Posts from August 2013

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Cut to the Heart

by Ladd

Peter had preached a dynamic sermon under the power and direction of the Holy Spirit, and the result was according to Acts 2:41, “those who accepted the message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” So, Peter preaches, the Holy Spirit convicts then the people are baptized and become […]

Just Asking…

by Ladd

I was sitting on my back deck talking to some friends when someone asked, “Why should I go to church? What is the point of it?” To my surprise no one had an answer including myself. We all know what church is suppose to be, a safe haven where we grow in our knowledge and […]

“My Grace is Sufficient”

by Ladd

Where does suffering come from? That has been the age-old question that has plagued us since the fall of Adam and Eve. A friend once complained to me that God was the cause of all her loneliness because He could change her condition in a moment and give her a husband. I always wondered how […]

Old Friends

by Ladd

Old Friends are precious commodities that never wear out, and should never be thrown away. No matter how long it’s been since you’ve last talked or gotten together, it doesn’t seem to matter when you reconnect. This week an old friend that I hadn’t seen in close to thirty years showed up on my doorstep. […]

Battered by the Storm

by Ladd

There’s a great story about Jesus and Peter in Matthew that gives us a wonderful insight into the grace of God. Jesus had just fed the five thousand and sent the disciples ahead of Him, by boat, to the other side of the lake while He went up into the hills to pray. When evening […]

Nailed to the Cross

by Ladd

Maybe the most important text in the New Testament that deals with victory in Christ is found in Colossians 2:13-15. “He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; He took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having […]

The Wisdom of Proverbs

by Ladd

If you have never read Proverbs then you are missing out on some of the most interesting and informative writings in the Bible. There is a lot of wisdom packed into the book, and if you take a few minutes out of your day to sit down and read in it, you will be deeply […]

One Simple Verse

by Ladd

Summer is slipping away so it’s important to take advantage of every day that the sun shines. Unfortunately, today is overcast, misty, and foggy and the weather forecast is for lots of rain. As a result, I’ve dedicated to catching up on my reading. I’ve spent most of the last few months studying commentaries on […]

Steadfast Love

by Ladd

David wrote, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life; thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; thy steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of thy […]

This I Know

by Ladd

God loves us unconditionally. He doesn’t just love us when we are good; He loves us all the time. Remember that song we use to sing as children? Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so, little ones to him belong, they are weak but He is strong  It’s true; the […]