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. 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.
  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. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  5. At the Transfiguration, we say farewell to alleluia and hello to the horrific reality of our lost condition.
  6. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  7. One way or another, Rod always found a way to bring whatever story he was telling back to the gospel and God's grace in Christ.
  8. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.
  9. 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.
  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.
  12. When we believe in Jesus as the true and better fulfillment of every promise made to Abraham, we, too, are counted as righteous in the same way that he was — by faith.