Psalm 8 sets out a vision statement for how God intends to rule the world, and the church is an example of that rule.
Rather than just accept worship of all people, God is the one through whom we worship which both unites and excludes.
Denying the personhood of the Holy spirit denies ourselves the gift of a divine guide.
A persistent heresy is that we can contribute to our own salvation, whereas the truth is that God does it all for us.
The two Marys at the empty tomb exhibit Christian character born out of their deep love for Jesus. Easter gives us a chance to recommit to that love.
Community both challenges our character and causes us to grow as we move towards having the “same mind”
We develop character when we hope for more than happiness and persevere through suffering.
To live with inside out Christian character we need to be united with Christ so that we can love each other.