Author: eklose

Food, Water, and Shelter

Isaiah 49:10 ” They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them .” Food, water and shelter are the three basic necessities to sustain human life. In the same way, we need…
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September 22, 2016 0

Oh, to be like Stephen!

“Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God ” (Acts 7:56). One of my favorite passages in all scripture is the story of Stephen in Acts, chapter 7. I want to be like Stephen. I pray that God would grow me into a disciple like Stephen.…
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August 11, 2016 0

Thank Goodness We Don’t Get What We Deserve

“Why can’t God be fair?” That question just makes me cringe, but it’s a question that I hear so often and I remember when my Pastor said something about this very same question. He said something that upon first hearing makes sense and makes you say, “Oh, yeah, thank goodness!” But when you think about…
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August 8, 2016 0

Tuned for His Use

“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” (Matthew 25:23). How would you like to hear that from Jesus? How would you like to hear that He is…
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July 17, 2016 0

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 If there is ever a gift to remember and to be thankful for – it is the birth of Jesus, only to be superseded by His death and resurrection.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