1. When Jesus appeared again to his disciples on that first Easter evening and again a week later with Thomas and the Emmaus disciples, what did Jesus show them? His hands.
  2. Like the serpent on the pole, God still puts real-life things up for us to look to for salvation.
  3. Don’t get in the habit (or, if you already do it, get out of the habit) of saying, “I could never talk about these things the way my pastor does.”
  4. Rod Rosenbladt, the encourager of all things good, true, and beautiful and a tireless warrior for Jesus and the Gospel message, finally rests at the marriage feast of the lamb.
  5. 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.
  6. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.
  7. 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.
  8. My goal here isn’t to selfishly reflect on all the reasons I will miss Rod because I know that if you are reading this, you may miss this man, too.
  9. God demonstrates his great love for us in the actions of Jesus, who came down into the flesh and soaked up all our sin.
  10. When the Savior gets on our trail, nothing, not even the grave and hell, can stop him.
  11. 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.
  12. Anderson encourages us to meditate upon the ways that Christ truly is the end of our exploring.