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. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  3. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. God demonstrates his great love for us in the actions of Jesus, who came down into the flesh and soaked up all our sin.
  7. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.
  8. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  9. Your justification isn’t a matter of “Jesus plus” anything.
  10. Yes, Christmas brings joy, but no less danger
  11. In this article Amy Mantravadi give a short but helpful summary of the differences in Lutheran and Reformed thought regarding assurance.