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Trinity and Salvation

A poetic response to Eph. 1:3-14 I’ve tried to find freedom I’ve tried to find salvation I’ve tried to find peace But just found depression Trying to find a way to cope Feelings of being alone and lost Living without joy, no hope Continually striving, but at what...

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From Abandonment to Hope

“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” (Matthew 11:19) Growing up, some of my fondest memories were connected to the dinner table. It...

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Trinity and the Resurrection of Jesus

Mark 16:1-8, Acts 2, Romans 1:1-4, 1 Corinthians 15 As Americans, we love victories. We share our minor triumphs in life, hoping others will join our celebration. Cities joyously celebrate the big wins by sports teams. Monuments are erected to those who lead...

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Trinity at the Death of Jesus

In His final moments on the cross before He died, Jesus cried out His last words, as recorded in Matthew’s gospel account. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) This is a stark contrast from the scene of Jesus’ baptism where the Father proclaimed...

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Trinity at the Temptation of Jesus

Listen to these poisonous words... “Is it really true that God said…?” The tiniest, darkest crack of unbelief seeps into Eve’s fortified castle of faith and topples it into the self-destruction of doubt. Similar words were hissed by the very same Tempter into our...

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Trinity at the Baptism of Jesus

We should tremble at the baptism of Jesus. At His baptism, we see the Triune God dramatically at work on our behalf. But what exactly happens? The Son Identifies with Man John's baptism was for sinful, rebellious Jews. It was a call to repent of their sins and be...

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Trinity in the Birth of the Savior

“‘Look! The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will name him Emmanuel,’ which means ‘God with us.’” (Matthew 1:23) In our culture, we celebrate the birth of Jesus as a magnificent and beautiful event – God WITH us – the Holy Spirit sent by the...

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God is Trinity in Blessing and Judgement

Upon reading Genesis 18, we see a stark juxtaposition of blessing and curse. Beginning with Abraham hanging out inside his tent, trying to stay cool, he sees three travelers. The Bible tells us that this is the Lord God. Orthodox Christianity holds that these three...

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God is Trinity at the Tower of Babel

Humanity’s relationship with God suffered greatly after the Garden. People continued rebelling and God sent the Flood. How did humanity respond? Genesis 11 speaks of a united humanity arrogantly attempting to build our own pathway to the heavens. “Come, let us go down...

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