1. When properly distinguishing law and gospel in the Word of God, it is important to use the God-given gift and abilities of the imagination as your ears.
  2. Everything in Scripture is God revealing himself to his people, you and me.
  3. Christ Jesus brings his word and presence to where you are and he is even willing to do so through the likes of your personally present pastor.
  4. The Parable of the Lost Sheep bursts through the confines of convention and demands that we embrace the messiness of life and the unpredictable ways in which God's grace and forgiveness operates.
  5. One word from one God says it all to our tired hearts.
  6. What I desperately needed was not to preach to myself, but to listen to a preacher—not to take myself in hand, but to be taken in the hands of the Almighty.
  7. Just like for Mordecai and Esther, our lives are also sustained by the hand of God in the ordinary, in events begging to be seen as the work of Christ in our lives.
  8. When we forget that we live by promise, that's when the danger tends to creep in. Because failing to embrace promise means we usually fall back into notions of luck, or even worse--into works.
  9. Jesus is the only answer to the nagging question. He is the only way to make sense of this unsettling story in Exodus 4.
  10. Tim wanted everyone to know to the deepest part of their being that they were justified by Christ alone.
  11. This is the Christian word: grace. Such grace is found only with this Lamb who is also our Shepherd.
  12. God wants his word of promise to be the only thing we bank on, the only thing we have confidence in.