1. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  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. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  4. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  5. 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.
  6. Regularly reading and hearing God’s Word helps us to keep a song in our hearts.
  7. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  8. At the Transfiguration, we say farewell to alleluia and hello to the horrific reality of our lost condition.
  9. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.
  10. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  11. 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.
  12. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.