1. This is an excerpt from chapter 6 of Scandalous Stories by Daniel Emery Price and Erick Sorensen (1517 Publishing 2018).
  2. What we do much less of, even in Christian circles, is recognize just how pervasive sin is, such that it has thoroughly corrupted us.
  3. The gospel is for sinners – both the tax collector and Pharisee, both in need of the Great Physician.
  4. Applying the pressure of law to ensure you do not to take grace for granted squeezes the life and power out of the gospel.
  5. Heaven is yours now.
  6. Sin is a heavy thing to bear. Its jacket is shame, its medals are guilt.
  7. Your champion steps forward.
  8. Christ's resurrection does not merely negate the bitterness of sin; it changes it into a source of divine sweetness, embodying the promise of a new life for us and a restored existence overshadowed by heavenly hope.
  9. God demonstrates his great love for us in the actions of Jesus, who came down into the flesh and soaked up all our sin.
  10. Yes, Christmas brings joy, but no less danger
  11. Lewis takes us to the planets to satisfy our cravings for spiritual adventure, which, as he says, “sends our imaginations off the Earth,” in the first place.
  12. This is an excerpt from “Finding God in the Darkness: Hopeful Reflections from the Pits of Depression, Despair, and Disappointment” by Bradley Gray (1517 Publishing, 2023).
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