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The Trinity: Study Guide and Sermon

Within the one Being that is God, there exists eternally three coequal and coeternal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit(1)The following notes and resources are from a sermon surveying the Trinity.

Basic Definition 1. There is one God 2. God is three persons 3. Each person is fully God


There is One God At its core, Christianity is Monotheistic, we believe that there is one true, eternal, and sovereign creator based on the following passages found in Scripture:

Ex 8:10, 20:3-5
Deut 4:35, 6:4, 32:39
Neh 9:6
Psalm 83:18, 86:10
Isaiah 43:10, 44:6
Eph 4:6
1 Tim 2:5
1 Cor 8:4
Acts 14:15


God is Three Persons While those who practice Judaism and Islam are also monotheistic, they adhere to unitarian monotheism while Christians hold to trinitarian monotheism. Even though the word "Trinity" is absent from Scripture, this plurality of God is progressively revealed within it. We see hints of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and then the doctri…
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Fruit of the Womb

Advancements in the fields of science and medicine have led to an increased awareness of what occurs at the various stages of pregnancy.

It has been discovered that many significant developmental milestones occur long before birth. The first eight weeks following conception are when most body parts and all body systems appear and begin functioning.

Five weeks after conception, the spinal cord, brain, and heart have already started formation.

On the sixth week, the heart (with all four chambers) is pumping blood to the brain and throughout the body.


By the eighth week, brainwaves have can be recorded as well as a response to light and touch.

At 12 weeks, yawning has been observed, fingerprints have begun formation, and some bones begin to harden.

Technological advancements have provided profound discoveries in the immense development that occurs during even the first trimester of pregnancy.

And yet, as the abortion debate continues, new questions have started to surface; questions con…

Fully Known, Fully Loved

When we have people in our lives that are close to us, those individuals that really "get us", we treasure those relationships and consider ourselves to be very fortunate.

In my own life, I think about my wife, someone who is familiar with not only my ambitions and motivations but also my fears and struggles. I think about my oldest son, who shares a common interest in music, enjoys watching constant reruns of "The Office", and has a similar sense of humor.

When we say that someone "gets us",  we are saying that this person is more than just an acquaintance. This is someone who knows more than a few basics facts about us. This is someone who is dear to us because they know us on a deeper, personal level.

Today, as I was reading a verse that I have read so many times before, I found myself coming to a complete stop. So many times I had read this verse or heard someone teaching this passage with my eyes looking towards the future that I had missed a small …

America's McJesus

This week, as I sat at my computer browsing through some of the art featured in the "Sacred Goods" exhibit in Haifa, Israel, I was drawn to the sculpture created by Jani Leinonen entitled, "McJesus". Recently, this sculpture has been the cause of protests by the Catholic church in Israel, as they seek a court order to have this sculpture removed from the exhibit.

As my mind began to process the image of Ronald McDonald hanging on a cross, reminiscent of Jesus' sacrifice for sin, I recalled some of the discussions of Francis Schaeffer regarding art. In "How Should We Then Live", he spoke of how art is often a window that provides a view of how society around us interprets the world. For Christians, this means that as we examine art, listen to the radio, or watch television we should be aware that we are hearing another person's commentary on life.

This exhibit was about how consumerism has become a religion of its own. That each day, countless peo…

The Church and the Cha Cha Slide

Despite the various views regarding theology, soteriology, and eschatology, there is one thing that the majority of Christians unanimously agree on. Every Sunday, Christians all around the world (the universal church) gather together with other believers in their community (the local church) for a time of celebration, worship, and fellowship.

Week after week, year after year, various expressions of the church have been meeting since it was first established in Jerusalem, but for what purpose?

This week, one of my brothers in Christ reminded us that as believers, sometimes we need to step back and examine ourselves to make sure we focus on the complete picture of the church that we find in Acts.

In his conversation, he likened the church to our muscular system and spoke about what might happen when someone just lies in bed and eats without any exercise. His focus was not just on the amount of weight that a person might gain, but the potential atrophy that can occur when we stop using …

Resolve to Seek Him

We are two days into 2019, and if you are like many other Christians, you have resolved that this will be the year you finally stick to some sort of Scripture reading plan. There are a variety of these plans available that range from focusing on specific parts of Scripture to reading through the entire Bible once or even twice this year (if you haven't started find one here). Today, I want to encourage you not only to stick with the reading plan that you have selected but more importantly remember why you are reading... to seek Him.


On day two, hopefully, you don't need too much encouragement to pick up your Bible and spend some time reading, but a few weeks from now, your resolve might start to waver. It might be that you are pressed for time, finding it can be difficult to escape from everything that competes for your time and attention, or maybe you are discouraged because as you read things aren't as clear as you thought they would be, in fact, some of what you are re…

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Fruit of the Womb

Advancements in the fields of science and medicine have led to an increased awareness of what occurs at the various stages of pregnancy.

It has been discovered that many significant developmental milestones occur long before birth. The first eight weeks following conception are when most body parts and all body systems appear and begin functioning.

Five weeks after conception, the spinal cord, brain, and heart have already started formation.

On the sixth week, the heart (with all four chambers) is pumping blood to the brain and throughout the body.


By the eighth week, brainwaves have can be recorded as well as a response to light and touch.

At 12 weeks, yawning has been observed, fingerprints have begun formation, and some bones begin to harden.

Technological advancements have provided profound discoveries in the immense development that occurs during even the first trimester of pregnancy.

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The Trinity: Study Guide and Sermon

Within the one Being that is God, there exists eternally three coequal and coeternal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit(1)The following notes and resources are from a sermon surveying the Trinity.

Basic Definition 1. There is one God 2. God is three persons 3. Each person is fully God


There is One God At its core, Christianity is Monotheistic, we believe that there is one true, eternal, and sovereign creator based on the following passages found in Scripture:

Ex 8:10, 20:3-5
Deut 4:35, 6:4, 32:39
Neh 9:6
Psalm 83:18, 86:10
Isaiah 43:10, 44:6
Eph 4:6
1 Tim 2:5
1 Cor 8:4
Acts 14:15


God is Three Persons While those who practice Judaism and Islam are also monotheistic, they adhere to unitarian monotheism while Christians hold to trinitarian monotheism. Even though the word "Trinity" is absent from Scripture, this plurality of God is progressively revealed within it. We see hints of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and then the doctri…