Search ResultsThe Holiness of the Triune God This Trinity Sunday commentary by James C. Howell on Romans 8:12-17 and Isaiah 6 discusses the Trinity as love and describes the holiness of God's presence in worship respectively. The Oneness and Allness of God, Part 1 The oneness of God expressed in Ephesians 4:4-6 is core to Christian theology. How do you understand the oneness of God? How do you understand the Triune nature of God? The Being and Doing of the Trinitarian God In this blog studded with cultural references, the author notes that the Trinity Sunday texts (Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 8) are not blatantly Trinitarian; instead, they ask about the action and the life of our Trinitarian... In Honor of St. Patrick The examples of Joseph and St. Patrick illustrate the mystery and majesty of God’s redemptive sovereignty. People who have experienced some particular trauma in life to end up ministering to others who suffer that same trauma.... Trinity This sermon illustration drawn from the work of Frederick Buechner considers the mysterious nature of the Trinity and the centrality of love at the core of God’s being. This Day God Gives Me Two versions of the hymn "This Day God Gives Me" ("The Breastplate of St. Patrick"). The first is an upbeat, Irish folk arrangement with fiddle and the second is set to the famous, Scottish melody "Bunessan." In Honor of St. Patrick Mark Roberts summarizes the life, conversion, and ministry of St. Patrick, comparing his experience of God's sovereignty to that of Joseph (Genesis 50:20). Included is the prayer known as the "Breastplate" attributed to St. Patrick. Correct or Connected? On Purity Defining Christian purity as "participation in God's purity/holiness," this article by Mara Joy Norden on 1 Thessalonians 4:7 discusses how purity is unachievable through morality or correct beliefs. Purity requires communion with God and each other. The Threefold Nature of God Fred R. Anderson dives deeply into the rich theological truths of the Trinity, and helps us understand the person and work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the church and the world. Being the Presence of Christ In this article, Daniel Vestal discusses the transforming presence of Christ through the resurrection and the ways in which God's presence is embodied and mediated in this world. Ascension, Holy Spirit, Trinity, and Love This set of Catholic homilies focuses on the joy of loving (John 15:9-17), evangelism and the ascension (Acts 1:1-11), the Risen Lord's presence (Acts 1:15-26), the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-11), and the Trinity (Romans 8:14-17). How Jesus Changed Our Understanding of God Reflecting on Scriptures and church history on Christology, Scott Hoezee, David Bast, and Han-luen Kantzer Komline remind us that what we believe regarding the divine nature of Jesus has serious implications for Christian worship and practice.... Full Text Hymns on God's Threeness This Day God Gives Me©
The Virtue of Reliance In this collection of homilies for the month of May (Year B), David Endres reflects on a number of themes, including reliance on God (John 15:1-8), the Sacraments (Acts 1:1-11), and the mystery of the Trinity... The Trinity and Preaching: Speaking With Integrity In this article, Michael Pasquarello discusses employs trinitarian "logic" to explore how the incarnate son reveals the nature of the triune God. Through Jesus' humiliation, God is shown to be "a communion of self-giving love." God Is Greater than Our Hearts This sermon by Frank Thomas is based on 1 John 4:16-20 and is called "God Is Greater than Our Hearts." Created Out of Love Exploring a variety of theological perspectives, Rick McKinley speaks in this video about how a Trinitarian understanding of God will help us to comprehend God's love, God's judgment, and God's creation. Creation and the Trinity Preaching notes by Doug Bratt on Proverbs 8:1-4; 24-31: Creation occurred in the presence of the Trinity, with Wisdom giving direction and counsel, in order to make us wise for flourishing in the creation. Waltzing With the Trinity Discussing the doctrine of the Trinity, this article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell describes the "community of love" that exists within God and how to create trinitarian "symbols, metaphors, and analogies." Getting the Whole Picture: The Trinity Utilizing a "familiar picture cut up into three puzzle pieces" to represent the Trinity, Virginia Goodman's children's sermon on 1 Corinthians 8:6 discusses how God exists in three parts: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Inseparable Operations Discussing the doctrine of the Trinity, this article by John W. Martens on John 16:12-15 draws on the writings of Augustine and Basil of Caesarea to explain that each person of the Trinity functions inseparably.