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Louis J Locke
Interests: Our dogs, JR & Joy; fly fishing & camping; golf; love spending time with the family.
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In my reading in the Book of Revelation this morning, I was struck by the ‘forever and ever’ statements concerning the eternal destiny of the devil, and the eternal destiny of those who by grace have been saved and have believed and received the life of God in Jesus Christ,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Verses in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians have been a source of comfort and strength to me, as well as providing context for ministering to others in difficult situations. Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of these verses in The Message, gives us a precious look at the depth and power of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
One of the key principles that Jesus teaches us in the Lord’s prayer is to seek God’s will and reign for our lives and not our own – “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”(Luke 11:2). This can be a tough one for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” This is a familiar scripture, powerful in truth and penetrating to the very depths of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Hot August days and hot August nights… we are experiencing them. It can be a challenge to keep lawns and gardens from damage from the heat. Adequate watering is essential for continued growth and health. It’s also important to make sure that the sprinklers aren’t damaged and are providing adequate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
There is a transforming power that can be experienced as we pray – that power is the very presence of God. Faith can be strengthened and worship can replace worry, as we pray. Psalm 28 is an example of such a time in David’s life. The psalm/prayer begins with a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
One afternoon a few weeks ago, Peggy walked out of our house and into the garage to get something. As she did, she saw something on the floor that she didn’t recognize. She walked closer to it, thinking it looked a bit like a something one of the dogs could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Last Sunday I brought a message entitled ‘Father’s Day Thoughts.’ After talking about Bible verses that give us wisdom to help us be good fathers, I asked the congregation for thoughts on ‘fathering grown children,’ this is when it really got good. Below are some of the comments: * Tell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
As believers, followers and disciples of Jesus Christ, we have the awesome opportunity to be people thru whom Jesus’ life is lived and seen. Jesus is alive! He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and alive thru the Holy Spirit in our lives. We are being transformed... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Possibly you heard about the Wednesday morning car chase through downtown Carson City. Some of the reporting by the Nevada Appeal gave these details: The chase started on Spooner Summit after NHP attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect then took off down Spooner and into Carson City. Carson City... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Jesus and His resurrection was the message of the early church – “And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33), and “Paul preached to them Jesus and the resurrection” (Acts 17:18). Later in New... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
I took a picture last Wednesday afternoon as the clouds moved across the sky and the sun made a welcome appearance. As I looked at the rainbow stretching it's beautiful arc over Carson City... I thought about... Rainbows and rain... Rain can be dreary... Rainbows are beautiful. It's when the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
I pray you are developing and continuing in a pattern of Bible devotional reading and study which will lead to spiritual nourishing and strengthening in your life. The Word of God has been given to us as the most basic ingredient for our spiritual growth, and regular reading and consistent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath? Luke 14 records a time when Jesus was dining at the house of a Pharisee. There was a man there that had dropsy... Jesus then proposed this question to the lawyers and the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
In my devotional reading recently, my heart was deeply moved again by the evidence of God’s amazing love for His people, even when they were seriously misbehaving and rebelling against Him… Nehemiah 9 records… But they and our fathers acted proudly, hardened their necks, and did not heed Your (God’s)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord ~ Psalm 150:6 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. ~ Psalm 33:1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. ~... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. ~... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Last Sunday we studied much of Luke 9 and gleaned some lessons Jesus was teaching His disciples. One lesson that is very impactful is the lesson on the heart of God toward people. Luke 9:52-56 tells us… Jesus sent His disciples to a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 29:11 Have you ever had an unplanned encounter with a person you haven’t seen for some time, and when you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Two of the simplest yet most profound verses in the Bible are found in chapter one of the Gospel of John. They are verse 1 and verse 14, and say, speaking of Jesus Christ… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
To obey is better than sacrifice. ~ 1Samuel 15:22 Many are familiar with this scripture, but let’s take a look at the context. The prophet Samuel came to King Saul with some clear words of direction from God. He was to totally destroy Amalek and all that belonged to him... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. (Isa 7:14) A prophesy of Isaiah, given over 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, telling of a sign from God Himself, of a miracle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
The Magnificat, also know as ‘The Song of Mary’ is found in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:46-55). Mary’s heart overflowed with song as her faith intensified. She had traveled to be with her relative Elizabeth who spoke to her of God’s miraculous working in bringing life where there had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
Tear Down or Build Up? One of the things that I tire of in political seasons is the constant criticizing and tearing down that goes on between candidates, especially in the Presidential race. People often ask why there is so much of this negativism and ‘dirt’ in politics… and the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Living the Life Jesus Gives
When we are ‘Old and Grey’ As I read this Psalm the other day, I thought about myself and other's who 'qualify' to be included in close association with these verses... O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
 And even when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Living the Life Jesus Gives