1. How Leviticus 17 is a key passage for understanding atonement
  2. God comes to us through the flesh and blood and spirit of Christ precisely where he promised to be manifest to us and for us.
  3. Although Jesus bodily ascended and is hidden from our earthly eyes, he is not far off.
  4. Maundy Thursday is your big night. For the Passover Lamb is given for you, given to you.
  5. By mandating the promise, Christ states something stronger than just an invitation.
  6. What we discover in O’Connor’s stories and Martin Luther’s theology is that God’s grace is elusive because the human heart is resistant to it.
  7. That great truth of creedal Christianity – that God is man in Christ – is not set forth for our speculative enjoyment.
  8. Through water, blood, and word, the Spirit never stops pointing us to Christ, and even more, giving us Christ.
  9. Vilification of the other is married to the justification of the self.
  10. On May 2nd, Cantate Sunday, in the year 1507, Luther celebrated his first Mass.
  11. Today, Maundy Thursday, we receive the feast of Christ’s true body and blood for us, for the forgiveness of our sins. All of them.
  12. On this Maundy Thursday, in particular, let the “for you” of Christ’s gifts dominate.
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