The Ministry of Waiting
Jan 26, 1982
Our love for one another should make us eager to help one another get to God.
Persevere in Prayer!
Jan 19, 1982
It is God who works in us to will our prayers, but we always experience it as our own resolve and decision.
Flesh Tank and Peashooter Regulations
Jan 17, 1982
Legalism is a more dangerous disease than alcoholism because it doesn't look like one.
“To You Who Believe He is Precious”
Jan 12, 1982
To be ruled by the Spirit is to be ruled by the love that the Father has for Jesus.
How Much Is Jesus Worth?
Jan 10, 1982
Your power to give a compassionate witness about Jesus is in direct proportion to how precious Jesus is to you.
How to Pray for Half-an-Hour
Jan 5, 1982
Three suggestions for how to persevere and profit in prayer.
Prayer at Harvest Time: Now!
Jan 3, 1982
Before God enables his people to bring in a harvest, he pours out a Spirit of prayer upon them. The surest sign that God is about to send power upon us is a great movement of prayer in our midst.
“We Have Not Because We Ask Not”
Dec 28, 1981
When God aims to do a great work, he starts by planting a spark of desire in a few hearts. Then he fans it into flame through prayer.
Remember That You Were Hopeless
Dec 27, 1981
You can't cleave to Christ with white-hot devotion if you don't remember and feel what your plight would be without him.
Meditation on a Manger-Mustard Seed
For the People of Bethlehem on Christmas
Dec 25, 1981
A poem on the glory of the Incarnate God and the gain of believing in him.
Lenin, Francis, and Paul
Dec 22, 1981
Saint Francis left a legacy of delight and gratitude to God.
Christmas as the End of History
Celebration of Christmas
Dec 20, 1981
Christmas marks the arrival of the end of history, which will soon be consummated by Christ's second appearing.
I Will Raise Up for David a Righteous Branch
Dec 13, 1981
The promise will be fulfilled in spite of all judgment.
Dec 8, 1981
Christmas is a call to go on strike at the assembly plant of sin.
The Evil Origin of a Good King
Dec 6, 1981
The way we seek to have something may be wrong, when the having, itself, may not be wrong.
How We See Christmas Symbols
Dec 1, 1981
We want our Christmas decorating and festivities to be as explicitly Christ-centered and Christ-exalting as possible.
The Conquest of Canaan
Nov 29, 1981
If the old Joshua was victorious over the enemies of God, then how much more the new Joshua.
Grace, Gratitude, and the Glory of God
Nov 26, 1981
Gratitude is not an act of will power, but the glad response of one who acknowledges grace.
Can God Spread a Table in the Wilderness?
Nov 22, 1981
Do not grumble; it is God's grace that sends you into the wilderness. He is inoculating you against the infections of wealth.
Why the Law Was Given
Nov 15, 1981
The law is a description of the obedience of faith; it is not a job description for how to earn the wages of God's blessings.
God Meant It for Good
The Lives of Joseph and John the Baptist
Nov 9, 1981
As I was reading about Joseph's unjust imprisonment the other day, I was struck all of a sudden with the similarity and contrast between Joseph and John the Baptist.
Exodus for All the Earth
Nov 8, 1981
God shows great power on behalf of his people so that others might see and fear.
A New Full-Time Minister?
Nov 3, 1981
Winning college students for the Lord and for the local church is crucial.
World Hunger and Us
Nov 1, 1981
Witnessing physical hunger should cause the church to wake up to the worldwide ravages of spiritual starvation.
Holy Hedonism: Feeling Good About Doing Good
His Magazine 42, No. 2 (November 1981): 29–31
Nov 1, 1981
The basic tenet of Christian hedonism is that the desire to be happy is a proper motive for every good deed. Or conversely, if you abandon the pursuit of your own pleasure, you cannot please God or perform good deeds…