1. He shows up when we are at our worst to usher us back to his side, lead us to repentance, rescue us, and reclaim us as his own.
  2. We are the fruit that grows from the branch, which extends from the trunk of the tree, which is rooted in the soil that it grows out of, which is all Christ.
  3. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  4. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  5. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  6. God demonstrates his great love for us in the actions of Jesus, who came down into the flesh and soaked up all our sin.
  7. When the Savior gets on our trail, nothing, not even the grave and hell, can stop him.
  8. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.
  9. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  10. Jesus will lead us through the deep waters onto the dry land of that celestial shore, where he will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
  11. Your justification isn’t a matter of “Jesus plus” anything.