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. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  3. 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.
  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. 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. God demonstrates his great love for us in the actions of Jesus, who came down into the flesh and soaked up all our sin.
  9. When the Savior gets on our trail, nothing, not even the grave and hell, can stop him.
  10. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.
  11. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.