Posts from November 2013

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Persecution In India by Francis Chan

by Ladd
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We live in a world where many Christians face persecution every day. That persecution could be anything from the loss of a job, being shunned by the community, to outright physical abuse and in many cases death. The sad fact is that many of these Christians suffer alone and without hope from outside sources. We […]

Always Give Thanks

by Ladd
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“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints’ because of the hope laid up for you in Heaven.” Colossians 1:3-5a I love these verses because of the […]

No Shame, No Guilt

by Ladd
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Ed Hird, in his book Battle for the Soul of Canada gives us an interesting profile of Emperor Nero: “The teenaged Roman Emperor Nero started off in AD 57 as an idealistic reformer, banning capital punishment. He forbade killing in circus contests, emphasizing instead athletics, poetry, and theater. He reduced taxes and permitted slaves to […]

You Believe In God but…Do You Love Him?

by Ladd
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Most of us believe in God, but how many of us actually love God? It is a very important question for any Christian to answer. We might believe in God, much the same way a child believes in Santa Clause. God then becomes reduced to someone or something that dispenses great gifts to good Christians […]

Beyond Our Comprehension

by Ladd
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Ruth and I have decided to make the book of Ephesians the center of our Biblical studies this winter. There are so many good things in the book I can hardly wait to get down to business and start work on it. Last evening, for example, I was thinking about this verse, “Now to Him […]

Every Now and Then

by Ladd
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Every now and then you rediscover a verse in Scripture that makes you want to stand up and shout the praises of God to the whole world. While researching for our study in the book of James I ended up becoming reacquainted with Jeremiah 9:23 & 24 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise […]

God Is Big

by Ladd
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God is big. I could say God is very big, or gigantic or so huge that we can’t comprehend Him, but that would still be making God too small. God doesn’t fit into any boxes that we can make. When you look out beyond into space you become overwhelmed with the feeling of the smallness […]

God’s Timetable

by Ladd
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Have you ever come to a place in your life that you need to start over? That’s how I have been feeling lately in regards to prayer. I have always been a staunch believer in prayer and make prayer part of my daily routine. But, maybe that’s the first mistake, that I see prayer as […]

The World Around Us

by Ladd
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Last weekend we laid my Aunt Grace to rest. She led a gracious and joyous life, and I have yet to meet anyone who had a bad word to say about her. She also lived a life secure in her trust in the grace of God that would carry her through the good times as […]

Out of Curiosity

by Ladd
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Out of curiosity, mingled with a bit of wonder, a Pharisee by the name Nicodemus, one evening came looking to speak to Jesus and what Jesus told him was nothing like what he expected. Nicodemus was a well-established, authoritative leader of the Jewish people. He was well educated, steeped in theology and most importantly he […]