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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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Exodus 23:20
      "THE PRINCIPLES OF CONQUEST Intro: History of Israel typical history. I Cor. 10. Written for examples that we might be admonished, lest we also perish in the wilderness. Heb. 4; Admonished to enter into God's rest. I. THE CHRISTIAN L ... read more

Exodus 23:27
      "THE PRINCIPLES OF VICTORY" Intro: Typical history. Egypt represents bondage to flesh. Wilderness struggle with the flesh. Rom. 7, Gal, 5. Promised land victory over, the conquering of the flesh. I. THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING GOD'S PRINCIPLES ... read more

Exodus 23:30
      "GOD'S METHOD OF VICTORY" Intro: The history of the children of Israel coming out of Egypt into promised land typical history. Egypt type of world, etc. -"These things happened unto them as examples." In dealing with them God revealed c ... read more

Exodus 33:12
      Intro: The children of Israel have broken God's law. The golden calf. Moses prayer. I. GOD'S RESPONSE TO MOSES. A. "Depart with these people that you have led out of Egypt, and go into the land." 1. God is not acknowledging th ... read more

Exodus 33:14
      "GOD'S GUIDING PRESENCE" Intro: Moses is interceding for people after golden calf. Verse 2. God promises to send an angel with them to bring them into the land. Moses argues he doesn't want any substitute angel he doesn't know, He wants ... read more

Exodus 3:1
      "WHO AM I" Intro: God's watchful care over His people, "I have seen, etc." I. WHEN DID HE ASK THE QUESTION. A. After forty years of herding sheet In the desert regions of Median. B. Forty years earlier he would not have asked the ... read more

Exodus 3:11
      "WHO AM I?" Intro: We hear much talk today of "identity crisis." There is a great attempt to bring people to a consciousness of themselves as persons rather than a role player. You are not a wife or mother first, you are a person first. ... read more

Exodus 3:7
      "I SEE, I HEAR, I KNOW" Intro: Laugh and the world laughs with you. The place of affliction and sorrow often lonely. Doesn't anybody care? I. I HAVE SURELY SEEN THE AFFLICTION OF MY PEOPLE. A. Nothing is hid from the gaze of God. "E ... read more

Exodus 6:6
      "GOD'S I WILLS" Intro: The difference between I will and I shall. Moses first attempt to deliver the people a disaster. I. "I WILL BRING OUT FROM UNDER THE BURDENS OF EGYPT." A. These things all happened as examples. ... read more

Exodus 8:25
      Intro: Egypt a type of the world - Pharaoh of Satan-Israel of the church. Satan sees to lead into compromise experiences short of full surrender. I. GO YE SACRIFICE TO GOD IN THE LAND. A. Believe in God and remain in the world. ... read more

Exodus 9:27
      "CONFESSION OF SIN" I. HARDENED SINNER IN TERROR "I HAVE SINNED." A. Why the confession? 1. Thunder & hail, fire running along ground. 2. How many similar confessions elicited from calamity. ... read more

Ezekiel 11:19
       A New Heart Intro. In the first part of the chapter Ezekiel is prophesying of the coming destruction of Jerusalem and the scattering of the people into all of the world. He then addresses his message to those who have been scatte ... read more

Ezekiel 13:10
      False Prophets I. The marks of a false prophet. A. They lead people into a false sense of security. 1. Here they were saying peace, when war and desolation had been determined by the Lord. ... read more

Ezekiel 14:1
      "IDOLATRY" Intro: An idol is a representative of an ideal or master passion which, when possessed or worshipped, shows acknowledgment as that person's god. I. "THESE MEN HAVE SET UP IDOLS IN THEIR HEARTS." A. This is where i ... read more

Ezekiel 16:14
      The Beauty of the Lord Intro. God is tracing His work on the nation of Israel. He took her from nothing and made of her a beautiful and strong nation. His complaint is that when she became beautiful, others began to court her, and ... read more

Ezekiel 16:8
      "PERFECTION OF BEAUTY" Intro: In this chapter, God speaks of how He took an outcast Bedouin family and made them a strong, beautiful nation. It was just a foreshadow of what He was to do for His church. I. REMEMBER HOW WE WERE WHEN G ... read more

Ezekiel 18:29
      The Ways of God I. The accusation against God. "The ways of the Lord are not equal." or God is not fair. A. There was a proverb that was being repeated very often that declared "The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the child ... read more

Ezekiel 18:30
      I. "THEREFORE I WILL JUDGE YOU." A. The highest court of the Universe. 1. Carl Chessman trickery, maneuvering. 2. No appeal beyond. B. I will. 1. Judgment is yet future. ... read more

Ezekiel 18:4
      "ALL SOULS ARE MINE" Intro: God has made a claim on you. This declaration from God came in response to the proverb by which they were seeking to blame their fathers for their captivity. I. EVERY SOUL HAS A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WI ... read more

Ezekiel 20:41
       Accepted in the Beloved I. The situation: The elders of Israel had come to Ezekiel to inquire of the Lord for them, but God would not accept them. A. The reason for His rejecting them. 1. The horrible abominations of thei ... read more

Ezekiel 21:26
      The King is Coming I. God is announcing the end of the kingdom of Israel. "Remove the diadem, and take off the crown." A. God had promised to David that He would establish the throne of his kingdom forever. IISam.7:16 ... read more

Ezekiel 22:30
      "GOD WANTS YOU" Intro: Old recruiting signs, "Uncle Sam wants you." God is always seeking to recruit for His service. God is plenteous in mercy - slow to judgment. The last thing God wants to do is judgment. Yet because He is r ... read more

Ezekiel 24:14
      I. "WHAT GOD HAS SPOKEN SHALL COME TO PASS." A. Many places God assures the certainty of His Word. 1. Consistent with logic - for as God He is: a. All knowing - past, present, future. ... read more

Ezekiel 26
      The Destruction of Tyre I. The predictions. A. Many nations were predicted to participate in the destruction of Tyre. Vs. 3 B. Walls and towers to be destroyed, the stones, timbers, and dust to be laid in the m ... read more

Ezekiel 26:14
      "GOD HAS SPOKEN" Intro: Many have claimed divine inspiration. "The Lord showed me, the Lord told me." If the infinite God has spoken to finite man, we ought to take heed. I. HOW CAN WE KNOW THAT GOD HAS SPOKEN? A. It is not ... read more

Ezekiel 26:3
      "THE SURE WORD OF JEHOVAH" I. THE PROPHESY AGAINST TYRE. A. To be conquered by more than one nation. verse 3. B. Nebuchadnezzar would be first to conquer. 1. Notice the details given of the battle. C. Nebucha ... read more

Ezekiel 28:1
       Am I A God? I. The Historic setting. A. The city of Tyre was one of the most beautiful and richest cities in the world. 1. The king of Tyre was very wise and a shrewd business man who had incr ... read more

Ezekiel 30:6
       A Broken Crutch I. The need for a crutch. A. Judah was facing a situation in which they knew they could not stand, the Babylonian forces were superior to theirs, thus they knew that they would surely fall. ... read more

Ezekiel 33:17
      The Equal Ways of God I. This is an oft repeated accusation against God. A. It began in the Garden of Eden. 1. Satan had suggested to Eve, that God was trying to hold back something good from man to protect ... read more

Ezekiel 34:23
      "THE GOOD SHEPHERD" I. ANALOGIES OF THE SHEPHERD WITH THE FLOCK ARE COMMON IN THE BIBLE. A. David made many allusions to the people as the flock of God. 1. Psalm 23 has become a classic. 2. Psalm 100 another c ... read more

Ezekiel 34:30
      "A CALL TO THE FLOCK" Intro: God's blessing and goodness. The nature of human or material is to deteriorate. "Having begun in the Spirit..." I. THE PROFESSION OF THE FLOCK. A. Jehovah is our God. 1. He is the only t ... read more

Ezekiel 36
      "THE CURRENT MID-EAST CRISIS" I. GOD FIRST OF ALL PROMISED TO BRING HIS PEOPLE FROM AMONG THE HEATHEN AND BACK INTO THEIR OWN LAND. A. Great agricultural projects. B. Great rebuilding. II. HE PROMISED TO MAKE THEM A NATION AGAI ... read more

Ezekiel 36:27
      "THE NECESSITY OF THE SPIRIT'S WORK" Intro: Nothing that God does is unnecessary. None of His promises are unnecessary. The work of the Holy Spirit is necessary if we are to be saved. I. REMEMBER WHAT MAN IS BY NATURE - "DEAD" IN TRE ... read more

Ezekiel 36:36
      "2,554 YEARS AGO" I. THE SETTING. A. Israel must be re-gathered into her land. 1. They are to be one nation not two. 2. They are to build the waste places. 3. They are to plant the desolate pl ... read more

Ezekiel 37
      "THE COMING WAR" Intro: Prophesy is history spelled out in advance. Ezekiel wrote these things 2,558 years ago. I. THE TIME OF THEIR FULFILLMENT. A. Vs.8 - Latter years. B. Vs.l6 - Latter days. C. What is meant by ... read more

Ezekiel 37:24
      God's Tabernacle With Man I. The many promises God made with His people Israel. A. He would bring them into the land of Israel, and would place them in their own land. 1. About the turn of the century God began to ... read more

Ezekiel 38
      "THE COMING WAR" I. NECESSARY PRE-EXISTING FACTORS. A. Israel had to become a nation again. 1. God began giving details about this in chapter 34. 2. Chapter 36, He speaks of the agricultural developments. ... read more

Ezekiel 39:27
      "WHEN GOD POURS OUT HIS SPIRIT ON ISRAEL" I. THE TIME OF THIS PROPHECY. A. "When I have brought them again from the people and gathered them out of their enemies' lands..." 1. Or when Israel becomes a nation again. ... read more

Ezekiel 3:15
       Understanding, The Key To Compassion I. Ezekiel's call to the ministry. Vs.11 A. The importance of the call of God. 1. Jesus said to His disciples, "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordain ... read more

Ezekiel 3:17
      "DELIVERING OUR SOULS" I. GOD'S CALL. vs. 17. A. Ezekiel called as a watchman to Israel. 1. He had a two-fold responsibility. a. To hear the word from God. b. To give that wor ... read more

Ezekiel 42:20
      "THE WALL OF SEPARATION" I. EZEKIEL IS HERE MEASURING THE WALL AROUND THE REBUILT TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM. A. The temple is to be rebuilt. 1. Desire of most orthodox Jews. 2. Many want to re-institute the sacr ... read more

Ezekiel 43:1
       The Restoration of Glory I. The presence of the glory of God. A. God created the nation of Israel. 1. They were to be a special people to whom God would reveal Himself and His law. 2. The ... read more

Ezekiel 44:1
      "THE COMING PRINCE" I. THE EVENTS THAT MUST PRECEDE HIS COMING. A. The rapture of the church - "...caught up to meet the Lord in the air." 1. "And when Christ who is our life shall appear." 2. "Beh ... read more

Ezekiel 44:17
      Worshipping the Lord I. Inspiration rather than perspiration. A. Perspiration speaks of expended energy of the flesh. 1. Jesus said to the woman of Samaria, "God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must w ... read more

Ezekiel 48:35
      The Lord Is There Intro. Ezekiel is seeking to describe the glory of the new city that will be adjacent to the Temple. The crowning glory is found in the name of the city which is "The Lord is there." or Jehovah Shammah. I. The omnipre ... read more

Ezekiel 6:9
      God's Broken Heart Intro. There used to be a song that became quite popular whose lyrics went, "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return." One of the saddest things you can ever experience ... read more

Ezekiel 8
      "TO EACH HIS OWN" I. THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR GUILT. A. Always seek to blame someone else. 1. "Adam, where art thou?"......"I heard You coming and I hid myself..." "Have you eat ... read more

Ezekiel 8:7
      "REDECORATING" Intro: Jerusalem must fall - she has forsaken God, the fountain of living water. Judgment is a difficult process - question of fairness. Especially to captives, hundreds of miles away in Babylon. So God took Ezeki ... read more

Ezekiel 9
       The Judgment of the Lord I. The certainty of the judgment. A. The wheels of justice grind slowly but exceedingly fine. 1. One of the characteristics of God is His patience or long-suffering. ... read more

Ezekiel 9:8
      Intro: Ezekiel's vision of slaughter in Jerusalem - "...and I was left." We have all had close brushes with death - another inch, a few more seconds. I. HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY YOU WERE LEFT? A. If you are not a Christian. ... read more

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