Posts tagged with ‘New Testament’

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Did Jesus Know He Was the Messiah?

by Ladd
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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 […]

What it Means to Be a Child of God

by Ladd
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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 […]

Seeking God…

by Ladd
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The Bible offers the following promises: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:31 “You do not have, because you do not […]


by Ladd

One of the most interesting and exciting books in the Bible is the book of Hebrews. One of the intriguing aspects of the book is that no one really knows who wrote it, the exact time it was written and to whom the book was written. Traditionally, the writing of the book is associated with […]

Do Our Words Matter?

by Ladd

“Dorothy Day used to say that we should live in such a way that our lives wouldn’t make much sense if the gospel were not true. Not everyone feels called to radical service, of course. Yet ordinary Christians must live a way that differs from the surrounding culture or our message will never get a […]

Repentance is More Than Saying You’re Sorry

by Ladd

The word in the New Testament usually translated repent is the Greek word metanoeo. It means to change your mind; reconsider; or to think differently. We usually think of repentance when someone has done something that they know is wrong and have come to their senses and realize the seriousness of what they’ve done. The […]

Great Signs and Miracles

by Ladd

“When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. With shrieks evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed. ….. Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles […]

Chain of Evidence…

by Ladd

Last post we looked at the work that went into making sure the Old Testament manuscripts were accurate. We have not said they are true, just that they are accurate and have been copied cleanly. Whether or not these accurately copied transcripts are true must wait for another time. This blog will look at the […]

Instead of battles we need blessings

by Ladd

When I first became a Christian I sat down and filled a complete notebook with notes that I took from a number of books I read on 1 Timothy. The notebook is long-lost, but the joy of the book has stayed with me throughout the years. Paul’s letter to his young friend more than any […]