1. Grace comes for every foolish, self-absorbed sinner, for every “Nabal,” and announces that there is one who has already taken it upon himself to shoulder all of our wrongdoing, paying the price for it through the sacrifice of himself.
  2. The Bible not only calls us to remember God’s past acts of deliverance; it also invites us to recognize that God in Christ is still in the business of delivering sinners from bondage.
  3. As Luther said, “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf of spring.”
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. One word from one God says it all to our tired hearts.
  7. It’s not our eloquence or persuasive rhetoric that changes hearts, but the Word of God that pierces through the hardened shells of unbelief and breathes life into the dead bones of sinners.
  8. God's faithfulness is constant and consistent. It knows no season. His love for us doesn't fade with the summer sun.
  9. We live for the most part, on the strength of our moral fiber, under the law, by our zeal for God and all that which tickles our proud fancy.
  10. Prayer is not just about asking for things. It's about receiving what has already been given to us in Christ.
  11. God cares about our real life where we actually are. He is present in the everyday.
  12. We number our days not according to our timeframe but according to God’s work and his rhythms.