Posts tagged with ‘God’s grace’

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Breathe the Sweet Air of Jesus…

by Ladd
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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 […]

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 […]

Live Well With Assurance

by Ladd
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Last evening, I had dinner with friends and the conversation eventually rolled around to childhood memories. Some memories were sad, some embarrassing, and others made us laugh. On the short walk home from our friend’s home I began to think about what our lives could have been like without an encounter with Jesus. Where would […]

The Unfailing Faithfulness of God!

by Ladd
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I’ve been thinking a great deal about the faithfulness of God lately and how the Bible is really all about Him. I know, we tend to make it about “us” and our salvation but it is really about the wonder, grace, compassion, and goodness of God who has never given up on us. In the […]

Hold Our Original Conviction Firmly…

by Ladd
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12 “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed […]

First Take the Log Out of Your Eye…

by Ladd
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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 […]

Is God Mad at You?

by Ladd
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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 […]

Declared Righteous

by Ladd
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The last post on the four views of the law generated a fair amount of spirited debate on my email. It seems a number of people believe that their purpose here on earth is to prove that God’s law is just and that Satan’s accusation, that the law is too difficult to be kept, is […]

God Is Good

by Ladd
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God is good. The are three simple words but so many people in our culture refuse to believe. They believe, if they believe anything at all concerning the possibility of God, that He is actually quite evil. They figure if He is all-good and all-powerful then why doesn’t He do something to alleviate the pain […]