Posts tagged with ‘crucifixion’

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God Loved ~ He Gave ~ We Believe

by Ladd

I just returned from vacation and realized it has been a long time since I sent out my last post. I woke yesterday morning to the headlines of the worse mass shooting in United States history with over two-hundred and fifty people killed or wounded in the Los Vegas shooting. We live in a world […]

A Merciful and Faithful High Priest

by Ladd

17 “Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because He Himself has suffered and been tempted, He is able to help those who […]

Is God Mad at You?

by Ladd
face in tree

We spend a great deal of time writing about the love of God on this blog and I find it interesting how many people find that mystifying. To them God is wrathful, revengeful, an exacting judge ready to zap them for the smallest of infractions. How have we come to see God this way? Why […]

God Comes to Us

by Ladd

In the Bible the idea of “walking” with someone has the meaning of friendship because you talk as you walk. Genesis 3:8 tells us that God walked with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and by extension we can say God had a friendship with the first parents. Sin broke that relationship because […]

“I thirst.” John 19:28

by Ladd

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that everything was now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst.” 29 A bowl full of sour wine was placed there. So they put a sponge full of sour wine on hyssop and held it to His mouth. The Roman soldier, the Jewish leaders, the mob and even Pilate […]

Do You Believe This?

by Ladd

17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, 19and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. 20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while […]

Light In a Dark World

by Ladd

What does a Biblical New Testament church look like? Let me ask a question that has perplexed me lately. Is our model for church really what God intended His church to become? I believe that we adhere to a lot of bad ecclesiology (the theology of what church is) and that bad theory spills over into […]

Burst of Hope!

by Ladd

What a bust! Ruth set the alarm but we were awake long before four-o’clock so we wouldn’t miss the blood moon phenomena. All evening that golden moon hung over the bay casting gorgeous light across the water and shoreline. Then the clouds moved in. Over the next two hours we did get occasional glimpses of […]

Now That’s Love!

by Ladd

The theme of the book of Romans is summed up in the following verses, “for I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through […]