HOLY TRINITY… 5/22/2016

Mystery of Faith… (PLEASE CLICK)

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This week marks the First Sunday after Pentecost.  Remember that Pentecost is not only a beautiful reminder of the gift of receiving the Holy Spirit, but also the “birthday” of the church… us… Happy Birthday!  May God’s favor always shine down on you.

I mention the Holy Spirit to you as a gift from God… Jesus Christ was an AWESOME gift as well… knowing and having a relationship with your Heavenly Father is equally as awesome… I don’t intend to put limitations on God; however, I want to try to explain God to you… May God have mercy on me… I hope to Glorify my Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16)

I picture God as the full circle in a peace sign with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as the inner spokes…  making one symbol…

We all been given the gift of the Holy Spirit & the Apostle Paul reminds us that our bodies are a vessel for the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) for those that believe that Jesus Christ is Emmanuel (God made human), Lord, and Savior of all.  In my pictorial, the Holy Spirit is one of the inner spokes of the peace sign… BUT WAIT… THERE’s MORE…

I also put the Son as one of the inner spokes.  We are reminded that Jesus Christ is the Son of God in the Holy Gospel of John… (John 3:16)  A lot of scholars question: “How can it be that the Son and the Father is one?”

We are made in God’s image… (Gen 1:26) Truly I say to you, if you have seen the Son… you have seen the Father!  This close relationship is extremely difficult to put into words.  Jesus Christ indeed has this intimacy with the Father.  This reminds me of a teaching that Jesus Christ gave while on this earth with us. He instructed that we should do good works to glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16)…

BEAUTIFUL… huh???

WELCOME TO OUR SITE…

Welcome to a gentle introduction of Christianity…

I want this website to bring people closer to God.  I realize, that in this day and age not everyone believes in the same God or maybe not even a God at all.  That is where, I hope, this website will be a gentle introduction of Christianity.

I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS SITE…

This week marks Lent… which is a tradition of men to give up something… I went to a Lenten Service held @ St. Joan of Arc in Hershey, PA and was taught these words from Jesus Christ (Holy Gospels)

Matthew 6

Do Good to Please God

“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

The Model Prayer

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

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THIS IS AWESOME FOR MY SPIRIT; HOWEVER, MY SOUL THIRSTS MORE…

(WIKIPEDIA SAYS…)

Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement, and self-denial. This event is observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches.[1][2][3] Some Anabaptist and evangelical churches also observe the Lenten season.[4][5] Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the New Testament beginning on Friday of Sorrows, further climaxing on Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

It is easy for us to be consumed by this world and forget the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ… However, if you prefer to make things hard… keep trying…

PSALM 103

IT IS AWESOME TO HAVE WISDOM!!!

 

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(Deuteronomy 30:9-10Colossians 1:9-10)