1. Lamentations bids us to keep this in mind, that we always have hope when we hope in the Lord.
  2. Job is given something so much more comforting than an explanation: He is assured of God’s nearer presence.
  3. Ultimately, God’s plan is not just for nations and politics. His plan is one of salvation, seen ultimately fulfilled in Christ.
  4. In order to find hope, you would have to run a marathon through your Bible to find where God reverses the curse on another tree!
  5. Through His Word, Jesus is fashioning and forming us to be His disciples who follow Him. It is important on this first Sunday after Pentecost that we remember to put worship (sabbath) first.
  6. We look on the face of God in Christ and rejoice on account of His shed blood and righteousness which sets us free to be the people of God.
  7. “Can these bones live?” God asks Ezekiel, challenging the prophet and all who have ever looked into the face of death, and calling for a response.
  8. The tree of Calvary gives life which is seen in Jesus resurrected from the dead. Blessed are those who find their life and rest in Him.
  9. During the Easter season, our redemption as Christians is proof that God, in Christ alone, is all our righteousness and strength.
  10. Every Psalm is about adoration in Christ. This psalm, with its resounding, all-encompassing call to praise, forms a glorious doxology for our Easter preaching.
  11. All the flock rejects this lamb, except the shepherd. A good shepherd, when they see this happening, takes the little lamb from the flock and holds it in their arms.
  12. Psalm 4 lived through the lives of those first witnesses to the resurrection helps us to share in their personal feelings as they experience the Easter account.

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