Posts from April 2016

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Don’t Let Your Past Define Your Future

by Ladd
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Our Bible study groups watched this video clip this week and led to some great discussion. What makes the clip so powerful is the fact that many of us allow our past to discourage us from the present. We cannot deny our past or the pain those situations have cast upon us but we do […]

What is Sin?

by Ladd
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Timothy Keller, in his book The Reason For God, defines sin as, “the despairing refusal to find your deepest identity in your relationship and service to God. Sin is seeking to become oneself, to get an identity, apart from Him.” p. 168 The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard states, “Sin is: in despair not wanting to be […]

The Character of Love

by Ladd
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The key to understanding 1 John is to remember chapter three verse twenty-three, “And this is His commandment, that we should believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us.” So what is the commandment that we are to keep according to the Epistle of […]

My Chains Are Gone…

by Ladd
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“And God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:1-3 The Israelites were gathered around the foot of Mount Sinai having just experienced the awesome, majestic power […]

How Easy Can It Be?

by Ladd
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We are saved by grace alone through faith alone. I don’t know how much easier that could possible be, and yet thousands of Christians struggle with the concept. I hear fairly often from people who believe that salvation consists of both justification and sanctification. They do not seem to be able to grasp the marvel […]

L-O-V-E

by Ladd
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I started out writing a different blog this morning but after writing it I felt impressed that I was to write on love instead. I don’t know who this post is for but if you are the one I pray that you are able to trust in God’s love a little more fully from reading […]