Posts from June 2015

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by Ladd

One of the most interesting and exciting books in the Bible is the book of Hebrews. One of the intriguing aspects of the book is that no one really knows who wrote it, the exact time it was written and to whom the book was written. Traditionally, the writing of the book is associated with […]

Nothing To Offer But Our Brokenness and Need

by Ladd

In the parable of the prodigal son is an interesting statement made by the prodigal’s elder brother. The context for the statement is that the brother was returning from the fields when he heard music and dancing coming from his father’s house. He asked one of the servants what it meant and the servant answered, […]

The Continuing Debt To Love One Another

by Ladd

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love […]

Experiencing Jesus

by Ladd

“I kneel before the Father….I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy […]

They Put it ALL on Him~Then They Crucified Him

by Ladd

16 “The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on Him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on Him. 18 And they began to call out to Him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” 19 Again and […]

God Comes to Us

by Ladd

In the Bible the idea of “walking” with someone has the meaning of friendship because you talk as you walk. Genesis 3:8 tells us that God walked with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and by extension we can say God had a friendship with the first parents. Sin broke that relationship because […]

It’s Not Always Easy to Pray

by Ladd

It is not always easy to pray. I hate to admit it but in my own life there are times I just don’t feel like praying and I find myself thinking, “Do I have to do this again.” I am very embarrassed over confessing this, but honesty is the hallmark of this blog so there […]

What Do You Want From God?

by Ladd

“As Jesus and His disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!’ The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the […]

A Friendly Bible Study

by Ladd

I spent yesterday afternoon and evening praying and studying with a couple of friends. We didn’t always agree on every point of the discussion but that is not the point of Bible study. We search the Word of God to grow spiritually and as long as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead we have […]

The Only Way You Can Commit the Unpardonable Sin Is…

by Ladd

“ ‘Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin’—for they had said, ‘He has an unclean spirit.’ “ Mark 3:28-30  There is another mention of the “unpardonable […]