Posts from January 2017

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True Rest

by Ladd
white flowers

1   ‘Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they […]

Hold Our Original Conviction Firmly…

by Ladd
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12 “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed […]

Where the Heart Is

by Ladd
Jamie hearts

 7 “So, as the Holy Spirit says: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, 8  do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness, 9  where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did. 10 That is why I was […]

Sin Runs Deep – God’s Love Runs Deeper

by Ladd
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We’ve been talking about sin in the last post and I would like to add a little more to what I was saying and then move along. The charges God had against Israel was that even though He had revealed Himself to the people they had refused to listen and to think clearly about the […]

The Goldilocks Zone

by Ladd
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A few days ago I received a copy of Derek Kidner’s commentary on Jeremiah in “The Bible Speaks Today” series. This is a short 176-page book that really skims Jeremiah, but Kidner, being an amazing scholar, brings out the best of Jeremiah on every page. But, what I found of most interest is a short […]

Idols of Our Own Heart

by Ladd
beach glass

One of the things we, as Christians, are very good at is beating ourselves up over failure and sin. I think, for most of us who have tendencies in that area, the problem stems from believing that somehow we do not live up to God’s standards. We believe we are saved by grace alone, but […]

Set Apart In Jesus’ Hands

by Ladd
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1“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as […]

A Merciful and Faithful High Priest

by Ladd
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17 “Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because He Himself has suffered and been tempted, He is able to help those who […]

The Nature of Christ

by Ladd
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14 “ Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is […]