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Faithfulness to Jesus

by Ladd
Cardinal

1 “After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect […]

Breathe the Sweet Air of Jesus…

by Ladd
lilaces

Just a quick reminder that Ruth and I will be at New Life Church, Oshawa, Ontario, September 23 to help celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. I will be speaking at 11 o’clock and again in the afternoon and Ruth will be singing at both services. If you are in the Oshawa area, please do come out […]

Do You Live Like You’re Loved?

by Ladd
Ladd & Linda

Jesus loves you unconditionally. Do you really believe that? I know, it is easy to believe Jesus loves you when everything is going fine and you have no worries, but what about when the bottom drops out of your world? When you have just walked out of the doctor’s office after being told you have […]

A Safe Place…

by Ladd
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I know I talk a great deal about small groups but it is one of those things that I believe in and have a passion to share. Last weekend, as usual, we had a house full of fun and interesting guests. A number of those friends are active small group leaders or are interested in […]

The Love of God Is Beyond Imagination!

by Ladd
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The more I read and study the Bible the more I find the love of God to be beyond imagination. The children of Israel never stopped complaining and rebelling against God’s directions and leadings throughout the wilderness experience. Yet God never gave up on them or turned his back on them. Once they entered the […]

Salvation Comes When We Turn To Christ

by Ladd
Painted Lady Butterfly

“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 We live in a world where most people look unto themselves for salvation, success, fame, and prosperity. But Isaiah understood that the only true salvation comes from God. It was in a small […]

Did Jesus Know He Was the Messiah?

by Ladd
White Rose Bud

For the last number of years, I have been thinking about Jesus, Paul, and the Jewish background to the New Testament. I had become interested in the writings of N.T. Wright and his views surrounding the Second Temple, justification, and covenant. This study has led me to look at the New Testament through new eyes […]

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
fledging grackle

“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 […]