1. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  2. The grass withered for them too, but they held on to God’s Word. They knew that was eternal, so they lived in it. They lived in his forgiveness.
  3. Good works do not give us a righteousness that exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees. Rather, good works result from righteousness given by the good work of the Righteous One on the cross.
  4. The love God showed for us in the death of his Son continues in us because we remain his children as long as we are incorporated in the body of Jesus through faith.
  5. War is a plague, but sometimes it needs to be fought to protect from greater plagues.
  6. We have the freedom to joyfully participate in neighborhood fun with the love of our neighbor in mind.
  7. Perhaps if we indulged our Christian freedom around them, they would come to see that “the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
  8. When those who are serving joyfully and willingly are instead encouraged to complain that they are carrying the load for the rest of the body, all hope is lost.
  9. So bondage meets freedom, and God becomes our Master through Christ.
  10. Papa was an incredibly stimulating man who was full of life and made life rich for those found in his path.
  11. “My Old Man” is the story of a single father, a grossly flawed character, told through the eyes of his son who can’t help but love him.
  12. Quid pro quo, you scratch my back and I will scratch yours. It tends to be the way we humans operate.

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