1. Confession and absolution offer more than assurance, they gift real and genuine Divine promises.
  2. The forgiveness of your sins and your reconciliation with God the Father courtesy of Christ’s cross and blood is gifted to you, for you.
  3. The gospel is a one-way rescue by God, through Jesus, for sinners, courtesy of the Holy Spirit exploding faith into an individual who is hearing the good news.
  4. There was a TV show back in the ‘90s called “Dinosaurs” that I used to sneak into the living room at night to watch.