Jun 25, 2019

Welcome to the Renton Community Church Pastor's Blog, where we delve into various topics of faith and beliefs. In this post, we will explore the intriguing term 'Ebenezer' and its significance within our church community.

The Biblical Origins of Ebenezer

Derived from the Hebrew language, the term 'Ebenezer' can be found in the Old Testament of the Bible, specifically in the book of 1 Samuel. It is often mentioned in the context of memorial stones or monuments that served as a remembrance of God's faithfulness and deliverance.

The story behind Ebenezer can be traced back to the time when the Israelites were engaged in a battle against the Philistines. The Israelites, led by their prophet Samuel, cried out to God for help and guidance. In response, God granted them victory over their enemies.

As a way to commemorate this victorious occasion, Samuel took a stone and named it 'Ebenezer,' which means "stone of help." The purpose of this memorial was to serve as a reminder of God's faithfulness and the miraculous event that unfolded.

The Relevance of Ebenezer in Our Faith

At Renton Community Church, the concept of Ebenezer holds deep significance. Just as the Israelites used the stones to remember the Lord's faithfulness, we, too, utilize this symbol as a reminder of God's goodness and provision in our lives.

The Ebenezer stones serve as a physical representation of the intangible aspects of our faith. They remind us of the answered prayers, the moments of divine intervention, and the times when God's guidance led us through difficult circumstances.

By having Ebenezer stones placed within our church and throughout our community, we create an atmosphere where individuals can reflect, worship, and praise God for His unchanging love and faithfulness.

Ebenezer Stones as a Spiritual Practice

At Renton Community Church, we emphasize the spiritual practice of creating personal Ebenezer stones. These stones can be physical objects or even metaphorical reminders that help us stay connected to our faith and grounded in God's promises.

When we encounter challenges or doubts, we can look upon our Ebenezer stones as a source of encouragement and hope. They serve as a testament to God's faithfulness and remind us that we are not alone in our journey.

Aside from individual Ebenezer stones, we also encourage our congregation to gather together and build communal Ebenezer monuments. These shared testimonies demonstrate the power of collective faith and inspire others to seek a deeper relationship with God.


In conclusion, 'Ebenezer' is not merely a term but a profound symbol of our faith and beliefs at Renton Community Church. Rooted in biblical origins, Ebenezer stones serve as reminders of God's faithfulness, offering hope, encouragement, and a testament to the power of prayer.

By incorporating the practice of creating personal and communal Ebenezer stones, we build a community bonded by shared experiences of God's love and provision. Let us continue to embrace the significance of Ebenezer in our faith journey, trusting in God's unwavering presence and guidance.

Clinton Smorenburg
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Nov 20, 2023
Matt Curwood
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Oct 6, 2023
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Sep 18, 2023
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Mar 12, 2023
Mike Gioja
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Feb 7, 2023
Aaron Mann
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Sep 15, 2022
Alex Afsari
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Sep 12, 2022
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Aug 27, 2022
Raghava Karteek
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May 3, 2022
Diane Luo
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Feb 16, 2022
Michael Carrero
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Feb 16, 2022
Ruben Gamez
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Dec 25, 2021
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Nov 3, 2021
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Oct 31, 2021
Kenneth Judkowitz
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Oct 24, 2021
Kathy Drengler
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Oct 14, 2021
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Jul 15, 2021
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Apr 18, 2021
Ander Name
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Apr 17, 2021
Rose Winter
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Feb 13, 2021
Otis Eversole
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Dec 22, 2020
Mark Recny
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Nov 22, 2020
Richard Kestenbaum
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Nov 9, 2020
Rein Andre
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Oct 6, 2020
Iman Al-Yamani
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Aug 2, 2020
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Jul 18, 2020
Joe Williams
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Nov 23, 2019
David Marrone
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Nov 4, 2019
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Nov 4, 2019
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Oct 12, 2019
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Oct 7, 2019
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Sep 24, 2019