1. We can do nothing to warrant entry into the kingdom of God nor are we getting in if we think a seat at God’s table is something to which we are entitled.
  2. The gospel is for sinners – both the tax collector and Pharisee, both in need of the Great Physician.
  3. The profound significance of Christ’s resurrection comes from the threefold justification it provides: it justifies the sinner, the sinner’s hope, and God himself.
  4. The lack of history surrounding Psalm 130 allows it to endure as universally appealing even for our seasons of hopelessness and despair when we’re in “the depths.”
  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. Bathed in the waters of baptism, you are placed in God's path of totality, a path he won for each and every one of us.
  9. Jonah’s biggest blunder was a failure to understand that God’s grace is always undeserved and always falls on those who are unworthy of it.
  10. Paul knew that, without the resurrection, the Christian life was a “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video.
  11. This article is written by guest contributor, Christopher J. Richmann.
  12. 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.