Author: eklose

Love is willing, sacrificial, and powerful!

Christmas is a celebration. If there is ever a gift to remember and to be thankful for – it is the birth of Jesus, only to be superseded by His death and resurrection.  Even if we stopped there, we would have mentioned every gift we actually need! With the coming of Jesus to earth, we…
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December 9, 2015 0

The Lord Provides Strength

Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Our days are never the same. Unlike the film Groundhog Day where the unfortunate character must live the same day over and over…
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August 4, 2014 0

Which will you choose?

Daniel 9:8-9 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; We are possessive individuals. We like to know what is ours, what actually belongs…
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July 21, 2014 0

The Power of Faith

Mark 2:3-5 “And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy…
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March 13, 2014 0

Live Like You Believe It

I have been stuck on the phrase, “live like you believe it,” for the past month or so. Our Sunday School lesson spoke to this truth so strongly this week, that I just had to share. James is a wonderful book. It is practical and it is clear. James 1:18-27 is a very clear passage…
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February 5, 2014 0

Trick or Treat

Tonight night is Halloween and millions of kids will be heading out, asking their neighbors, “trick or treat?” These days, everyone always gives out a treat and never waits for a trick. But that very question, trick or treat, also models our interactions with the world. Think about this for a minute. When we go…
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October 31, 2013 0

Serving is Loving

In Deuteronomy 10:12, we read, “What doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul?” That may seem like a long list of…
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September 10, 2013 0

Find Joy in Working for God

When I think of work, I wish I could tell you that I love it!  Unfortunately, work is one of those things in life we must deal with…unless we somehow receive a massive inheritance or are given enough money to live on without working.  Also, unfortunately, I am not one of those few people, thus,…
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September 2, 2013 0

Full of Faith and Power

Some of my favorite stories in all the Bible are those about Steven (Acts 6-8). I’d like to tell you one of those stories. We start in Acts 6.  It’s the beginning of the chapter and the Greeks are complaining because the physical needs of their widows were not being met (6:1). So the disciples…
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November 4, 2012 0

Holding Tightly to the Victories of the Lord

So often when we read passages in the Old Testament we wonder how they really apply to our lives.  We read stories of great example, but can these passages really be as life-changing as some of the others we read in God’s Word?  I believe they can.  Let’s take a look at a passage in…
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July 21, 2012 0