In God’s world, nothing happens by chance. Many times in Scripture we see how God intervenes in the affairs of mankind, or, as Thomas à Kempis put it, ‘For man proposes, but God disposes.’ The words ‘but God’ enshrine a recurring theme throughout the Scriptures of the gracious, merciful and sovereign ways in which God has intervened in the lives of men and women down the ages, and most especially in our salvation. In each of the thirty one thoughtful and encouraging studies in this book, Tony Bennett takes a Scripture text that contains the phrase ‘but God’, or, more often in the New Testament, ‘but Jesus’, and demonstrates how each text depends for its effect on what goes before these two words—often the background of our sin—as compared with what comes after them—the wonder of God’s grace and love.
About the Author:
Tony Bennett is a member of Christ Church, Westbourne, in Bournemouth. Before retirement he taught American Politics, first at the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, and then at Charterhouse, Godalming, where he also served as deputy headmaster. He married his wife, Sue, in 2006 and they live on the outskirts of Poole. Tony is an occasional preacher both at Christ Church, Westbourne, and at Broadstone Baptist Church.