Have you made plans for the new year? Remember that God is a God of plans. His plans are to save all people. When you make your plans within this will of his for salvation, you are guaranteed success.
He did this so that now, through the church, he could let the rulers and authorities in heaven know his infinite wisdom. This was God’s plan for all of history which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord, Ephesians 3.10-11 GW.
Continue reading “Of plans and accomplishments”
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14 ESV).
I was going down the three flights of steps from my apartment at Khulna Bible College carrying some treats Brenda had prepared for the workers. Unfortunately I had failed to take off my bifocals and as I descended, the steps were out of focus, causing me to miss one and fall. Thankfully I was near the bottom and it was not a hard, injury-producing fall, but enough to make me more careful nonetheless. Continue reading “Looking back or forward?”
The world started with God. He spoke, and it came into existence. God existed before all else. He is not created. He created all things.
Human beings started with God. Before the world was created, God planned to make man. In fact, everything else was created for man’s benefit.
Salvation started with God. He gave free will to man, so that the choice to love and serve God would be a real one. But man rejected God. God was not content to leave it at that. He had decided to bring man back to himself. Continue reading “Start with God”
We must look at the bigger picture if we will see the truth… Continue reading Why our good ideas don't matter to God
The editor covers the gamut today in a wide range of subjects, from the new year to blanket statements to the basics to cows. Yes, cows. Continue reading Sundries, early in January
Everything has its moment, we say, and it’s true. The start of a new year is time to make plans, to plant the seeds of goodness, righteousness and love, to evaluate what we’ve done in the past and who we’ve become and to chart a new course or make corrections in a good course already begun. Continue reading Of Times and Seasons
The cross of Christ had significance because the man who hung on it was different from the others. The Romans crucified three men that day. Hardened soldiers crucified thousands of people. But only one man’s suffering brought redemption. Continue reading Jesus Grew
We stand again at the door of another year. It’s become old hat. I now go to bed and sleep in the new year, rather than staying up to usher in Day One of the newborn. Though the ceremony has lost its luster, the excitement and trepidation of using a new year for the Lord continue to stir the imagination.
I went to the New Testament and asked, “What good is a year?” Here are a few items to consider as 2010 nears. Continue reading “What Good Is a Year?”