1. The cross not only stands as the measure of our hatred of God but also as the measure of God’s love for us.
  2. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of these early Lutheran hymns – and their physical availability in hymnals – in the piety of common people living in Lutheran towns and territories.
  3. The Battle of Frankenhausen stands as a warning for what can happen when we abandon the Word God has given us and chase after some vision of our own imaginations.
  4. Elsewhere makes promises that can’t be kept, but God’s promises are secure, reliable, and certain.
  5. Some part of us always wants our ability under the law to be just as important (or more) than grace.
  6. The notion that your goodness is “good enough” to make you right with God is a lie straight from the father of lies himself.
  7. Applying the pressure of law to ensure you do not to take grace for granted squeezes the life and power out of the gospel.
  8. Like the serpent on the pole, God still puts real-life things up for us to look to for salvation.
  9. Don’t get in the habit (or, if you already do it, get out of the habit) of saying, “I could never talk about these things the way my pastor does.”
  10. Zwingli the Pastor provides an excellent introduction to the Swiss reformer’s life and work, focusing on Zwingli’s philosophy of church reform, biographical details, and mode of exegesis.
  11. Are you on the receiving end of freedom? Or are you trying to make yourself free?
  12. We can interpret "be the Church" as either law or gospel.