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Whether you are having a good day, a tough day, or are somewhere in-between, daily we need truth and the hope of Christ. Eastminster desires to share the hope of Christ with you through daily devotionals where devotions make Christ and the Bible relevant to your everyday life.

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Arise, You People 

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Scripture: “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; everything has become new! All is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, […]

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Hope in Times of Crisis and Injustice

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Scripture: “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14 We are living in a time of crisis and injustice. If you […]

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The Secret to Catching Fireflies

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Scripture: “You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness.” – Psalm 18:28 During the summer months, my son Caleb’s and my favorite thing to do in the evening is catching fireflies. We enjoy seeing who can catch the most, and then we release them. One night, I had only managed […]

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What Do You Ask For?

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Scripture: “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV) I write this devotional as I sit in the pew of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal. No matter where I am in life, what I’ve been doing, or how […]

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What Cross Have You Taken Up?

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Scripture: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” – Luke 9:23 As a lawyer, I am required to choose my words carefully with their exact meaning clearly in mind. In a contract or will, an ill-chosen word may have dire, unintended consequences to a client. […]

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Unselfish Giving

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Scripture: “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell […]

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To Wrestle or Reconcile?  Lessons From Joseph at VBS

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Scripture: “Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, ‘Send everyone away from me.’ So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. […]

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A Lesson in Trust

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Scripture: “My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love.” – 1 John 4: […]

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Gaining Strength Through Struggles

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Scripture: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Throughout our lives, we all experience obstacles that we have to overcome. Sometimes it feels like these obstacles are helping us grow, and sometimes it feels like […]

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David Versus Goliath

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Scripture: “A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened.” – John 6:18-19 This week I witnessed a battle in my backyard. A Cooper’s Hawk, which weighs about 1.2 pounds (wingspan 29-35”), […]

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