Posts from January 2015

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Science VS Religion – the Debate Goes On…

by Ladd
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Ruth spent part of last evening on Facebook reading a discussion that a number of people were having over whether or not God existed. What amazed us the most was that people who prided themselves in being open minded and progressive in their thinking were the most closed minded about God. Their attacks on God […]

What Do the Baptisms in Acts Have in Common?

by Ladd
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On the day of Pentecost under the conviction of the Holy Spirit three thousand people were convicted of their sins, repented and were baptized after hearing the Apostles preach Christ in the streets of Jerusalem. What fascinates me, and a great deal does, in these verses is the speed by which these people were baptized. […]

Is Christianity Moralistic or Redemptive?

by Ladd
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Christianity is not a moralistic religion but instead a redemptive religion. It’s about how a righteous God redeems sinful humanity through the substitutionary death of Jesus on Calvary’s cross that we might have atonement with Him. For too long we have thought that being a Christian means obeying rules and laws in order to show […]

Do You Believe This?

by Ladd
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17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, 19and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. 20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while […]

Heavenly Humor…

by Ladd
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It’s time for another post of really bad Christian humor to brighten your day and make you smile, if not, outright chuckle. So, here it goes. A married couple was arguing about who makes the coffee. The wife said that in the Bible it says that men should make the coffee and of course the […]

How Can We Miss It?

by Ladd
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“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For no human being will be justified in His sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge […]

Storms and Waves

by Ladd
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Have you ever noticed how many times the Bible talks about storms and waves? Over and over the Scriptures equates waves crashing around with troubles and despair. Probably no better place in Scripture is this illustrated than in the Gospel of John when the twelve disciples attempt to cross the Sea of Galilee and crash […]

The Gift

by Ladd
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In the back of my Bible is the following quote from John Stott’s commentary on Galatians, Only One Way “Sinners may be justified before God and by God, not because of any works of their own, but because of the atoning work of Christ, not because of anything they have done or could do, but […]

To Love God Is a Personal Choice

by Ladd
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Reading through the book of Revelation last night I began to wonder about all the imagery of chapter 13 with its beast from the sea and from the land. Some Christian scholars believe that the beast from the land, or as it is often called “the lamb like beast”, is actually the United States or […]

Yikes!

by Ladd
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Why don’t we invite more friends to church? It’s a simple question but the answers to that question may be much more complicated than we think. We might tell ourselves that people would be uncomfortable with our church and its old fashioned ways or they might not like the contemporary style of our church. But, […]