1. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  2. He declared you what you might not always feel you are, but what you were from the moment he knew you, before you were you, when he foreknew you.
  3. 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.
  4. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  5. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  6. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  7. God demonstrates his great love for us in the actions of Jesus, who came down into the flesh and soaked up all our sin.
  8. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.
  9. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  10. God gives his church a story that helps to make sense of this life.
  11. Your justification isn’t a matter of “Jesus plus” anything.
  12. It would serve us well to embrace the beauty of our diversity within the unity of the body of Christ.