Posts from August 2014

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God’s Steadfast Love

by Ladd

“Paul an apostle, not from human beings neither through human beings, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead, and all the brothers with me, to the churches of Galatia. May grace and peace be yours from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for […]

How do we have peace with God?

by Ladd

“Therefore since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2 A great many people long to have peace with God. They […]

“Beware when you read Romans. Anything can happen.” F.F. Bruce

by Ladd

The great New Testament scholar F.F. Bruce stated, “Beware when you read Romans. Anything can happen.” If we stop to think about it, Romans has sparked every great revival within the Christian church. Augustine, Wesley, Calvin and Luther come to mind as men who, not only had their personal lives transformed by their encounter with […]

The Simple Truth

by Ladd

The Pharisees had everything under control in their lives. They were moral and upright in all their dealings with people. They kept all the laws that swirled around the commandments of God and the traditions of their religion. They observed judiciously all the ceremonies and rituals of Judaism. The Pharisees could walk with their heads […]

What Must We Believe?

by Ladd

“But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, […]

God’s Righteousness ~ it literally takes your breath away!

by Ladd

“For in the Gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith, from first to last, just as it is written; ‘The righteous will live by faith.’ ” Romans 1:17 Many commentators consider verse 17 as the key to understanding Romans, and it has been argued that all the rest of […]

Romans Is a Book of Freedom

by Ladd

The book of Romans is a book of freedom. In chapters one through three we see that we are free from the wrath of God. In Chapter four we are free from the guilt of sin and in chapter five we are free of condemnation. But the good news doesn’t just stop with the first […]

Perusing Through Romans…

by Ladd

Whenever I find my self struggling spiritually I turn to the book of Romans for comfort and assurance. I can have a terrible day where everything goes wrong and life seems to be spiraling out of control, but a half-hour perusing through Romans lifts my spirits. Of all the books in the Bible Romans has […]

Never Alone or Abandoned

by Ladd

From an outward appearance the last man in the world I would associate with suicide was Robin Williams. As someone who watched his movies, his television appearances and of course Mork and Mindy it seemed the comedian would sail through life on a laugh and a quip. But, we had no idea what was going […]

Where We Find Freedom

by Ladd

“Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ “ John 8:31, 32 The vast majority of people who listened to Jesus have gone home to their everyday lives, but […]