1. Jesus’s story in Luke 16 draws definitive attention to whom God helps — namely, God always comes close in order to help those who cannot help themselves.
  2. While midnight might seem long, the mercy of God assures us that the morning will come.
  3. Grace comes for every foolish, self-absorbed sinner, for every “Nabal,” and announces that there is one who has already taken it upon himself to shoulder all of our wrongdoing, paying the price for it through the sacrifice of himself.
  4. How can we be sure that we are getting a “solid spiritual diet” and not a “milky” one?
  5. Help comes for those who cannot help themselves. When we bottom-out and come to the end of ourselves, that is where hope springs.
  6. The Savior wasn’t always forthright with his intentions behind using and relaying certain parabolic narratives.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.