1. I hope this Christmastime affords ample opportunities for you to publish the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  2. Led by God’s Word we can grasp why this gap exists, grows, and threatens us. Simply put, we don’t take sin seriously. We don’t take the effects of our sinful rebellion on all of creation seriously.
  3. And your life, weary and broken as it is, is hidden by God in Christ—tucked away in God’s enduring and eternally given Word, in Jesus.
  4. If this opening verse offers to us both door and doorkeeper, then the doorkeeper stands with the door held securely shut.