There was no lamb on the table because the Lamb of God was at the table. Jesus was the main course.
Jesus is doing all this not because he needs it but because the man needs it.
Now you do not need to help people, but you want to help them, to resemble the One who did so much for you, to bring him delight.
If you want God to be your Saviour, you have to replace what you have already looking to as a saviour.
faith in Jesus instead of in oneself
I am a King, but a King going to a cross; and if you want to follow me, you have got to the cross too.
Give me what I don’t deserve on the basis of your goodness
Outside-in will never work, because most of what causes our problems works from the inside out.
Are you trying to hurry Jesus? Are you impatient with the waiting? Let him take you by the hand, let him do what he wants to do. He loves you completely. He knows what he is doing.
If you know that he did not abandon you in that ultimate storm, what makes you think he would abandon you in the much smaller storms you’re experiencing right now?
When Jesus says, “I am the Lord of the Sabbath,” Jesus means that he is the Sabbath. He is the source of the deep rest we need.
Almost always, when we first go to Jesus saying, “This is my deepest wish,” his response is that we need to go a lot deeper than that.
Religion is advice on how you must live to earn your way to God. The gospel is not advice. It is a gift that you receive by sheer grace.
What he has enjoyed from all eternity, he has come to offer to us.