Posts tagged with ‘the Messiah’

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Keep Focused on the Big Picture…

by Ladd
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January 1st, the day for New Year’s Resolutions. The four major ones are of course, stop smoking, exercise more, eat better, and be healthier. Seventy-four percent of Americans make some sort of resolution on January 1st and are able to follow a form of the resolution until around the 23rd of January. That means that […]

The Magi and a Star

by Ladd
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1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he […]

Revelation Is Not a Scary Book

by Ladd
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4 “To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings […]

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
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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 […]

Is All Well In the Kingdom?

by Ladd
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“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 […]