John 3:1-17, Divine Birth through Faith

[May 31, 2015] Today is Trinity Sunday, which in our current church calendar falls on the Sunday after Pentecost. Jesus, having suffered and risen from the dead, ascended to “the right hand of the Father” and poured out the power of the Holy Spirit on his qahal, those in Israel who had gathered . . . → Read More: John 3:1-17, Divine Birth through Faith

Matthew 28:16-20, Faith in the Triune God

[June 15, 2014] Today being Trinity Sunday, I want to focus on one clause in the so-called Great Commission. Matthew’s entire gospel was designed to come to a head at this particular point. From these words we can see what Matthew was up to all along: he was providing a basis and instruction . . . → Read More: Matthew 28:16-20, Faith in the Triune God

Luke 5:27-39, Following Jesus into a New Beginning

[May 26, 2013] Trinity Sunday: Today we celebrate the Tri-unity of God. I do not intend here to explain the doctrine of the Trinity, as I did last year and on numerous other occasions, but instead to pick up on the assertion in Matthew 28:19, that we are baptized into the Name . . . → Read More: Luke 5:27-39, Following Jesus into a New Beginning

Matthew 10:5-42, The Mission Discourse

[June 3, 2012] Today is Trinity Sunday, the beginning of the season of the church. The church calendar year falls into two halves: one half stretches from Advent to Pentecost in which we celebrate our Lord Jesus; the other half stretches from Trinity Sunday to Christ the Victor Sunday in which we . . . → Read More: Matthew 10:5-42, The Mission Discourse

Matthew 4:1-17, The Lord's Temptation and Choice

Trinity Sunday

[May 18, 2008] Trinity Sunday (today) comes right after the church is baptized in the Holy Spirit to carry out its mission of witnessing to Christ. On the day of Pentecost, not only were the disciples filled with the Holy Spirit, but they also baptized three thousand more disciples in water. . . . → Read More: Matthew 4:1-17, The Lord’s Temptation and Choice