Posts from March 2017

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God’s Redemptive Act

by Ladd
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1 “Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers and sisters with me, to the churches in Galatia: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself […]

We Are Not Under Law but Under Grace

by Ladd
sunset in trees

23 “Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a […]

Remember, Your God is Faithful!

by Ladd
rain on window

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 “If we are faithless, He remains faithful—for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 “For […]

Justification – From Luther to Now…

by Ladd
sun in clouds

“Since the gospel stands at the heart of Christian faith, Luther and other Reformers regarded the debate concerning justification as one involving an essential truth of Christianity, as a doctrine no less essential than that of the Trinity or the dual natures of Christ. Without the gospel, the church falls. Without the gospel, the church […]

Christ Crucified – Christ Risen

by Ladd
thistle flower

1 “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are […]

The Agitators…

by Ladd
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Read a dozen commentaries on Galatians (yes, I have way too much time on my hands) and you will get a dozen different views on how the book plays out. Though most agree that the book is focused on the idea that through the Gospel and by the Spirit the Christian community, both Jewish Christians […]