Posts from May 2014

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What a Crazy World We Live In!

by Ladd

What a crazy world we live in.  34-year-old Pastor Saeed Abedini who is serving an eight-year prison sentence in Iran, because of his Christian faith, has been in hospital the last two months recovering from severe beatings he received while in prison. On his way back from prison according to the American Center for Law […]

Come to the Throne of Grace with Confidence!

by Ladd

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just […]

What Does Jesus Look Like?

by Ladd

Have you ever wondered what Jesus may have looked like? Here in the west we picture Jesus with the traditional long hair and blue eyes of the Sunday school classroom. I even had a great aunt who swore that Jesus had a brush cut and under no circumstances would have sported a beard. And if […]

Irretrievable and Gone Forever!

by Ladd

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Isaiah 43:25 What good news. God has an amazing ability to not only forgive us of our sins, but also to never remember them again. How often Satan beats us up by bringing to our […]

Pastor Saeed Abedini

by Ladd

AMERICAN PASTOR IMPRISONED IN IRAN BEATEN IN HOSPITAL IN FRONT OF FAMILY Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in Iran in 2012 while on an excursion to build a secular orphanage. He has been under Iranian custody ever since and has experienced beatings so severe Iranian authorities moved him to a hospital in March. This week, […]

Rejoice IN the Lord Always

by Ladd

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your […]

A Red-letter Day

by Ladd

Sunday afternoon was a red-letter day for me. The Tuesday and Wednesday Bible study groups got together to worship God in praise, song, prayer, fellowship and study of His Word. For me it is a wonderful privilege to be part of this group of Christians who are honestly seeking a deeper relationship with God. For […]

Suffering In the Darkness

by Ladd

Hussein was a drug addict in Iran when he became a Christian. With his conversion everything changed. He cleaned up his life through the working of the Holy Spirit and became a leader in the underground church. He became friends with a young pastor and his wife who allowed him to accompany them in their […]

Jesus Died Needlessly!

by Ladd

I knew that would get your attention. Donald McCullough wrote, “Grace means that in the middle of our struggle the referee blows the whistle and announces the end of the game. We are declared winners and sent to the showers. It’s over for all huffing, puffing piety to earn God’s favor; its over for all […]

Invaded By Grace

by Ladd

“You my brothers were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “ Galatians 5:13, 14 Verse 13 divides nicely into three parts; the call to liberty, […]