Posts tagged with ‘Holy Spirit’

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The Best Conceptual Explanation of the Trinity I’ve Seen

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The Trinity is easily one of the hardest concepts to navigate in Christianity. For some, it can even be a barrier to accepting Christianity. If you’ve ever found yourself in that awkward conversational dance when you have to explain how God could be three entities at once, let me share with you the best conceptual explanation of the Trinity I’ve […]

The Church is Not a Drive-Thru Restaurant

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Paul describes the unity and diversity of gifts in the body of Christ by saying: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each […]

Love, Lover, and Beloved

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“The following dissertation concerning the Trinity, as the reader ought to be informed, has been written in order to guard against the sophistries of those who disdain to begin with faith, and are deceived by a crude and perverse love of reason.”(1) Thus begins Augustine’s dissertation on the Trinity, written for those whose perverse love […]

Church Yeast

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Another parable spake he unto them; The Kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened. Matthew 13:33 Only bakers really appreciate the usefulness and function of yeast. Bread made without it stays flat and compact, and it is not particularly […]

Think as Jesus Taught

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Pray without ceasing. 1 Thess. 5:17. We think rightly or wrongly about prayer according to the conception we have in our minds of prayer. If we think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts, we think rightly. The blood flows ceaselessly, and breathing continues ceaselessly; we are not […]