1. Rachel was the beloved wife, to be sure, but she was not the maternal link between Eve and Mary. That blessed position belonged to Leah.
  2. Throughout the Old Testament, the seas and fish were symbols of the Gentiles. When Jesus ate fish, and called fishermen, he showed us that the mission to the Gentiles was about to begin in earnest.
  3. “Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl.” Those nine words could serve as the Bible’s subtitle.
  4. Jesus cuts right to the chase when it comes to the evil one. He calls the devil “a liar and the father of lies,”
  5. In an age when the phrase “new and improved” applies to everything from phones to marriages, when we as a nation mimic juveniles, lustily pursuing the next new thing, the worst decision a church can make is to cater to this weakness.
  6. The church’s worship should boldly and explicitly do two things: confess the incarnation and practice for the resurrection.
  7. On a recurring basis, Christians spot news headlines that signal yet one more moral collapse in society, the growing paganization of the cultures in which we live, the spread of antipathy toward the faith.
  8. We fly away to the judgment seat of God. There we shall appear before the One who knows all, before whom nothing is hidden. Do you really think you can conceal anything from Him?
  9. Real theologians can’t shut up about who Jesus is and what he’s done on your behalf. So-called theologians with little interest in Jesus may be book smart but they're Gospel stupid.
  10. There are many funeral songs I wouldn’t be caught dead singing. Why? Because my funeral will not be about me.
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