1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  4. 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.
  5. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  6. At the Transfiguration, we say farewell to alleluia and hello to the horrific reality of our lost condition.
  7. In the Word, you find peace. It proclaims peace first between you and God because of Jesus. That empowers you to deal peacefully with others and brings you peace of mind.
  8. Anderson encourages us to meditate upon the ways that Christ truly is the end of our exploring.
  9. How’s your ticker?
  10. Show me your righteousness, we can only point to Jesus
  11. This is an excerpt from Chad Bird’s book, Your God is Too Glorious, 2nd Edition
  12. Amy Mantravadi reviews a new book about Medieval perceptions of Jesus