Posts from January 2014

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When the Water Stirred

by Ladd
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“Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie – the blind, the lame, the […]

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep…

by Ladd
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I find that it is harder to get a good nights sleep than I am use to. I am one of those fortunate people who is asleep almost before my head hits the pillow. Lately, however, that’s not the case. By three o’clock or so I am wide-awake and can’t get back to sleep. People […]

Unity In Christ

by Ladd
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Saturday I spent an interesting and fun evening with friends at a neighbor’s home. This is something we try to do every month or so and involves quite an eclectic bunch of people. We are loosely drawn together by our friendship with the host couple and the fact that we all have an interest in […]

A Greater Wisdom

by Ladd
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The last couple of posts we have been talking about David and the giant in his life called Goliath. We noticed that the difference between David and Saul’s army was how they looked at the eight foot giant. The soldiers of the Israelite army only saw how small they were in comparison with how huge […]

A Formidable Foe

by Ladd
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In the last post we were looking at the story of David and Goliath, and in this post we are going to look at the practical way of killing giants in our lives. Before I do that, however, there are a couple of aspects of the confrontation between Israel and Goliath that we would do […]

Facing Your Giant

by Ladd
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The other night at our Tuesday evening Bible study my friend Bob mentioned something that I can’t stop thinking about. We were discussing an issue in the Gospel of John when Bob mentioned that all too often in our lives we try to do the leading and ask God to follow us instead of letting […]

A Little Thing Like the Tongue

by Ladd
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For our study on James we have been looking at how faith and words go together. He makes it very clear that a Christian, and especially teachers of the Bible, need to be conscious of what they say. “Let not many of you become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach shall […]

The Source of Life

by Ladd
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Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 Leon Morris in his commentary on the verse says the following, “Jesus is Himself the way. He not only shows men the way (i.e. by revealing it), but He is the way […]

It Was a Good Year!

by Ladd
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Those who follow this blog might be interested to know that thebeggardanced.com has been operational now for one year. It seems hard to believe that one morning I woke up with the impression that I was to start a blog, and through much prayer, the help of my wife Ruth and friend Cindy this blog […]

Being “In Christ”

by Ladd
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It’s another snowy cold day in our little town so Ruth and I hauled out a DVD on Ephesians by Charles Price of the People’s Church in Toronto. Every talk I have ever heard Pastor Price give has been a blessing, and this study on Ephesians is no exception. It is part four of a […]