1. In Israel today, it's still possible to witness the same scene the disciples saw 2000 years ago when the Bedouin shepherds bring their flocks home from various pastures at the end of the day.
  2. When Jesus appeared again to his disciples on that first Easter evening and again a week later with Thomas and the Emmaus disciples, what did Jesus show them? His hands.
  3. Like the serpent on the pole, God still puts real-life things up for us to look to for salvation.
  4. 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.”
  5. Regardless of background or beliefs, every American I talk to seems on edge, as if the sky were about to fall. But the sky is not falling.
  6. Regularly reading and hearing God’s Word helps us to keep a song in our hearts.
  7. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  8. Christ's resurrection does not merely negate the bitterness of sin; it changes it into a source of divine sweetness, embodying the promise of a new life for us and a restored existence overshadowed by heavenly hope.
  9. My goal here isn’t to selfishly reflect on all the reasons I will miss Rod because I know that if you are reading this, you may miss this man, too.
  10. God demonstrates his great love for us in the actions of Jesus, who came down into the flesh and soaked up all our sin.
  11. 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.
  12. When the Savior gets on our trail, nothing, not even the grave and hell, can stop him.