Posts tagged with ‘Kingdom of God’

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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 […]

Salvation Comes When We Turn To Christ

by Ladd
Painted Lady Butterfly

“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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

We Are Beggars Who Dance in the Grace of Jesus Christ!

by Ladd
moon in trees

People sometimes ask me why I write so much about law and grace? Well the major reason is that to confuse the two of them leads to serious theological problems and those problems can lead to losing out on the Kingdom of God. Paul makes it clear in Galatians that to rely upon “works of […]

God’s Redemptive Act

by Ladd
3 rose buds

1 “Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers and sisters with me, to the churches in Galatia: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself […]

Guilt – What’s That All About?

by Ladd
Moustache

I draw inspiration for many of these posts from conversations that take place in our Bible study groups. Last week we ended up discussing “guilt” and suddenly I discovered I wasn’t the only one who is plagued with this feeling. We can feel guilty for all types of things but amongst Christians we seem to […]

“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” Henry Ward Beecher

by Ladd
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“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” George Washington Carver “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” Henry Ward Beecher “If […]

No Other Reason Than Love

by Ladd
snail-on-rock

We may drift away or even run away from God but He never stops loving us. I’ve thought a great deal about this lately and the more I ponder this the more I am overwhelmed with the immensity of the truth of the reality of God’s unconditional love. Any of us humans can stop loving […]

What it Means to Be a Child of God

by Ladd
pink rose with raindrop

In the Old Testament the High Priest would enter into the Most Holy Place once a year on the Day of Atonement. When he entered the Most Holy Place he would be clothed in new linens and over his heart he wore a breastplate made of precious stones in which the twelve tribes of Israel […]