1. The gospel is for sinners – both the tax collector and Pharisee, both in need of the Great Physician.
  2. Some part of us always wants our ability under the law to be just as important (or more) than grace.
  3. Applying the pressure of law to ensure you do not to take grace for granted squeezes the life and power out of the gospel.
  4. Jonah’s biggest blunder was a failure to understand that God’s grace is always undeserved and always falls on those who are unworthy of it.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Paul has zero patience for the gospel of God to be called into question, especially when the ones questioning it are the ones who should’ve known better.
  8. What’s the big deal about Jesus’ name?
  9. I didn’t see Christmas as a gift given to me to enjoy, I saw Christmas as a long list of expectations I needed to hold up to love those around me.
  10. Can you imagine Christmas from creation’s point of view?
  11. Luke shows us that when we try to fit God into our life movie, the plot is all wrong; and not just wrong but trivial.
  12. We still think we can sort own own problems with more money, more education, more resources, more techniques, more, more, more.