1. This day and its meaning provided the opportunity for an anonymous author to write a poem for Sheer Thursday about Judas' betrayal of Jesus.
  2. He represents our likeness, fulfills it, and so has the prerogative to reproduce his likeness in us.
  3. Are you on the receiving end of freedom? Or are you trying to make yourself free?
  4. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  5. 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.
  6. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  7. 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.
  8. At the Transfiguration, we say farewell to alleluia and hello to the horrific reality of our lost condition.
  9. 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.
  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. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.