1. A truly Lenten mindset sees the season as preparatory for the resurrection life of Easter as opposed to the mortification of Good Friday.
  2. He declared you what you might not always feel you are, but what you were from the moment he knew you, before you were you, when he foreknew you.
  3. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  4. 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.
  5. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  6. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  7. Christ's resurrection does not merely negate the bitterness of sin; it changes it into a source of divine sweetness, embodying the promise of a new life for us and a restored existence overshadowed by heavenly hope.
  8. God never delights in seeing his children struggle or suffer. But God does desire that we trust him no matter what the circumstances might look like.
  9. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.
  10. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  11. 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.
  12. The essence of what it means to be a son or daughter of Abraham, an inheritor of the Abrahamic promise, was irrevocably tethered to faith.