Posts from October 2015

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Mongolia Came To Us!

by Ladd
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Having a hard time believing in God? Here is a story for you. Almost two years ago a couple started coming to the Tuesday evening Bible studies and soon became part of the gang. Last winter they felt that God was calling them to go on a mission trip and expand their understanding of what […]

Barak, Jael, Sisera and a Tent Peg

by Ladd
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The story of Deborah in the book of Judges has to be one of the great episodes of Biblical history in the entire Old Testament. Yet, the story of Deborah is to a great degree not about her, but about a man called Barak, Jael, Sisera and a tent peg. Deborah is the only one […]

Burning Heretics?

by Ladd
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Two groups that populated Palestine during the time of Jesus were the haberim and the amme ha-arez. The haberim were the scrupulous Jews who were pious in their tithing, rituals, worship and dietary rules. On the other hand, the amme ha-arez “people of the land” were the masses that populated the area and for the […]

Jesus the Ultimate Outsider

by Ladd

12 “Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and because they did this evil the Lord gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel. 13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. [a] 14 The Israelites were subject […]

Abide With Me

by Ladd

25 “When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, ‘Rabbi, when did you get here?’ 26 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for […]

The Women Who Accompanied Jesus

by Ladd
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1 “And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing (showing) the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, 2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 3 And […]

Bought At A Staggering Price

by Ladd
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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not condemned; he […]

So Far, So Good…

by Ladd

4 “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spoke, hearing and seeing the miracles, which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, […]

The Power of Those Who Plunder

by Ladd

Sometimes in life we feel overwhelmed believing that nothing we can do or no one else’s intervention is able to alter the situation. Then we read words like these in Judges, “Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the power of those who plundered them.” (2:16) We have seen, from earlier […]

We All Need the Same God

by Ladd
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Our Bible study groups had a field trip last evening to the local theater to see the much-acclaimed movie, The War Room. Though the movie played to what English teachers use to call sentimentality pushing all the right buttons to evoke emotion, still the concept was right on. The movie is about life-changing prayer and […]