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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Articles by Pastor Paul Krause:

Where Is the Lamb?

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Abraham offers up the son he loves : Genesis 22:1-19

Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him Read More

God’s Gift Giving

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Years ago in my hometown an elderly woman crafted new pairs of mittens for my brother, my sister, and me every Christmas. It wasn’t that this lady had forgotten what she had given us the year before. But she knew that the mittens she had made the previous year would likely wear out over the winter. She also knew that we children were still Read More


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That may not have been the exact word that the prophet Ananias spoke, but it does convey his incredulity at the Lord’s instruction.

There is none better to do mission work, to share the gospel of the Savior with Read More

 What comes to mind with the word Boston? Before the horrific event that occurred two months ago, a person may well have associated that city’s name with the Tea Party or the marathon or even the music group popular in the 70s and 80s. That was until April 15, 2013! Ever since then what people will associate Read More
“...Even though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in , as I live, says the Lord God, they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.” (Ezekiel 14:20)
What do Noah, Daniel, and Job have in common? Each was well known for his righteousness. We read that Read More

Love Your Enemies

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It has happened that in the process of pursuing a worthwhile goal something else happens which was also good. Several inventions have happened in such an "accidental" way. Play-Doh was initially marketed as wall-paper cleaner to get rid of soot from solid-fuel stoves. Post-It notes came about when one man who had concocted a "low-tack" adhesive Read More
As we read in the Gospel of Luke chapter 1, when the eighth day came for Zacharias and Elizabeth’s new baby boy to be circumcised, it was assumed that he would be given his father’s name,  according to the custom of the times.Such was not the case here—not even close! When Zacharias had been struck speechless for his unbelief regarding his Read More
Arguably, no image illustrates the essence of motherhood better than that of a mother and her newborn baby–for it is the birth of that child which marks a woman as a mother. Read More
By the time candidates for public office have thrown their names into the ring, they have already thought things through long and hard. They know from previous election cycles just what to expect on the campaign trail, especially when running for the presidency. Knowing what is ahead, they have to decide if they want to go forward in spite of Read More

Are we ready yet?

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Our family has never been good about leaving home–not to mention starting on time! It is certainly not for lack of practice. Living some 1,500 miles from “family” in the Midwest meant an almost-annual cross-country pilgrimage. But practice never did make perfect. When we had high hopes of leaving by 7:00 a.m., maybe 8:00 at the Read More