1. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  2. We are the fruit that grows from the branch, which extends from the trunk of the tree, which is rooted in the soil that it grows out of, which is all Christ.
  3. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  4. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  5. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.
  6. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  7. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.
  8. God never delights in seeing his children struggle or suffer. But God does desire that we trust him no matter what the circumstances might look like.
  9. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.
  10. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  11. Jesus will lead us through the deep waters onto the dry land of that celestial shore, where he will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
  12. The essence of what it means to be a son or daughter of Abraham, an inheritor of the Abrahamic promise, was irrevocably tethered to faith.