1. 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.
  2. Sometimes, we get prayer dementia. We can’t remember what we were going to pray for, we can’t put the words together, and, frustrated, there is nothing we can do but sigh and groan.
  3. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  4. Finding rest in God when the “what ifs”come calling
  5. We must also address the stigma surrounding addiction within so many churches.
  6. If Jesus did not rise, then religion is just religion — a mere anthropological phenomenon.
  7. Christ Jesus brings his word and presence to where you are and he is even willing to do so through the likes of your personally present pastor.
  8. The Lord’s Prayer is liturgy and catechism, action and instruction, praxis and theology.
  9. Prayer is not just about asking for things. It's about receiving what has already been given to us in Christ.
  10. Praying the Word of God back to God carries didactic import. It teaches us.
  11. When we forget that we live by promise, that's when the danger tends to creep in. Because failing to embrace promise means we usually fall back into notions of luck, or even worse--into works.