All God does for His own is gracious. There was no need to create man; creation was a gracious act. Creating him in His own image and likeness was unbelievably gracious---think about it! Placing him in a marvelous setting, making him the ruler of the planet, providing a wife appropriate to him in … [Read more...] about All of Grace
Now you may wonder why I decided to make my own translation of the New Testament. There were a number of motives behind this effort. Let me mention but three. At this point in my ministry I needed to devote a concentrated period of time to a close study of the Scriptures. Nothing I could think … [Read more...] about Translator’s Forward to the CCNT/P
Have you ever thought much about the way in which God works to bring about His purposes? Take the story of Joseph---what a chain of events to finally land him in the position by which he could influence all of Egypt and save his people! Because he was unable to fathom where each event was heading, … [Read more...] about Do You Wonder What He’s Up To?
In my opinion, unless a counselor is well aware of how God works for the good of His children, and is able to communicate something of those facts to counselees in times of distress, he will be a pretty sorry counselor. I like what Chrysostom had to say about the providential care God showed for … [Read more...] about Providential Care
Caught myself: __I’ve been complaining again __Instead of thanking You. How often I find myself __joining the chorus __of those who can see __nothing more __than the skin __of life’s trials. They complain because they are blind __and know nothing else to do. Why should I, __who see Your … [Read more...] about Complaint