lad was with ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 39-41
      Now we get back in chapter thirty-nine to the story again. This is just a little interlude and it is just sort of a parenthetical-kind of a thing thrown in and now we get back to Joseph. Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, a eunuch of Phara ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 4-5
      Lets turn to Genesis Chapter four. Adam and Eve have been expelled from the Garden of Eden because of their disobedience to God. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord (Gen 4:1). ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 42-46
      The Pharaoh in Egypt had had two dreams with similarities because they had one interpretation. The first dream involved the seven fat cows grazing by the river and seven lean cows rising up and eating up the fat cows and still being lean. And then a wheat ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 47-50
      Shall we turn in our Bibles now to the forty-seventh chapter of Genesis? Joseph has been sold by his brothers as a slave to the traders going to Egypt. In Egypt he is resold and purchased by a man named Potiphar who was the chief captain of the Pharaoh ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 6-7
      Chapter six. It came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took unto them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD ... read more

Commentary on Genesis 8-9
      The eighth chapter begins with the words, And God remembered Noah (Gen 8:1), Let me tell you this, God never forgot him. It is important that we realize that in the Bible, there are terms that are used for God that are anthropomorphic type terms; in ... read more

Commentary on Habakkuk
      Shall we turn at this time to the book of Habakkuk. Very little is known concerning the personal background of Habakkuk. Very little, nothing is known. We don't know really anything about his background. There are indications from the book itself that ... read more

Commentary on Hebrews 1-2
      Let's turn to the first chapter of Hebrews. There has been quite a bit of discussion as to the authorship of this book of Hebrews. And many different suggestions have been offered by different scholars. Needless to say, we don't know. There was no auto ... read more

Commentary on Hebrews 11
      Hebrews, chapter 11: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hbr 11:1). This is not so much a definition of faith as it is the declaration of what faith does. It is the substance of things that are hoped for. ... read more

Commentary on Hebrews 12-13
      Shall we turn now to Hebrews, chapter 12. Wherefore, seeing we are also compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses (Hbr 12:1), What this does not mean is that the Old Testament saints, which are spoken of in chapter 11, are sitting there in ... read more

Commentary on Hebrews 3-4
      Shall we turn in our Bibles now to Hebrews the third chapter. Wherefore, holy brethren (Hbr 3:1), The word wherefore immediately leads us back to that which is immediately preceding, and that is the declaration of the superiority of Jesus over the a ... read more

Commentary on Hebrews 5-6
      Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Hebrews 5 At the end of chapter 4, the author of Hebrews introduced the idea of Jesus being our great High Priest. "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, ... read more

Commentary on Hebrews 7-8
      Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Hebrews, the seventh chapter. In the book of Genesis, after Abraham and Lot had parted company, there was a confederation of five kings that conquered in the area where Lot lived, and took him captive and spoiled seve ... read more

Commentary on Hebrews 9-10
      Hebrews chapter 9. In the eighth chapter of the book of Hebrews, he makes mention of the prophecy in Jeremiah where God said that in those days He was going to make a new covenant with the people, not like the old covenant which was written on the tabl ... read more

Commentary on Hosea 1-4
      Now he tells us in the first verse during the time which he did prophesy. So immediately we realize that as he was prophesying, and his prophecy was essentially to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, but while he was prophesying to the Northern Kingdom of Isr ... read more

Commentary on Hosea 10-14
      Shall we turn to Hosea, chapter 10. It is God's purpose for our lives that we bring forth fruit. In Isaiah chapter 6 God likens the nation of Israel to a vineyard that was planted with good plants, that was hedged about, but yet failed to bring forth a ... read more

Commentary on Hosea 5-9
      Shall we begin tonight with chapter 5. In chapter 5, Hosea the prophet speaks for the Lord unto the priests and unto the princes of Israel, unto the house of the king. Hear ye this, O priests; hearken, you house of Israel; give ear, house of the kin ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 1-5
      Let's get into the book of Isaiah. The book of Isaiah is a marvelous book of prophecy. Of course, it is the longest book of prophecy in the Bible, and it would seem that God gave to Isaiah a clearer vision of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ than an ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 11-15
      Shall we turn to Isaiah, chapter 11, for the beginning of our study this evening. In the tenth chapter, the closing part of chapter 10 of Isaiah, and again, let me remind you that the chapter distinctions were made by men, not by the authors. But years ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 16-20
      Let's turn to Isaiah chapter 16 as we continue our study through the prophecy of Isaiah. Now, in these next few chapters that we are covering here in Isaiah, behind the scenes Assyria is arising as a strong powerful military force. Assyria with its cap ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 21-25
      Shall we turn to Isaiah, chapter 21. Isaiah begins this particular prophecy and addresses it to Babylon which was referred to as, The desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass (Isa 21:1) Or in the Negev. We call them sun devils out in Ar ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 26-30
      Shall we turn to Isaiah chapter 26 as we begin our study this evening. Now Isaiah 26 goes right along with Isaiah 25 because it declares, In that day (Isa 26:1) In what day? In the day that the things are transpiring that he wrote about in chapte ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 31-35
      Shall we turn in our Bibles to Isaiah 31. Now as a backdrop to these scriptures in Isaiah 31 is the impending invasion of Assyria. Assyria is the world-conquering power at the moment. Assyria has destroyed the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Assyria has de ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 36-40
      Shall we turn to Isaiah chapter 36. Last week as we completed the thirty-fifth chapter of the book of Isaiah, of course, we got into those glorious prophecies of the future Kingdom Age when Jesus Christ will be reigning over the earth, and how God is g ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 41-42
      In the forty-first chapter of Isaiah in the first part of the chapter, God begins His predictions concerning Cyrus who was not yet born. A man who was not to be born for a hundred and fifty years. But God begins to talk about him. How he's going to raise ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 43-45
      But yet, God is going to restore them. Chapter 43 gets in the restoration. But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. Whe ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 46-47
      Isaiah chapter 46. Now in Isaiah 46 we get a short contrast between God, the true and the living eternal God that created the heavens and the earth, and the false gods that these people were worshipping. And the tragic thing is these people were the Israe ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 48-50
      Now in chapter 48 God speaks about how that He is going to restore then under the Holy One, Jehovah's servant. And God is going to restore the house of Jacob. Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel (Isa 48:1), You are ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 51-52
      Tonight we have a marvelous study as we look at Isaiah, chapters 51-55, in which the prophet sees so clearly the suffering and the rejection of God's provision for man in sending His Son to die for our sins. In fact, these prophecies of Isaiah so clearly ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 53-55
      When men made chapter and verse divisions, they did make mistakes. The Word of God is divinely inspired; it's inerrant. But men, for the sake of helping us to find scriptures and to memorize passages, divided the Bible into chapter and verses. And it's a ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 56-60
      Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Isaiah 56. In Isaiah 55 the Lord speaks of this glorious everlasting salvation and the glories of His greatness, His power. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than yours, My thoughts than ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 6-10
      Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Isaiah, chapter 6, as Isaiah records for us his commissioning by God for his ministry. Now you remember in chapter 1 that Isaiah tells us that his time of prophecy extended through the kingdom or through the kings of Uzz ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 61-62
      Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Isaiah 61. We are told in the New Testament that the Old Testament prophets many times wrote of things that they did not really understand. Earnestly desiring, really, to look into these things, but they wrote as the ... read more

Commentary on Isaiah 63-66
      Now before the restoration, the day of God's wrath is coming, the Great Tribulation. This must precede it. And chapter 63, the first six verses go into the Great Tribulation period. And there are two questions that are asked and they are answered by the L ... read more

Commentary on James 1-2
      Let's turn to James chapter one. James introduces himself as the bondslave of God and of Jesus Christ. It's a title that most of the apostles delighted to take. Renouncing any claim for any rights, turning their lives over totally to God and to the lordsh ... read more

Commentary on James 3-5
      Let's turn to James chapter three. James first of all warns against a desire to teach the Word of God that would stem or emanate just from your own desire to be in front of people or whatever. My brethren, [he said,] be not many masters [or teachers] ( ... read more

Commentary on Jeremiah 1-2
      At this time shall we turn in our Bibles to the book of Jeremiah. About sixty years after Isaiah died, God called Jeremiah to what I feel must have been the hardest task any minister has ever been called upon to perform for the Lord. Jeremiah had to ov ... read more

Commentary on Jeremiah 11-15
      Shall we turn to Jeremiah the eleventh chapter as we continue our study through the book of Jeremiah. Chapter 11 begins a new section of the book, not a whole new division, but it's a new message, and Jeremiah is divided into many messages that the Lor ... read more

Commentary on Jeremiah 16-20
      Shall we turn now to Jeremiah 16. Now you remember that Jeremiah was just a young man when God called him to this prophetic ministry. And so in chapter 16: The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife, neither shalt tho ... read more

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