Trinity Sunday 2018

Athanasius and that Creed
Athanasius and that Creed

Trinity Sunday is one of my favorites of the church year… Along with Christmas, and Easter, and Pentecost. (Okay, I admit it. I like the way the entire church year helps pass THE FAITH to the next generation.)

I also know that every Sunday SHOULD include some of the teaching of the Trinity. It is important. It is incredibly rich. It is part of explaining how God is redeeming both His People and all of creation.

The problem is that there is just so much good stuff to share with each other in the future! We have to focus our attention occasionally.

I had originally intended to write a gangbuster blog posting about how nifty the Athanasian Creed is. Paul Edmund over at Brothers of John the Steadfast did a better job with all three creeds than I would have. Check them out:

Athanasian Creed according to Scripture   <–is probably best for this Sunday. I will admit that it will make many people uncomfortable. It requires “theological thinking.” That discipline takes practice and effort. If you aren’t ready for that, you are missing a treasure.

Still, other treasures still abound. Take a look at Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed According to the Scriptures

Holy Week 2018, Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX

church sign listing the services for holy week
Photo by Melissa Sindlinger

Hello there! What are your upcoming plans for the week? Lent is ending, and we get to rejoice in what God has done and continues to do in the lives of His people.

Palm Sunday is March 25 this year. Prophecies are fulfilled. Celebrations ensue. The King comes into Jerusalem, humbly riding a donkey. Our church services are at 8 AM and 10:45 AM, with Bible study in Sunday school at 9:30 AM.

Maundy Thursday is March 29. Our church services are at noon and 6:30 PM.

Good Friday is March 30. Again, our church services are at noon and 6:30 PM.

Saturday Vigil services are at 6:30 PM.

Easter services are at 7 AM and 9:30 AM, with breakfast between the services.

Galloping Along in 1 Corinthians

I guess I will never be able to claim that I am a Luddite. I took a selfie on the way to church and in Bible class.

IMG_0218IMG_0215 (1)I look so ridiculously stern in the one on the left, but I was trying to figure out how to make my phone work. I always look like that when I use the phone. And no, I do not talk on the phone. I will text and I will take pictures, I will not talk. And no, you can’t have my number.

Here’s what we covered this Sunday in 1 Corinthians. Yes, we really and truly are in chapter 2! We finished verse two and started on verse three. We are galloping along at a breakneck speed, aren’t we?

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Bible Class, Passion Sunday, 1 Corinthians 1:30

 

Whiteboard for Bible Study on 1 Corinthians 1:30

Yes, I have missed updating this for a couple of weeks. I guess you’ll just have to show up to class yourself. You can jump right in, we move slowly! http://ziontomballtx.org/

1 Corinthians 1:30 (ESV)

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

I don’t remember whether we discussed this note:

Paul traces from God (1) revelation given in His Word, (2) the acquittal won by His Son, (3) the holiness that follows for us, and (4) full salvation from sin and death. “This happens because of the righteousness of another, namely, of Christ” (Ap V 184).

 

–Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1948.

We did, however, spend some time trying to figure out whether the Greek phrase at the top of the board meant:

  1. From Him…
  2. Because of Him
  3. Both or Something Else

Are Your Plans Set?

Looking ahead to next week. If you do not church home or your own church is missing out on some of the best parts of the celebration, feel free to consider visiting at Zion in Tomball