1. Like Jacob, sinners approach the Heavenly Father wearing the clothes of their older brother, Jesus.
  2. What we do much less of, even in Christian circles, is recognize just how pervasive sin is, such that it has thoroughly corrupted us.
  3. The gospel is for sinners – both the tax collector and Pharisee, both in need of the Great Physician.
  4. God chose Russell Brand, chose to defy his fast-escaping life and drink up all his swift-running sin in the River Thames.
  5. The profound significance of Christ’s resurrection comes from the threefold justification it provides: it justifies the sinner, the sinner’s hope, and God himself.
  6. Five promises were seemingly all those apostles, staring into the sky, had to go on. Five promises that were more than enough.
  7. Elsewhere makes promises that can’t be kept, but God’s promises are secure, reliable, and certain.
  8. For you who are struggling to navigate grief, to cope with pain, or breathe through anxiety, the gospel announces that there is a person whose heart throbs for you.
  9. It's easy to have courage when things go well.
  10. Eucatastrophe is the coming untrue of all sin, evil, and death. And where that starts is the empty tomb of the risen Jesus.
  11. This article is written by guest contributor, Christopher J. Richmann.
  12. The price was really paid. Your sin remains buried in Christ’s tomb.