Posts tagged with ‘Holy Spirit’

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God Loved ~ He Gave ~ We Believe

by Ladd
Irises

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 […]

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
Jamie's cat 1

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 […]

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 […]

This Is Love…

by Ladd
poppies

I apologize for the sporadic posts. Ruth and I have been away a fair amount this spring and early summer, but hope to get on schedule of posting every two or three days from now on in. I also want to thank all of you who read the blog on a regular basis. It is […]

Be Proud of Who You Are in Christ

by Ladd
fledging bird

“Only let us live up to what we have already attained.” Philippians 3:16 Philippians 3 is a series of texts that every Christian should read on a regular basis. It outlines the gospel, encourages Christian living, trust, and love for God. For me, Philippians 3:16 is the focal point of the chapter since it reminds […]

Is All Well In the Kingdom?

by Ladd
Angry Cloud

“John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16 The “John” in our verse is John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus Christ, […]

The Transforming Work of God Deep Within Us

by Ladd
Magnolia 2

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:16 If someone was to pray over me this would be the prayer I would like to have prayed. This simple promise of prayer touches the very heart of what it means to […]