Oct 24

The Difference Humility Makes

There once was a man who sat in church and heard the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector at prayer in the temple. And after the service was over, the man went over to the Sunday School class he attends each week. In Sunday School, they started off—as every good Sunday School class should do—by talking about the morning worship service and the sermon and the gospel reading. And the man said, “You know, I am so glad that we follow Jesus Christ, and I am so happy that we know that we are not saved by works. I thank God that we are not like those Pharisees who kept pestering Jesus all the time.” Continue reading

Jun 01

Witnesses of the Trinity

The mystery of the Trinity lies at the heart of our Christian faith. The Trinity is who God is: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, three Persons, neither mixed together nor divided into separate parts; all equal, yet none identical with each other. To be the children of God, as John tells us we are in his first letter, is to be children of the Triune God, the God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Continue reading