The texts for this week point us to the truths of the Trinity: One God eternally existing in three persons. We’ll see how this makes a difference to both creation and redemption. Our worship will focus on “God in Three Persons” and the visual theme will be misty waterfalls. (Several months ago I proposed an image of the Trinity that saw the Father in a mighty river, the Son in the water poured out over the falls and the Spirit in the mist that rises from the water.)
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 170604 Heart Prep
Lion and the Lamb – Leeland/Bethel
Glorious the Three – Jeremiah Carlson
Invitation to Communion:
Arise My Soul Arise – Twila Paris
Grace Alone – Kensrue
Scripture for Meditation: God in Three Persons
Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Mark 12:29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Romans 8:14-17 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1 John 4:13-15 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
John 14:16-17 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
1 Peter 1:1-2 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Bonus: Here’s a link to the playlist I put together earlier this week of Unheralded Favorites.