Posts tagged with ‘the Messiah’

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The Greatest Miracle

by Ladd
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Do you believe in miracles? What surprises me is how many people dismiss God working in the world of the supernatural simply because they don’t believe such things as miracles can occur. Duh! That’s why we call them miracles. I recently finished a very interesting and informative book on the Exodus, but I was disappointed […]

The True Temple

by Ladd
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The Temple was where Heaven and Earth met for the Jews. They understood the Temple to be the dwelling place of God. They didn’t believe that God lived primarily in heaven and only occasionally popped into the Temple. The temple was His home. The problem, however, was that with the building of the new Temple […]

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 […]

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, […]

God’s Redemptive Act

by Ladd
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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 […]

Remember, Your God is Faithful!

by Ladd
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“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 “If we are faithless, He remains faithful—for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 “For […]

The Basic Gospel of Paul

by Ladd
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1 “Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received […]

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 […]

I Love John 3:16!

by Ladd
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Over the holidays I’ve been thinking about John 3:16 and its implications for humanity so I thought I’d write a bit about it before getting back to Hebrews. The text is probably the most familiar of any other texts in Scripture. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that […]