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  1. Rightly distinguishing between law and gospel, as Paul helps us see in 2 Corinthians 3, is, quite literally, a matter of life and death.
  2. Even as he was dying, the heart of God poured itself out for the sake of sinners.
  3. The further up and further into the season of Epiphany we get, the bigger the grace of God in Christ is, the brighter the Light of Christ shines, and the more blessed we are in Jesus' epiphany for us.
  4. The gospel's message is the scandalous announcement that Yahweh has stooped to our frame, to where we are.
  5. Fullness, truth, reality – all this God gives us as his gift in Christ.
  6. Repentance is meaningless unless we are willing to acknowledge who we are: sinners needing mercy.
  7. The law had to have its way with the expert to bring him around (and back) to Abraham's response.
  8. As the writer to the Hebrews affirms, what makes the Christian gospel so much better is that we are no longer dealing with “types and shadows."
  9. Maybe, just maybe, our goal for 2023 should not be to live more but to die more.
  10. To trust in the Lord, the Messiah, the Deliverer, is our salvation and our only hope. Yet he does not trust us to have this “trust” on our own or of our own will.
  11. Who would ever want all these screamers and haters? It turns out that Christ does.
  12. For with God we look not for the order of nature, but rest our faith in the power of him who works.