1. Help comes for those who cannot help themselves. When we bottom-out and come to the end of ourselves, that is where hope springs.
  2. The Savior wasn’t always forthright with his intentions behind using and relaying certain parabolic narratives.
  3. The Gospels function like literary essays, composed with a specific thesis and purpose in mind. Each account of Jesus’s life acts as a treatise to show us something about the person and work of the Savior.
  4. This is no isolated or obscure fragment of New Testament writing. Contained within Paul’s correspondence to Philemon is one of the most striking portraits of the gospel ever recorded.
  5. Have you ever really thought about how crazy your salvation is? You may have never thought of it in those terms, but truly, your redemption and rescue from eternal damnation is a jarring truth, one that should spawn tears of joy and shouts of praise.