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Be the Beating Heart of Jesus

by Ladd
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38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. 40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen […]

I Am Convinced… Romans 8:38-39

by Ladd
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“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 When we think […]

Revelation 8:6-13

by Ladd
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Canada Day, July 1st, 2017 – so goes another year. Our little town is overrun with people on this national holiday because we have the best fireworks around and we explode them out over the bay. The echo bouncing off the water and islands combined with just the right amount of night fog sets a […]

This Amazing Book We Call the Bible

by Ladd
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I was talking to a friend the other night about our perception of God in relationship with the conquering of the Promised Land under Joshua’s conquest. Some of the most difficult to understand concepts regarding the goodness of God stream out of the conquest. Why did God say to slay all the men, women, and […]

A Mothers Prayer

by Ladd
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“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4 Is this the greatest joy you could ever imagine? In our text John is, of course, speaking of the church as his children, but we may well draw the application to our physical children. Do you […]

This Is Love…

by Ladd
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I apologize for the sporadic posts. Ruth and I have been away a fair amount this spring and early summer, but hope to get on schedule of posting every two or three days from now on in. I also want to thank all of you who read the blog on a regular basis. It is […]

Be Proud of Who You Are in Christ

by Ladd
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“Only let us live up to what we have already attained.” Philippians 3:16 Philippians 3 is a series of texts that every Christian should read on a regular basis. It outlines the gospel, encourages Christian living, trust, and love for God. For me, Philippians 3:16 is the focal point of the chapter since it reminds […]

Is All Well In the Kingdom?

by Ladd
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“John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16 The “John” in our verse is John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus Christ, […]

The Transforming Work of God Deep Within Us

by Ladd
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“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:16 If someone was to pray over me this would be the prayer I would like to have prayed. This simple promise of prayer touches the very heart of what it means to […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

by Ladd
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“To the woman he said, ‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you’.” Genesis 3:16 OK, OK, I know this is a very inappropriate text for Mother’s Day but I have promised […]