Author: eklose

Anointed With the Oil of Gladness

Hebrews 1:9 ” Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. ” True gladness, or joy and happiness in life, is possible only with a righteous life in the eyes of God. The writer of Hebrews describes Christ in this verse as…
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April 29, 2004 0

He Remembers

Malachi 3:13 – 16: “Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of…
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April 18, 2004 0

Life in God’s Vineyard

John 15:1-3 ” I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you .” Friends, You…
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March 14, 2004 0

Living a Balanced Life

Matthew 22: 37 – 40 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments…
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February 29, 2004 0

Choose You This Day

Deuteronomy 30:15 – 20 “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and…
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February 15, 2004 0

A New Name

Can you imagine? We are told in Genesis that God, our Father, created day and night, the son and the moon, the land and the sea, and all the stars. In Genesis 1:14, God created the stars “for signs and for seasons, and for days, and for years”. Do you stop often to look up…
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January 25, 2004 0

And on earth peace …

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14). This is what the heavenly host proclaimed to the shepherds to announce Christ’s arrival. Christmas is a time when “peace on earth” is proclaimed on the TV, on Christmas cards and on the paper we use to wrap presents.…
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December 21, 2003 0

A Faith Unfeigned …

1Timothy 1:5 “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” When I read the phrase “the end of the commandment”, it makes me think of the phrase “the fulfillment of the law”. Who was “the fulfillment of the law”? Jesus Christ…
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November 30, 2003 0

The Peace Christ Leaves with Us

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. There are times in our lives when the circumstances of life seem overwhelming, when from our homes to our nation it seems as…
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May 16, 2003 0