Posts tagged with ‘Jesus’

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Why Are We So Afraid of Jesus?

by Ladd
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4 “Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the Lord: What wrong did your ancestors find in me that they went far from me,
and went after worthless things, and became worthless themselves? 6 They did not say, “Where is the Lord
 who brought us […]

Face To Face With the Gospel

by Ladd
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5 “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind […]

Is Your Spirituallity Slipping?

by Ladd
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It’s easy to let your spirituality slip. We become so busy that the next thing we know we have stopped praying, studying, and sharing our faith. We have the name of Christian but in reality our outlook, actions, and belief system is not much different from our non-Christian neighbours. Throughout the book of Judges we […]

It All Comes Back To Grace

by Ladd
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24 “Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, ‘That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find […]

Why Have You Done This?

by Ladd
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When God called the children of Israel to enter the Promised Land under Joshua’s leadership he called upon him and the people to be courageous and strong. They were not to be dismayed or frightened of the enemies aligned against them. They were to remember that God would never abandon them or forsake them because […]

Creeping Compromise

by Ladd
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The Toronto Blue Jays are winning games by lop sided scores, the weather is beautiful, and my health is the best that it has been in years. I could say, “all is right with the world”, but in reality all isn’t right with the world. Just because I’m doing well and am happy doesn’t mean […]

Three Thousand Years Ago

by Ladd
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Our Bible study groups are going to be starting a series of studies on the book of Judges this fall and I would like to invite you to study along with us. I know, people’s first reaction is, “what do you want to study that for?” But, Judges is one of the most instructive and […]

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 […]

The Wonder of an Eye

by Ladd
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Last post I wrote about how our post-Darwinian society can trace its roots back to the thinking of Epicurus and his rejection of the gods in favor of random clashing atoms to explain life. We saw how the Roman poet Lucretius revived the philosophy less than seventy years before Jesus appeared on the scene and […]

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 […]