1. On this episode of Preaching the Text, Steve Paulson and John Hoyum discuss Christ's parable of the wedding garment.
  2. While we wait in tribulation for our white robes (or pants) to be washed in the blood of the Lamb, we confess to one another our seen and unseen stains.
  3. It’s not our eloquence or persuasive rhetoric that changes hearts, but the Word of God that pierces through the hardened shells of unbelief and breathes life into the dead bones of sinners.
  4. This is the Christian word: grace. Such grace is found only with this Lamb who is also our Shepherd.
  5. The Lord knew how it felt to be a rejected stone.
  6. Paul is writing as a man who has already lived a life of law-keeping while denying the resurrection.
  7. I hate to break it to you, but "are" is not an action verb. "Are" is a being verb.
  8. As disciples of Jesus, our righteousness cannot be performed before others, because our righteousness was already performed by Jesus.
  9. If you interpret James, as most do, as an encouragement toward proving your faith by your works and then say it is your "favorite" then you are proclaiming that your favorite thing about the Christian faith is the practical outworking, the proving your faith by your works.
  10. To believe God is love and thus loves you is a miracle wrought by the Holy Spirit.

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