"The unfolding of your words gives light ..." (Psalm 119:130a)

Month: November 2010

Long Story Short (Part 3)

“History is not cyclical, but linear.  There are those who claim things just move in circles and what has been will be and what is has already been.  They’ll tell you there is no meaning, no significant movement toward a climactic purpose.  History, some assert, is like the stairs on an escalator that circle endlessly around, always moving, but never really arriving anywhere.  The fact is, however, that history moves in a straight line to an appointed destination, not in a hopeless, never-ending cycle.

This is just what we find in the Scriptures.  Paul can write of God’s “eternal purpose” (Eph. 3:11).  He can affirm that God “works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (Eph. 1:11).  God says, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.  I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” (Isa. 46:10).  That is why He is rightly called, “the King of the ages” (1 Tim. 1:17, ESV).  Paul accurately declared that “Known to God from eternity are all His works” (Acts 15:18, NKJV).  The writer of Hebrews tells us that in all this, “God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear” (Heb. 6:17).  That is what I am hoping will happen during our journey – that God’s unchanging purpose will become very clear.” (p.21, Long Story Short)

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You can order Long Story Short at CLC Publications, Amazon.com, Christianbook.com or other online or local retailers.

Long Story Short (Part 2)

“I am extending an invitation to you. It is an invitation to look again at God’s Story with the anticipation that when you do, you’ll be enabled to discover the story God wants to make of your unique and individual life. …  My invitation is this: Come with me back to the beginning and begin a journey which will deliver us at the end. I want you to see from Scripture that there is one Grand Story, one true Story that is being written across history, and that your life can be a part of it. Your life can contribute to the fulfillment and completion of that Story. You are not an accident. The ordering of your life is not a mistake. There is a point to it all and a purpose for your existence. Your life can have meaning and can contribute to what God is doing from all eternity.” (pp.18, 19)

Watch the book trailer here.

You can order Long Story Short: God, Eternity, History and You from CLC Publications, Amazon.com and Christianbook.com.

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