Posts from March 2016

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A Serious Time To Be A Christian

by Ladd
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Over the Easter weekend a suicide bomber in Pakistan blew up more than 70 Christian women and children. There are also stories coming out of Yemen that a priest may have been crucified on Easter Sunday though nothing is confirmed as of yet on that story. Regardless, the world is becoming a very unsafe place […]

The True Exodus

by Ladd
Reflection on Water

The central theme or event of the Old Testament was the Exodus. Moses led the children of Israel out of literal captivity and slavery to the Egyptians and forty years later they made it to the Promised Land. The reason for the Exodus was not only to free Israel from the oppressive rule of the […]

Smooth Talking Preachers Who Would Steal Our Freedom In Christ…

by Ladd
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1 “I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. 3 But I am afraid that, as […]

It Is No Longer I – It Is Christ Who Lives In Me… Galatians 2:20

by Ladd
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I love the book of Galatians and never cease to marvel at the depth of God’s love expressed in the book. Paul is in top form as he unloads on the “false teachers” who have invaded the churches of Galatia to confuse and bind them to the Torah, the laws of Moses. These false teachers […]

Books, Books, and More Books!

by Ladd
Books

I had a great surprise in the mail the other day when I opened a package addressed to me to find F.F. Bruce’s book Paul Apostle of the Heart Set Free. It seems Ruth got the bright idea of ordering it after listening to me go on about how much I missed owning this great […]

“While we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

by Ladd
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1 “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 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. 3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces […]

“No one who believes in Him will be put to shame.” Romans 10:11

by Ladd
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“The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and […]