Posts from April 2017

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3:16

by Ladd
Celtic Cross

I was with some friends a few nights back and we got to talking about all the great verses in the Bible that were based on 3:16. Of course the most famous of the texts is found in John: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever […]

What Does Baptism Mean To You?

by Ladd
Baptism 1

Somewhere along the line baptism has changed. Today, many Christians have an understanding of baptism that borders on the mystical. We somehow see it as a spiritual event that becomes the foundation for our relationship with Christ instead of the public profession of our relationship with Him. For the early Christians the steps went like […]

This Is the Will of Our God and Father

by Ladd
reflection in water

“Who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,” Galatians 1:4 Knowing verse three is talking about Jesus would we really need anything more to understand the gospel? I’ve been studying Galatians fairly extensively over the last number of months and […]

Live Well With Assurance

by Ladd
Robin on wire 1

Last evening, I had dinner with friends and the conversation eventually rolled around to childhood memories. Some memories were sad, some embarrassing, and others made us laugh. On the short walk home from our friend’s home I began to think about what our lives could have been like without an encounter with Jesus. Where would […]

The Heart and Soul of Christianity

by Ladd
three hearts

The heart and soul of Christianity is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Gospel writers gave proportionally more time to the final week of Christ’s life than any other topic while the Apostle Paul made it the central core of his preaching and teaching. Prove the resurrection didn’t happen and Christianity doesn’t exist, […]

All That You Need

by Ladd
spring buds

 “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14 Galatians is probably the first letter, which we still have, that Paul wrote and was written to try and correct the problem of adding to the […]

We Are Beggars Who Dance in the Grace of Jesus Christ!

by Ladd
moon in trees

People sometimes ask me why I write so much about law and grace? Well the major reason is that to confuse the two of them leads to serious theological problems and those problems can lead to losing out on the Kingdom of God. Paul makes it clear in Galatians that to rely upon “works of […]

Jesus and Stephen…

by Ladd
rock

Somewhere along the line I stumbled onto this comparison between the death of Jesus and Stephen. I wrote them down for our Bible study group’s study in the book of Acts but looking them over again last evening I thought the readers of this blog might find them interesting and thought provoking. Both trials were […]