1. The gospel is for sinners – both the tax collector and Pharisee, both in need of the Great Physician.
  2. For you who are struggling to navigate grief, to cope with pain, or breathe through anxiety, the gospel announces that there is a person whose heart throbs for you.
  3. Jonah’s biggest blunder was a failure to understand that God’s grace is always undeserved and always falls on those who are unworthy of it.
  4. Don’t get in the habit (or, if you already do it, get out of the habit) of saying, “I could never talk about these things the way my pastor does.”
  5. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  6. We are the fruit that grows from the branch, which extends from the trunk of the tree, which is rooted in the soil that it grows out of, which is all Christ.
  7. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.
  8. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.
  9. My goal here isn’t to selfishly reflect on all the reasons I will miss Rod because I know that if you are reading this, you may miss this man, too.
  10. The essence of what it means to be a son or daughter of Abraham, an inheritor of the Abrahamic promise, was irrevocably tethered to faith.
  11. How’s your ticker?
  12. We still think we can sort own own problems with more money, more education, more resources, more techniques, more, more, more.
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