Posts from September 2016

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What Can We Learn From the Story of Joseph?

by Ladd
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One of the great stories in the Old Testament is the story of Joseph. He was a tattletale who ran back to his father Jacob to report on everything his brothers did and as a result his brothers didn’t like him very much. So one day his father, probably oblivious to the fact because he […]

No Other Reason Than Love

by Ladd
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We may drift away or even run away from God but He never stops loving us. I’ve thought a great deal about this lately and the more I ponder this the more I am overwhelmed with the immensity of the truth of the reality of God’s unconditional love. Any of us humans can stop loving […]

No Questions Asked

by Ladd
wire fence

The great irony of Scripture is that the closer to God that we become the more we understand how far away from God we really are. Isaiah 64:6 makes the point, “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like […]

What it Means to Be a Child of God

by Ladd
pink rose with raindrop

In the Old Testament the High Priest would enter into the Most Holy Place once a year on the Day of Atonement. When he entered the Most Holy Place he would be clothed in new linens and over his heart he wore a breastplate made of precious stones in which the twelve tribes of Israel […]

We Must Take A Closer Look…

by Ladd
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Ruth and I are reading through Genesis and I have to admit there are a great many texts that are difficult to understand in the book. Anyone reading through the first nine chapters is confronted with a host of statements that are puzzling and a bit confusing to say the least. It is not only […]