1. Five promises were seemingly all those apostles, staring into the sky, had to go on. Five promises that were more than enough.
  2. The Good Shepherd doesn’t leave the sheep to fend for themselves.
  3. In Israel today, it's still possible to witness the same scene the disciples saw 2000 years ago when the Bedouin shepherds bring their flocks home from various pastures at the end of the day.
  4. The price was really paid. Your sin remains buried in Christ’s tomb.
  5. When Jesus appeared again to his disciples on that first Easter evening and again a week later with Thomas and the Emmaus disciples, what did Jesus show them? His hands.
  6. This day and its meaning provided the opportunity for an anonymous author to write a poem for Sheer Thursday about Judas' betrayal of Jesus.
  7. He represents our likeness, fulfills it, and so has the prerogative to reproduce his likeness in us.
  8. Sin is a heavy thing to bear. Its jacket is shame, its medals are guilt.
  9. The love of God in Christ Jesus never changes. That love is for you.
  10. Jesus has gone ahead of you on the road, and promises to be with you still.
  11. We are not pursuing dragons; we are the dragons. We are, all of us, Eustace Scrubb.