Posts from March 2014

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No Sitting On the Fence!

by Ladd
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Joshua has come to the end of his days and he wants to give one last speech to the Children of Israel before he dies. He calls the tribes up to Shechem along with their elders, priests and judges and reminds them of all that God has done for them since He brought them out […]

Four Promises

by Ladd
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Joshua chapter one introduces us to the conquest of Canaan by the children of Israel. They had come up to the borders of the Promised Land forty years earlier but when they spied out the land they were convinced the nations of Canaan were too powerful for them so they refused to go forward. Now, […]

Smile…

by Ladd
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In April I have been asked to do a weekend study on the power of prayer so I have been busy gathering up illustrations for the series. In the course of my studies I’ve come across a few humorous illustrations that I thought you might enjoy. So here are a few of the ones I […]

Jesus Explains … AGAIN!

by Ladd
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“When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here? Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not labor for the food which perishes, […]

What Has Become of Our Culture?

by Ladd
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Iraq is in the process of drafting a new law that legalizes marrying little girls that are eleven years old. And if that isn’t despicable enough they have decided that no man’s wife is ever under any circumstances to reject his advances for sex. The husband is able to rape his wife if she says […]

Are You Free or Freed?

by Ladd
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One of the mistakes we make as Christians is believing that we are a free people. The truth, however, is not that we are a free people, but that we are a freed people. In the prologue to the Ten Commandments God reveals, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the […]

Put Away the Old…

by Ladd
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Last post we looked at the first two of the four imperatives of Christian spirituality that are found in Colossians 3:1-8 Paul began by encouraging the church to “seek the things above,” and then to, “set your mind,” on the things from above. The first imperative is a call to have a personal devotion to […]

Wondrous Transforming Power of God

by Ladd
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“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who […]

Growing Together In Our Spiritual Journey

by Ladd
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Day eight for my cold and this is the first day that I feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel. I went to the doctor Tuesday and he pronounced me to have a viral infection that will just have to run its course. He did inform me, however, that even after […]

Deeper Students of Scripture

by Ladd
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I’ve been sick now for close to a week with a cold that has moved down into my lungs. Since I can’t stop coughing I spend the night hours reading theology on the Internet. If you want to listen to some amazing podcasts I couldn’t encourage you more than to go to the White Horse […]