The Gospel Storyline

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Out of the cross comes the resurrection.
Out of weakness comes real strength.
Out of repentance and admitting
you are weak comes real power.
Out of giving away and serving others
comes real strength.
Out of generosity and giving . . .
comes real wealth.
That’s the gospel storyline.

–Tim Keller

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The worse thing is not the last

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The gospel story line

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Out of the cross comes the resurrection.
Out of weakness comes real strength.
Out of repentance and admitting
you are weak comes real power.
Out of giving away and serving others
comes real strength.
Out of generosity and giving
your money away comes real wealth.
That’s the gospel story line.

–Tim Keller

It’s not for the living

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Grace . . . works
only on the untouchable,
the unpardonable,
and the unacceptable.
It works, in short,
by raising the dead,
not by rewarding the living.

–Robert Farrar Capon
Kingdom, Grace, Judgment

The way out of the grave

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Christianity has had
a series of revolutions
and in each one of them
Christianity has died.
Christianity has died
many times and risen again;
for it had a God who knew
the way out of the grave.

–G. K. Chesterton
The Everlasting Man

A passion for life

[T]here is nothing inherently wrong with the physical world and bodily life. Nothing in the world God created caused our alienation and provoked the groan of all creation. None of the groan we feel is from our essential existence in the world, but rather from our broken existence in the world.

The world is good. The world has been broken,
but full freedom is coming.

This should free us to rejoice in the present. The Spirit’s nearness does not causes us to despise the world but join in God’s profound love of it (cf. John 3.16).

… Jurgen Moltmann has said, “God’s blessing enhances vitality and does not quench the joy of living. The nearness of God makes this mortal life worth loving, not something to be despised.”

In the Spirit of the Resurrection we participate now in the renewal of life and rejoice in the vitality and passion for life He gives.

–Richard Liantonio

He quietly emerges

No life, no ideal, no person has ever been subjected to such criticism and even hatred, and yet he quietly emerges through the conflict as resplendent as when he emerged from the dark tomb on Easter morning.

–E. Stanley Jones (1884–1973)

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