Writing a Bible commentary is like building a big house out of bricks. Lego bricks. These days I’m spending about 40 hours a week working on the commentary, and I consider myself blessed to have that sort of time. Pastors don’t have that kind of time. Nor do school teachers or truck drivers. But thanks…… Continue reading 600 new entries
Hi friends, Writing a Bible commentary is like building a car. It’s not something you do in a day. When I began working on the Grace Commentary two and a bit years ago, I had two options. I could write the whole thing and then publish it, or I could write bits and pieces and…… Continue reading Quality vs Quantity
Imagine a world where every believer knows how to read scripture through a new covenant lens. Imagine they have a study guide that is simple, beautiful and free from mixture. Something like this: The Grace Commentary is a guide to help you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to…… Continue reading A Grace Commentary for Every Believer
When I started working on the Grace Commentary a couple of years ago, I had no real plan except to bring some structure to 15 years’ worth of notes and articles. I wasn’t even sure if anyone would read it. Since then, I have received messages of support from all sorts of people, and that…… Continue reading A Grace Commentary for the Whole World
Hi friends, I trust you have enjoyed the weekly word of grace I have been sending out each Sunday since January. I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is there will be no more weekly word of grace coming to you from the Grace Commentary. The good news is that…… Continue reading Good news, bad news
He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will not go out from it anymore. (Revelation 3:12) Perhaps you have heard certain people described as pillars in the church, but the perception that only influential Christians are pillars is unbiblical. In Christ we are all pillars.…… Continue reading Who is a pillar in the church?
But to the one who does not work, but believes… (Romans 4:5) Many are restless because they are in two minds about the love of God. They are not convinced that God loves them and accepts them just as they are. They think they have to clean themselves or faith their way into the kingdom…… Continue reading The remedy for restlessness
My times are in your hands. (Psalm 31:15) When we make mistakes it’s natural to imagine that God is disappointed with us. We project our regrets upward and say, “I let you down, and I know you are disappointed with me.” But he isn’t. It is impossible to disappoint God. Since God knows everything you’ve…… Continue reading Have I disappointed God?
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:10) “Each one” includes you. Every one of us has been graced by God with spiritual gifts for the purpose of building his church (Rom. 12:6). You may think you…… Continue reading You are gifted
Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. (James 1:3) Some people worry about their faith. “I don’t have strong faith.” They worry that when the trial comes their faith will fail. But the trials of life are not to see whether we are made of the right stuff or whether we can manufacture…… Continue reading The testing of your faith