Posts tagged with ‘born again’

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Simply Point Them to Jesus

by Ladd
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13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly […]

Justification – From Luther to Now…

by Ladd
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“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 […]

Relentless Tenderness of Jesus

by Ladd
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God loves you unconditionally. This statement is one of the most revolutionizing concepts that a follower of Jesus could ever comprehend. It is easy to make the Gospel all about us, but that is not the true Gospel. The very core of Scripture is the exposure to a lost world that the great unfathomable God […]

Sin Runs Deep…

by Ladd
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9 “You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body […]

Baptism is the Beginning of a Journey

by Ladd
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Some days are just perfect and last Sunday was one of those days. Three wonderful ladies were baptized in a pristine lake under the watchful eye of a beautiful old rustic cabin. The sun shone hot, the lake breeze kept it cool and the fellowship was amazing. As each of the ladies was baptized I […]

Baptism is…

by Ladd
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This coming Sunday afternoon I have the privilege of baptizing some people into Christ. This is an interesting experience for me as over the years I have baptized people as an entranceway into membership into a specific denomination. After the baptism usually the person is accepted as a member of the congregation, but Sunday we […]

Imperfect Messengers

by Ladd
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17 “Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away. Look, all things have become new. 18 All this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling […]

Out of Curiosity

by Ladd
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Out of curiosity, mingled with a bit of wonder, a Pharisee by the name Nicodemus, one evening came looking to speak to Jesus and what Jesus told him was nothing like what he expected. Nicodemus was a well-established, authoritative leader of the Jewish people. He was well educated, steeped in theology and most importantly he […]