1. The epistle text from Colossians 1 declares how the great drama of redemption and human history ends.
  2. As the church year ends, we are not give a vision of Jesus on His throne, ruling over a new creation. Instead, we see Jesus ruling from the cross. His grace comes in the midst of suffering and pain.
  3. We look forward to the return of Christ, which fills us with hope that there really is an end to this marathon called life.
  4. That is the task of preaching in these last weeks of the Church Year, to enable the people given to our care, to praise God from the perspective of the end when our Lord will return in glory bringing us into His Kingdom of glory.
  5. Preachers and church workers must also hear the gospel preached to them.
  6. The Gospel outpaces all would-be and eventually fleeting identity-makers and brings in the truth of a renewed-in-Christ humanity.
  7. When God does not give you a life free from suffering, He calls you to look for Him in the midst of suffering. There you find Him doing His work, giving you words to speak and promises to hold onto.
  8. Only by faith can we believe the mystery that salvation in all it various forms comes through Jesus, the Son of Righteousness.
  9. Peterson would have us see each sermon embedded in the community of the faithful. No sermon stands alone because its context is not merely the liturgy, much less an online livestream, but the life together of God’s people.
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