1// What does the gospel of grace bring? God himself. And with God, his power. ‘You’re turning from God’s help to self-help.” Are you crazy!
2// Do you remember when you saw Christ on the cross, dying for YOUR sins?
3// Your efforts don’t get God’s approval. You have it. Your efforts don’t change you. They can’t.
4// Your efforts are important only insofar as they are made in cooperation with God’s resurrection power at work in you.
5// God has not promised to fix everything for you here on earth. But he has promised suffering. Why are we surprised?
6// "Doesn't God want me to be happy?" "No, not like that!" Part of our suffering in this world is unfulfilled desires.
7// The greatest miracle is the miracle of our conversion.
8// Family members get to know the Bible.
9// The law was a roadblock to the blessing of the nations. Israel jackknifed under its curse.
10// Jesus became a curse for us. I took the curve at 65mph and he crashed.