Follow along with the Sunday Message
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?
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