Posts tagged with ‘trust in God’

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Elephant In the Room

by Ladd

The Sutherland Springs shootings have left a long, deep scrape across the heart of America. Regardless of our spiritual beliefs or lack of them, everyone was deeply and emotionally stunned that such an atrocity could happen within a house of worship on a peaceful Sunday morning. Inevitably questions arose—where was God in all this? How […]

Hold Our Original Conviction Firmly…

by Ladd
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12 “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed […]

Where the Heart Is

by Ladd
Jamie hearts

 7 “So, as the Holy Spirit says: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, 8  do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness, 9  where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did. 10 That is why I was […]

Why Are We So Afraid of Jesus?

by Ladd

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 […]

Jesus Matters…

by Ladd
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Have you ever doubted God? I have always felt guilty for those times when I’ve asked myself, ‘is there really a God?’ Somehow I thought that to wonder and think through some of the deeper things attributed to, or said by God was treason to my faith. But was it? I’ve since come to a […]

Trust is…

by Ladd
girl looking

There are many great themes running throughout the Bible that when understood properly have an amazing impact on our attitude and response to God. The Bible is the story of God searching for the lost to restore them to their rightful place as children of God in the Kingdom of Heaven. And, of course, there […]

How Easy Can It Be?

by Ladd
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We are saved by grace alone through faith alone. I don’t know how much easier that could possible be, and yet thousands of Christians struggle with the concept. I hear fairly often from people who believe that salvation consists of both justification and sanctification. They do not seem to be able to grasp the marvel […]

The Sweet Incense of God’s Love

by Ladd

Paul writing to the Romans noted, “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (12:2) This is a very interesting verse that we have the contrast of being “conformed to […]

God Is Good

by Ladd

God is good. The are three simple words but so many people in our culture refuse to believe. They believe, if they believe anything at all concerning the possibility of God, that He is actually quite evil. They figure if He is all-good and all-powerful then why doesn’t He do something to alleviate the pain […]

The Power of Those Who Plunder

by Ladd

Sometimes in life we feel overwhelmed believing that nothing we can do or no one else’s intervention is able to alter the situation. Then we read words like these in Judges, “Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the power of those who plundered them.” (2:16) We have seen, from earlier […]