This week is Trinity Sunday! Join us for worship here: https://youtu.be/imiAUaBa_EM
Click here to download the Athanasian Creed, which we will be confessing together this Sunday.
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Explanation of the Week
When Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out “Woe is me!” For the sinner cannot stand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is 6:1-7). But God the Father lifted up His Son Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:1-15). This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit’s good pleasure in Baptism. “Unless one is born (again) of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God place on our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, “Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” Having received forgiveness and life from the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising the blessed Trinity, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts!” “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen” (Rom 11:33-36).
From the Pastor
Trinity Sunday is one of the latest editions to the church calendar. Unlike other festivals such as Christmas, Easter, or Pentecost, Trinity Sunday is not in remembrance of a historical event but instead of a doctrine. You can see some of the subtlety of this historical fact in the Gospel reading, John 3:1-15 (16-17), because of the central verse, John 3:5. “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” It sounds like a Pentecost verse, doesn’t it? You have the Holy Spirit and the waters of baptism together once again, just like in Acts 2.