The Magnificent Story Week 3

Follow along with the Sunday Message

The Magnificent Story: Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness & Truth.

The Great Blizzard of 2018


The Magnificent Story Calendar

April 22        Chapter 3    

April 29        Chapter 4

May  6         Chapter 5    Confirmation Celebration

May 13         Chapter 6    Mother’s Day

May 20         Chapter 7

May 27         Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Fungchatou Lo

June  3         Chapter 8

June 10        Chapter 9    Conclusion


Post Blizzard Questions:

Who has a cleaner house?

Who is more amazed at the God of creation?

Who is not so amazed at the Wisconsin God of creation?

The Magnificent Story.

Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness & Truth.

Chapter 3 – Participating in the Trinity


Imagine: What does God look like to you?


“What words would you use to describe God?”


“What words would you use to describe Jesus?”


John 14:9 (ESV)

Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. … 

Experiencing Abba Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit

through Beauty, Goodness & Truth



Beauty is “that which, when seen, pleases.”


Goodness is “that which, when experienced, benefits.”


Truth is “that which, when encountered, works.”

(Reality is what you bump into when you are wrong.)




One in Three, Three in One


Deuteronomy 6:4 (ESV)

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.


Ephesians 4:4-7 (ESV)

4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.



Galatians 4:6 (NLT)

And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”


The Gifts of Baptism & Communion



“True prayer must be trinitarian: we pray in the Spirit, through Jesus, to the Father.”



Rublev Trinity icon



How do you react to the idea the Trinity

is inviting you to come to the table?



Always One


Creation, Salvation, Glory



Abba Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit

Beauty, Goodness & Truth




Soul Training Exercise: Truth


Bonus practice: sign of the cross



Next Week:  Chapter 4 – Bathing in Beauty


Beauty never stays. Beauty never fully satisfies.


The Weight of Glory