1. Faith is like a horse with blinders because it only beholds God’s promise. It is obsessed with what God has already said.
  2. With Christ as the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, the future is secure already. It’s solid right now, even when the cords seem to be fraying.
  3. Fear and great joy at Jesus' resurrection! But also rejection and refusal.
  4. Through Martin Luther, God would unleash a far greater storm than the one which overwhelmed Luther on July 2, 1505.
  5. The undercurrent of Scripture is the sheer fact that Jehovah God is a God of his word.
  6. The worship service is less like servants entering the throne room to wait on the king’s needs and more like a father joining his family around the dining room table.
  7. It’s God’s power that we are dealing with here that is made perfect in weakness, not ours. God’s power is made perfect in the weakness of the cross.
  8. In the face of abject evil, these two faithfully cling to the words and truths of he alone who is Good, Jehovah God.
  9. Thomas is an illustration of the power of Christ’s resurrection.
  10. To give us God’s name, the name that is above every name, Christ gave us the exact words to say at baptism: the name of the triune God who is three persons, one God: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
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