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  1. Rightly distinguishing between law and gospel, as Paul helps us see in 2 Corinthians 3, is, quite literally, a matter of life and death.
  2. God gives us the power and authority to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to burdened sinners who entrust us with their pain, guilt, and defeat.
  3. The sign of the cross, according to the earliest centuries of Christians, is “the sign of the Lord,” and every baptized Christian was “marked” with it.
  4. Repentance is meaningless unless we are willing to acknowledge who we are: sinners needing mercy.
  5. The law had to have its way with the expert to bring him around (and back) to Abraham's response.
  6. Maybe, just maybe, our goal for 2023 should not be to live more but to die more.
  7. Despite our best efforts to avoid him, King Jesus remains very much unavoidable.
  8. A.I. can’t make the proclamatory move that delivers God’s word in a way that is specifically for me.
  9. When and how did the church start this season of anticipation?
  10. Help comes for those who cannot help themselves. When we bottom-out and come to the end of ourselves, that is where hope springs.
  11. Preachers and church workers must also hear the gospel preached to them.