1. Sin affects body and soul, right down to the core of our humanity. It calls for a drastic cure, for extreme measures.
  2. The outward sins we do all begin with Sin hidden in our hearts. But we cannot see that, it has to be revealed to us by a spiritual scan, an MRI from above.
  3. Jesus is taking the Law and setting it forth in such a way that we get a good look at what is going on in us.
  4. The season of Lent gives almost unparalleled opportunity for preachers to placard before their auditors the Cross of Christ and beckon Christians to take up their cross and follow Him.
  5. Cliché preaching may be symptomatic of shallow, consumerist culture, perpetuating a problem rather than the solution.