1. Grace is God’s caring disposition toward His human creatures. And it is shown fully and purely in the work of Jesus for us.
  2. Today, Jesus' road to Jerusalem turns into your congregation. He calls you and your hearers to follow Him all the way home.
  3. Honor would be shown to the least. Power would be shown by its opposite. The way of glory was marked with humility.
  4. God’s promise never to separate us from the love of Jesus means that our security, and our confidence, and our forgiveness—even for our part in past divisions—depends entirely on His faithfulness and not ours.
  5. Our enemy is both external AND internal. Outside of us AND inside of us. It is the old evil foe who prowls around us AND the old Adam who wreaks havoc inside each of us.
  6. No longer do we read about Jesus promising to satisfy and raise and abide in His people. Instead, we encounter a Jesus who goes on the attack.
  7. Jesus, the Son of God from all eternity, the agent of creation, the Savior of all people, promises to abide IN His people.
  8. Jesus promises more than a disembodied “spiritual” existence after death. He has promised to raise our perishable, mortal bodies to immortality.
  9. In His grace, Jesus promises that all who come to Him in faith will live abundantly and eternally.
  10. The people you serve are still hanging on by a thread, which is another way of saying they are living by faith.
  11. The only one who is truly worthy of fear shows He cares for His disciples and desires to save them. Not only them, but all who are perishing.

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