Posts tagged with ‘Faith in Christ’

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The Bottom Line Is…

by Ladd
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“You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace,” Galatians 5:4 It is no little thing to turn one’s back on the gospel for a law merit system of salvation. The result of this perversion of the free gift of salvation is to […]

Salvation Comes When We Turn To Christ

by Ladd
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“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 […]

First Take the Log Out of Your Eye…

by Ladd

How many times have we heard the admonition to hate the sin but love the sinner? But that is the opposite of what Jesus really tells us in Scripture. He says hate the sin but also hate the sin in your own life. When we have taken the log out of our own eye then […]

God Loves Me Wildly!

by Ladd
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“Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ; may mercy, peace, and love be multiplied for you.” Jude 1-2 This short 25 Verse book is often overlooked in our Bible studies but it has an amazing litany of […]

Things That Dwell Deep In Our Soul

by Ladd
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25 That same night the Lord said to him, “Take the second bull from your father’s herd, the one seven years old. Tear down your father’s altar to Baal and cut down the Asherah pole beside it. 26 Then build a proper kind of altar to the Lord your God on the top of this height. Using […]

The Power of Those Who Plunder

by Ladd

Sometimes in life we feel overwhelmed believing that nothing we can do or no one else’s intervention is able to alter the situation. Then we read words like these in Judges, “Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the power of those who plundered them.” (2:16) We have seen, from earlier […]

Older Men “in Christ” Are a Treasure…

by Ladd

“Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance,” Titus 2:2. Last post we looked at what it means to be temperate, worthy of respect and self-controlled now we will look at the last three of Paul’s admonitions for older men. The New International […]

Baptism is…

by Ladd

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 […]

God Loves Us Anyway

by Ladd

7 “But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found […]

Prayer Is To Know God Better

by Ladd

I started thinking about my prayer life the other day and I have to admit I was a bit startled by how self-centered it was. I pray to get things. Here is what got me thinking, if I pray for things or for God to make my life better, then my happiness must reside in […]