Posts from April 2014

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Defining Moments

by Ladd

Do you ever think that you are becoming forgetful? It seems that has been happening to me more and more. And it is not just the small things that I forget like forgetting where I’ve placed the keys or my slippers. I am forgetting, at least for me, important things like what I was going […]

Which Side of the “Law” Are You On?

by Ladd

Keeping the law can’t save you. The law method regarding salvation never leads to satisfaction and success. Over the weekend I was with a group of fellow Christians and we started discussing the law and whether or not a Christian was capable of keeping it to the degree that God required. It soon became apparent […]

Plain Word of God – Nothing More, Nothing Less

by Ladd

Hermeneutics are the basic principles on how we interpret and study the Bible. These hermeneutics are foundational to understanding the texts of the Scripture in a cohesive and intelligent way. The problem numerous Christians get into when studying the Bible is they don’t have an understanding of the clear rules that apply to Bible study […]


by Ladd

Jesus had fed the five thousand men plus their families and had retreated to the other side of the Sea of Galilee when many of those he had fed through the miracle multiplying the fish and loaves caught up to Him. Jesus knew that they had come looking for Him because they wanted more handouts […]

Back to the Garden

by Ladd

Twice a year our Bible Study groups get together for a fellowship meal and three hours of intensive study. The last time we met we delved into what the Parables told us about God’s grace. This May we will be studying grace in the book of Genesis. As I’ve been preparing for the Sunday afternoon […]

The Empty Tomb

by Ladd

John 20      Mary                                                              (from Ruth’s “Times Like This” CD) 1. Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2. So she […]

A Case for the Resurrection

by Ladd

Jesus predicted a number of times that He would have to die and then be resurrected, but the disciples never seemed to grasp the significance of what He was telling them. “And He began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief […]

Burst of Hope!

by Ladd

What a bust! Ruth set the alarm but we were awake long before four-o’clock so we wouldn’t miss the blood moon phenomena. All evening that golden moon hung over the bay casting gorgeous light across the water and shoreline. Then the clouds moved in. Over the next two hours we did get occasional glimpses of […]

Humble Yourselve Before God

by Ladd

If you want to see the plan of God’s redemption played out just read the story of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33. Here is the story of a King, “who did evil in the sight of the Lord,” and led the entire nation of Judah into rebellion and sin against God. He ended up in […]

Honesty and the Word of God

by Ladd

Wednesday’s Bible Study was one of those magical times when everything you’ve planned for the evening gets pushed aside and the Holy Spirit takes over. We started out talking about the work of the Holy Spirit in teaching and leading us in our study of the Bible and the next thing you know that is […]