1. A truly Lenten mindset sees the season as preparatory for the resurrection life of Easter as opposed to the mortification of Good Friday.
  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. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  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. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  6. 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.
  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. Jesus will lead us through the deep waters onto the dry land of that celestial shore, where he will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
  10. God gives his church a story that helps to make sense of this life.
  11. It would serve us well to embrace the beauty of our diversity within the unity of the body of Christ.
  12. Jesus reveals to them again who He is. And that life can only be given when we feed on Christ.