Glimpses of Grace – Spring ’16 Issue



Last week about 3,700 Glimpses of Grace newsletters were mailed out. Thanks to our envelope helpers: Cathy, John, Marsha, Patsy, Linda, and Bonnie. A digital copy to download and share is at our Newsletters Page here.

Jesus of Nazareth: The True and Living Way

We recently announced this video series has been published here at our GFI web site. Here is more about its purpose and content.


After teaching a seminar to believers from a middle eastern background, the Lord laid the need on John Woodward’s heart to make this teaching available to many others who could benefit from it.  When I shared this burden with our ministry associate at DDX Media, he embraced the vision as well. Within a week someone who heard about the project offered to sponsor it!

The series has now been video recorded, edited and published as “Jesus of Nazareth: The True and Living Way.” The eight half hour lessons are a blend of evangelism, apologetics, and Exchanged Life discipleship. A notebook edition of this John 14:6 study is also being published online and through our GFI store.

Here is a brief overview.

Session 1: Jesus as the great “I Am” and His identity as Messiah.

Part 2: “I Am” statements of Christ in the Gospel of John.

Part 3: Jesus is the Way of redemption (making the plan of salvation clear).

Part 4: Jesus, the Way, as confirmed by His miracles.

Part 5: Jesus is the Truth. We examine two essential tests of a prophet and demonstrate how Jesus passed these tests. He is the “prophet” / Messiah God prophesied through Moses (Deut. 18:18,19; Acts 3:18-26).

Part 6: Has the Bible been changed, or is it still reliable?

Part 7: Jesus is the Life. Here Christ is Life is presented through Chuck Solomon’s Wheel and Line diagrams (Col. 3:1-4).

Part 8. Jesus is the True and Living Way Exclusively. Although concepts of absolute truth and Christ as the only way are politically and culturally incorrect, they is biblically correct (Acts 4:12).

The intended audience includes seekers from a background of being Jewish, nominally Christian, or Muslim. But the series would also be effective for people from other religious or non-religious persuasions. The lessons are presented through as inductive Bible study approach. The goal was to speak the truth in love without compromise, yet without a condescending attitude. The apologetics element directly relates to objections raised by Islam, but “Quran,” and “Muhammed” are not explicitly mentioned.

When John testified about this project at his home church, the leaders recognized the potential of also showing the series at our international student ministry center.  (Students from other countries visit our tourist area each summer for seasonal work; they come for economic and intercultural benefits.)

The video producer, Bob Denney, also manages the internet radio and TV channel “Creative Christian Network.” These lessons are now available through the CCN TV channel here and in other nations via a “Roku” device. (See to learn about this.) Let’s pray for God’s anointing on this resource and His leading that many believers would use this an an outreach tool. May seekers in other countries view it and embrace Christ by faith as the true and living way.

The videos and PDF study guide are online here under “Resources” menu.

Sue Solomon is with the Lord


On Monday, March 14th, Dr. Charles Solomon’s beloved wife, Sue, went to be with the Lord. In recent weeks she had been receiving hospice care at home. Your prayers for the family are greatly appreciated. Their daughter, Cathy, writes:

“We’ve had a day of God’s amazing grace sustaining and upholding us!…We thank you all for your love, prayers, and sweet emails, texts, and posts.”


Selma (Sue) Vivian Ragan Solomon was born February 13, 1930 in Newport, TN and was born again at age 12. She entered the crucified life in her late 30’s and ministered to children all her life. Recently she had completed a book for children with her son, Ron.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Eula Mae Ragan and her brother, Bobby Ragan of Newport, TN.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles R. Solomon, three children: Ron of Houston, TX, Susan of Atlanta, GA and Cathy of Sevier County; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and an adopted son, John Norman of Sevier County and daughter, Pat Chapman of Denver, CO. She had many friends around the world for the past 45 years. She was an integral part of the international ministry of Grace Fellowship International to which Dr. Solomon was called in 1967; ministry has been done on all six continents. She was also vitally involved in the publication of some 20 books by her husband Dr. Charles Solomon, resulting in lives being transformed around the world to God’s glory. Her life verses were Philippians 3:9 & 10 and Galatians 2:20.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grace Fellowship International, P. O. Box 368, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

The family will receive friends 4 – 6:30 PM Thursday with funeral service to follow at 7 PM at First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge, 3290 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 with Rev. Dale Ellenberg and Rev. Wayne Cook officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 AM Friday in Union Cemetery, 420 Mineral Street, Newport , TN 37821 for graveside and interment. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Online condolences may be made at:

New Video Series on John 14:6


New video series online

We are thankful to announce a new resource: Jesus of Nazareth: The True and Living Way. This 8 part series is based on the message of John 14:6: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'”  This resource video project is a blend of evangelism, apologetics, and Exchanged Life discipleship. It is intended for all truth seekers, especially those from a Jewish, nominal Christian, or Muslim background. The 30 minute sessions are presented by John Woodward.  Currently, these videos can be viewed and shared freely through our GFI web page here. An accompanying PDF Study Guide (online edition) can be downloaded as well.

We ask for intercession that the Lord would use this project to reach many with the Gospel.

Spirituotherapy Workshop Held

GFI Spirituotherapy Workshop group, March 7-10, 2016 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

GFI Spirituotherapy Workshop group, March 7-10, 2016 – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

We are thankful for those who attended the recent Workshop. They came from the east (India), west (North Dakota), north (Pennsylvania), and south (Florida). The concluding prayer and share session lasted over an hour and a half… Please pray for God to use these alumni in their spheres of influence as pastors and lay ministry leaders. There are more photos of the week at our GFI Gallery Site here.

Pigeon Forge, TN Conference held

GFI Exchanged Life Conference group - Pigeon Forge, TN March 4,5, 2016

GFI Exchanged Life Conference group – Pigeon Forge, TN. March 4,5, 2016

We are thankful for those who attended the conference last weekend. The feedback from participants was very positive as God blessed His Word and the fellowship together.

Please pray for the Spirituotherapy Workshop that continues Monday-Thursday (March 7-10).