1. We assert, we herald, the truth about God becoming King of the world in and through Jesus of Nazareth alone. It is our public announcement.
  2. The sign of the cross, according to the earliest centuries of Christians, is “the sign of the Lord,” and every baptized Christian was “marked” with it.
  3. The new life Christ opened for us in His justifying resurrection, the new life into which we were baptized is a life of faith.
  4. The preacher of this text should follow the logic of the text, the divinely inspired genius of Saint Paul, and get out of the way.
  5. Nor can we see how God’s hand will guide us through every challenge of this life, we have to believe it. Afterwards, we see how it happened, but in the midst of challenges and trials, we walk by faith and not by sight.