1. We live again, not so that we will now pay our debt, but to proclaim that we live because our debt was paid!
  2. It’s the notion of mercy that leads us to the atonement, and it is the atonement that provides a foundational basis for the justification of sinners.
  3. There is only one antidote to the venom of sin and death: the Savior who becomes the serpent so that every snake-bitten-sinner might live.
  4. Jesus does not take the easy way out, but takes the hard path so that you don't need to.
  5. The irony of guilt and innocence abounds in this passage: Jesus is innocent but condemned; we are guilty but set free.
  6. This week, we are grateful to publish a series of sermons from our beloved late Chaplain, Ron Hodel. This is the fourth installment of that series.
  7. If you want something empty, the tomb is the way to go. The point of the manger is that Jesus was in it. The point of the cross is that Jesus was on it.
  8. We worry about the fact our days are as grass – so we try to scratch out a place for ourselves, to make a permanent, lasting place, to climb to higher places and succeed, more often than not, only to hurt each other in the process.
  9. Nothing stands against you. Only Christ stands now, and he is for you, more for you than you could ever know, for you like nothing else that has ever loved you.
  10. If you sit where Joseph sits, then you also face the choice that Joseph faced. Do you respond with vengeance?
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