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The Father Loves And Likes You Celebration 2018 Messages!

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THEME: “Where God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Is Our Main Event and Activity!”


Full Video Playlist Of Messages on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjILC4-exBRb9leV1gqy0qGWnYAkXTK1R


Thursday, October 11th, 2018 

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by Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor, New Life Baltimore MD.

“The Heart Of Christian Faith Is God – Father, Son, and Spirit Himself!” Part1

Main Bible Passages: John 14 – 16

WatchVideo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHtpZBe3umw

Audio:

Full message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-11-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-john14-16-part1-full-message-tah.mp3”

Part1a: 37min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-11-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-john14-16-part1-part1a-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 33min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-11-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-john14-16-part1-part1b-tah.mp3”

” The most basic thing in Christianity is God – Father, Son and Spirit, who is the main event and the main activity. Since God is God – Father, Son, and Spirit, this means that at the center of everything is a relationship!…

He came into our flesh and he placed inside of our actual flesh His own relationship as Father, Son and holy Spirit. …..We are empty apart from God. We have our own natural life as he created. We have our natural relationships but those arn’t love because God is love and God has to be intimate with you in order for you to share in God’s actual love and life. So God had to come inside our humanity in Jesus Christ to place His love and life inside of our humanity so that we can actually taste of God’s real life and love…

Now we know what salvation is…..sharing in the life and love of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, being in an actual relationship with God.

The good life is built with good relationships and that is because you come from a relational God – Father Son and Holy Spirit. I encourage you to take a few dates with Him instead of screen time. Talk with your mate, or whomever else is in your room or  whomever you’re spending time with…..Talk about this God because He is the main event and activity. He is where you’ve come from and He is where you’re heading whether you like it or not  but he has placed it into Jesus for you to be able to like it and not just to like it but to love it” – Pastor Timothy Brassell


Friday, October 12th, 2018

 by Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor, New Life Baltimore MD.

Breakout: “Gospel Coaching In Courageous Conversation” Part 1 & 2

Questions and Responses

Main Bible Passages: Mal 3: 16-18

Watch Video On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxhzdKpNeIQ&t=44s

Audio:

Full message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-full-message-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part1a: 34min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-1-part1a-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part 1b: 24min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1b-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part 1c: 26min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1c-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part 1d: 24min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1d-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part1e: 27min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1e-mal-310-13.mp3”

 


Friday, October 12th, 2018

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by Ann Vinson – Assistant Pastor New Life Baltimore MD.

“You Are Not a Grasshopper!”

Main Bible Passages: Numbers 13: 33

Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MkczqlHqaE&t=7s

Audio:

Full message: 35min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-you-are-not-a-grasshopper-numbers-13,33-vinson-tah.mp3”

“We are children of the most high God. There is no higher honor than that. You have been drawn by God. What report do you have? What did God say? He has prepared a place for you. He loves you. He has you in His arms. You are His children. Go take the land. It is flowing with milk and honey. It’s yours. May the grace of God fill your hearts as we share this good news with all that we meet.” – Pastor Ann Vinson


Friday, October 12th, 2018

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by Calvin Simon – Lead Pastor New Creation Community Church – VA.

“Goodness Gracious Lord!”

Main Bible Passages: Col 1: 15-23

Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MkczqlHqaE&t=7s

Audio: 

Full message: 31min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-goodness-gracious-lord-col-115-23-simon-tah.mp3”

“God’s greatest desire for us is for us to enjoy Him. Romans 12. This is how good God is….He knows that us trying to struggle to do things for Him is not going to lead us to life, but He says, if you will just take a minute and look at the things I have done for you, that will give you that praise that you want to have in you. This God wants you to know that He has been good and He has been faithful and He has been just all your life and without Him, you never would have made it.” – Pastor Calvin Simon


Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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by Richard Andrews – Assistant Pastor New Life Baltimore MD.

“Living The Contented Life In Christ!”

Main Bible Passages: Phil 4: 1-13

Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NERjMQzKsKM

Audio: 

Full message: 50min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-13-living-the-contented-life-in-christ-full-message-phil-4-10-13-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part1a: 25min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-13-living-the-contented-life-in-christ-phil-4-10-13-part1a-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 25min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-13-living-the-contented-life-in-christ-phil-4-10-13-part1b-andrews-tah.mp3”

“For those of us who want to live contented lives, we do so by fellowshipping with God’s people (Gen 1-26). God – Father, Son, and Spirit has always existed in perfect relationship for eternity. So when they say, “let us make man in our image”, it is let us make them to relate like us…….

I need you because, I was created to need you, so when I’m looking at some other thing and I am not looking at Jesus, I need you to say, “look at Jesus”. When I am struggling with abandonment issues and my self-worth before the father and wondering what’s going on with me, I need my brother to come tell me “look at Jesus” …..

We need each other because we are created in God’s image. We were created to relate to one another because that is how God is. He is the relational God.

If you want to live the ultimate life. If you want to live a contented life, stay connected to the source of life” – Pastor Richard Andrews


 Sunday, October 14th, 2018 

by Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor, New Life Baltimore MD.

“The Heart Of Christian Faith Is God – Father, Son, and Spirit Himself!” Part2

Main Bible Passages: John 14 – 16

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO7qxlse4Fo&t=2s

Audio:

Full message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-14-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-pt2-full-message-john-14-16-tah.mp3”

Part1a: 35min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-14-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-pt2-part1a-john-14-16-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 40min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-14-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-pt2-part1b-john-14-16-tah.mp3”

“The way the Christian life works is that we begin to have a central focus on Jesus because God The Father has chosen that we won’t even see Him except in the face of Jesus! So Jesus ought to be coming out of our lips, out of our teachings, out of all that we say and do. The life of God has been centered in flesh in the person of Jesus!” Pastor Timothy Brassell

“At the centre of the New Testament stands, not our religious experience, but a unique relationship between Jesus and the Father. No one knows the Son except the Father and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him (Matt. 11.27; John 1.18, 17.25-26). This unique relationship is vividly described as one of mutual love, mutual self-giving, mutual testifying, mutual glorifying. Indeed, there is a oneness of mind between the Father and the Son, revealed supremely in the Cross, ‘to bring many sons to glory’ (Heb. 2.10), ‘that we might receive the adoption of sons’ (Gal. 4.5ff)—that we might be drawn by the Spirit into that unique life of shared communion.”—James F. Torrance

“Worship is the gift of participating through the Spirit in the incarnate Son’s communion with the Father.—James B. Torrance, Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace

The prime purpose of the incarnation, in the love of God, is to lift us up into a life of communion, of participation in the very triune life of God.—James B. Torrance

Mary Praises The Covenant-Keeping God!

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Part 1a: 16min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/2018-03-18-mary-praises-the-covenant-keeping-god-luke1-26-38-46-55-part1a-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 18min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/2018-03-18-mary-praises-the-covenant-keeping-god-luke1-26-38-46-55-part1b-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Full Message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/2018-03-18-mary-praises-the-covenant-keeping-god-luke1-26-38-46-55-full-message-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”


Main Passages: Luke 1:26-38 Luke 1:46-55


“Mary’s first experience of God’s remarkable call on her life was to be the mother of Jesus the Messiah. A young woman, probably still in her teens, Mary was confronted by the angel Gabriel with the news that God intended to use her to fulfill the greatest promise of His covenant. Mary’s response as “the servant of the Lord” becomes an example for all Christian obedience. In our own lives, we must recognize that God calls us to obedience, even when it is costly. Like Mary, we magnify the Lord through our obedience as servants of God and followers of Christ.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

From the Father, Jesus was conceived by the Spirit’s power and was born of a virgin.

Christ Connection:

In submitting to God’s plan for her life, even though it would bring suffering and heartache, Mary chose to magnify God. As a result, her faithfulness is an example to us. Likewise, Jesus magnified His Father through His obedient life, and He submitted to God’s plan, even to death on a cross, so that we could be saved.

Missional Application:

God through His Holy Spirit calls us to magnify the Lord in times of suffering so that others will see He is our treasure.

“When you find the real Mary of Scripture, the Mary of the first century, you’ll discover that she’ll be talking about Jesus and pointing us all to Jesus.”  –Scot McKnight

“Mary responded with faith. She declared herself to be the slave of the Lord, her Master. This was her identity. After all, slaves have no choices; they surrender them all to their masters. Even though there was so much that she did not know, Mary had a deep-rooted faith and trust, and that was where her submissive spirit came from. She was ready to submit to God’s difficult plan for her life. The stories of church history reveal that following Jesus costs His disciples everything. With the exception of John, Jesus’ closest followers experienced execution as the ultimate price for their faithfulness. Even now, more Christians are dying for Christ than at any time in the history of the church. We should question the trend in American Christianity that casts our faith as something easy, something that solves all our earthly problems.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German martyr, famously wrote: “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” As we listen to the Gospels, we should be ready to have our expectations challenged and values overturned. New life in Christ is not intended to be easy. Jesus never promised earthly security. His call is to “take up [your] cross, and follow me” (Matt. 16:24). And here, at the start of Jesus’ story in the New Testament, we see a young woman of faith who boldly accepted the difficult call of God on her life.” – The Gospel Project

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God Sustains Us Through Adversity!

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Part 1a: 29 min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2018-01-14-god-sustains-us-through-adversity-ezra-4-5-6-part1a-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 27 min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2018-01-14-god-sustains-us-through-adversity-ezra-4-5-6-part1b-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Full Message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2018-01-14-god-sustains-us-through-adversity-ezra-4-5-6-full-message-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”


Main Passages: Ezra 4:1-7Ezra 5:1-5; Ezra 6:13-22 


“The exiles had returned to their homeland, but this was only the beginning of the rebuilding process. As they obeyed God in restoring the temple, they faced opposition and adversity. By choosing to listen to God’s Word and not the opposition, they were able to complete the work God called them to and celebrate His work through them. As God’s people today, we are called to remain faithful to the task God has laid before us and to trust Him to transform hearts and lives, no matter what adversity we encounter.” – the Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

God – Father, Son and Spirit will sustain His people through adversity and is able to change the attitude of His opponents so His will can be accomplished.

Christ Connection:

Just as God’s people faced opposition as they sought to worship God with their obedience, Jesus faced temptation and opposition as He obeyed His Father in all things. Through Jesus’ endurance in ministry, we are empowered to obey God no matter what circumstances or trials we face.

Missional Application:

Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, calls us to participate with him in obedience to his Father, despite the words of our opponents, and to trust Him to change the hearts and minds of those who oppose our faith.

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”- C. S. Lewis

“To be called to a life of extraordinary quality, to live up to it, and yet to be unconscious of it is indeed a narrow way. To confess and testify to the truth as it is in Jesus, and at the same time to love the enemies of that truth, his enemies and ours, and to love them with the infinite love of Jesus Christ, is indeed a narrow way. To believe the promise of Jesus that his followers shall possess the earth, and at the same time to face our enemies unarmed and defenceless, preferring to incur injustice rather than to do wrong ourselves, is indeed a narrow way. To see the weakness and wrong in others, and at the same time refrain from judging them; to deliver the gospel message without casting pearls before swine, is indeed a narrow way. The way is unutterably hard, and at every moment we are in danger of straying from it. If we regard this way as one we follow in obedience to an external command, if we are afraid of ourselves all the time, it is indeed an impossible way. But if we behold Jesus Christ going on before step by step, we shall not go astray.”― Dietrich BonhoefferThe Cost of Discipleship

God Calls Jeremiah!

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Part 1a:  16min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/2017-09-10-god-calls-jeremiah-pt1a-jeremiah-1-4-10-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 18 min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/2017-09-10-god-calls-jeremiah-pt1b-jeremiah-1-4-10-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 34min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/2017-09-10-god-calls-jeremiah-jeremiah-1-4-10-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Main Passage: Jeremiah 1:4-10 

“Jeremiah was called, even before he was born, to be God’s prophet. Because his prophetic message was contrary to what his people wanted to hear, Jeremiah faced opposition and persecution. Nevertheless, Jeremiah remained faithful to God’s call despite the obstacles. In Jeremiah’s grief, we see a picture of the tender heart of God, most fully expressed in Jesus’ weeping for the unrepentant people of Jerusalem. From Jeremiah, we also learn that the God who calls us to deliver His message is the God who will empower us for His mission.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

God  [ Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] equips those He has chosen to minister in His name.

Christ Connection:

Jeremiah’s love for his people was so great that he often delivered God’s message in tears, to the point that he is known as the “weeping prophet.” In Jeremiah’s grief, we see a picture of the tender heart of God, most fully expressed in Jesus’ weeping for the people of Jerusalem who would not repent.

Missional Application:

God, through  His Holy Spirit, calls us to trust Him to overcome the obstacles we may face in carrying out His mission in our lives.

“The Lord delivers…not so that the prophet will be free of persecutions and difficulties, for we read that Jeremiah was severely afflicted. Instead, the Lord liberates one who suffers everything to overcome these tribulations rather than yielding to them.”  –Jerome (circa 345-420)

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The Father Loves And Likes You Fest – 2017 Videos

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjILC4-exBRb8Lqol6QVwTRo2Z6Mk8dWh

All Videos for The Father Loves And Likes You Fest 2017 are now available to watch on YouTube!

Theme: “Sharing In The Overflow” – John 7:37-39

“It was clear to us what God’s WORD was to us and that is – I’ve redeemed you – and I am going to redeem you! It’s OK…and You don’t have to be afraid to be vulnerable, because I have redeemed that, and I am with you now to see things restored and reconciled…..and there are ways for us to begin to participate as he shares the Spirit with us, so, really, we have nothing but a reason to say THANK YOU to God, and in the Psalms it says – ‘Clap your Hands’” – TJBrassell

The Father Loves And Likes You Fest 2017!

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Thursday, October 12th Good News Event

Opening Good News Message: GCI National Intern Development Coordinator Anthony Mullins

“Contentment And The Big Ask!”

Part1a: 25min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-12-thursday-contentment-and-the-big-ask-anthony-mullins-pt1a-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 28min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-12-thursday-contentment-and-the-big-ask-anthony-mullins-pt1b-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 53min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-12-thursday-contentment-and-the-big-ask-anthony-mullins-tah.mp3”

 

Friday, October 13th Good News Events

Introduction to Break-Out Sessions and Prayer – 5 min

Pastor Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor GCI Baltimore MD.

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-13-intro-to-breakout-sessions-prayers-timothy-brassell-tah.mp3”

  • Session 1) Anthony Mullins – GCI National Intern Development Coordinator

“Life Together: The Overflow Of Community!” – 50min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-13-life-together-the-overflow-of-community-anthony-mullins-tah.mp3”

  • Session 2) Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor GCI Baltimore, MD.

“Discerning The Signs Of Our Current GCI Times!” – 65min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-13-discerningnthe-signs-of-our-current-gci-times-timothy-brassell-tah.mp3”

  • Session 3) Bill Winn – Lead Pastor GCI Richmond, VA.

“Participating In Jesus’ Generosity!” – 38min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-13-participating-in-jesus-generosity-bill-winn-tah.mp3”

 

Evening Good News Messages

  •  1) Ann Vinson – Pastor GCI Baltimore MD.

“Are You Overflowing With The Holy Spirit?”

John 7: 37- 39 –  39min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-friday-good-news-message-john7-37-39-ann-vinson-tah.mp3”

  • 2) Richard Andrews – Pastor GCI Baltimore MD.

“It’s Good News: Jesus Is Life!” John 6- 63 –  32min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-13-it-is-good-news-jesus-is-life-john3-63-richard-andrews-tah.mp3”

 

Saturday, October 14th Good News Messages

  •  1) Calvin Simon – Lead Pastor GCI Norfolk, VA.

“Jesus Is All We Need Despite Our Feelings!” Matthew 11: 27-30 NIV – 28min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-14-jesus-is-all-we-need-despite-our-feelings-matt11-27-30-calvin-simon-tah.mp3”

  • 2) Bill Winn: Lead Pastor GCI Richmond, VA.

“Can You Here Me?” – 30min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-14-can-you-here-me-bill-winn-tah.mp3”

 

Sunday, October 15th Concluding Good News Message 

Timothy Brassell: Lead Pastor GCI Baltimore, MD.

“Return to Jesus – Your Pastor and Guardian!” 

Part 1a: 36min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-15-return-to-jesus-your-pastor-and-guardian-pt1a-matt9-35-timothy-brassell-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 44min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-15-return-to-jesus-your-pastor-and-guardian-pt1b-matt9-35-timothy-brassell-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 80min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-10-15-return-to-jesus-your-pastor-and-guardian-matt9-35-timothy-brassell-tah.mp3”

 

God’s Word To Us Going Forward – 34sec

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/gods-word-to-us-t-brassell.mp3”

“It was clear to us what God’s WORD was to us and that is – I’ve redeemed you! and I am going to redeem you! It’s OK…and You don’t have to be afraid to be vulnerable because I have redeemed that and I am with you now to see things restored and reconciled…..and there are ways for us to begin to participate as he shares the Spirit with us so really we have nothing but a reason to say THANK YOU to God, and in the Psalms it says – ‘Clap your Hands'” – TJBrassell

The King Who Fights For His People

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Main Passages: 1 Samuel 16: 1-13, 1 Samuel 17: 20-26, 33-37, 45-51

Part 1a: 31min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/2017-02-12-the-king-who-fights-for-his-people-part1a-1samuel16-17-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

Part 1b: 36min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/2017-02-12-the-king-who-fights-for-his-people-part1b-1samuel16-17-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

Full Message: 1hr

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/2017-02-12-the-king-who-fights-for-his-people-1samuel16-17-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

“In the story of David, we see that God does not judge people based on worldly expectations. David’s battle against Goliath is an example of a king’s trust in the Lord’s deliverance and of God’s faithfulness to accomplish a decisive victory for His people. God’s people needed a warrior-king to defeat the enemy on their behalf, and in the story of David, we see glimpses of the promised king we need, as well as an example of obeying God from a heart on fire for Him.” – the Gospel Project

Theological Theme: God – Father, Son and Spirit’s people need a warrior-king who will defeat the enemy on their behalf.

Christ Connection: In David, we see a picture of courageous faith in God’s power. We also catch a glimpse of the bigger story of the Bible and the coming King- Jesus Christ – whom no one would have expected or picked to win the victory, but through His death and resurrection, He is mighty to save.

Missional Application:  As God’s people who have been forgiven through the power of the cross and by the Holy Spirit, we don’t pursue the nations in judgment but with the message of grace, that all may hear the good news and be swept up into the glorious love and grace of God.

“What is required—what Jesus Christ continually requires—are rocks like this who are certainly not perfectly untainted people, who are perhaps seriously objectionable in many ways and will have much to answer for, but are nevertheless ready to do something quite specific, to render obedience to a specific word by undertaking a specific service. In the church of Jesus Christ, there is not only waiting, there must also be those individuals who are continually hastening, watching, rising where they are called to, with all the perils that entails. The church could not do without them, and the church cannot do without them today either. And now in this hour, the text puts this question to each and every one of us: And you, are you not also called to obey in a specific way? To be sure, we must examine ourselves to see whether we are ready to obey the orders of Jesus Christ, or whether the appeal we are now hearing might not come from some chimera within our hearts. But equally, let us examine ourselves to see whether it is not the result of our cowardice and unbelief if we not assume this specific task, this specific act of obedience to which we are summoned! (55)” – Karl Barth – Reading Karl Barth: The “Bremen” Sermon

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Deborah, God’s Woman of Wisdom

Deborah - Judges 4-5

Part 1, 26min.:https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/16-12-11-deborah-gods-woman-of-wisdom-part-1a-judges-4-5-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

Part 2, 26min:https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/16-12-11-deborah-gods-woman-of-wisdom-part-1b-judges-4-5-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

Full Message:https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/16-12-11-deborah-gods-woman-of-wisdom-judges-4-5-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

Theological Theme: Faithfulness is expressed in using our gifts for God our Father’s purposes, trusting in Him for victory, and giving Him glory for whatever we accomplish.

Christ Connection: Deborah was the chosen leader of God who not only rescued her people but also ruled with wisdom. Her life points forward to Jesus Christ, the Wonderful Counselor whose kingdom is marked by justice and righteousness.

Missional Application: God the Holy Spirit (as God’s Gift of Himself to us), empowers us to participate with him through the use of various gifts in the service of edification (of those who belong to His family) and in evangelism (of those who do not know Him).

*picture courtesy of lzymtn.com

The Loving Lawgiver

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Pt. 1https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/16-08-14-the-loving-lawgiver-pt-1-exodus-19-20-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

Pt. 2https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/16-08-14-the-loving-lawgiver-pt-2-exodus-19-20-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

 

Theological Theme: God the Trinity’s law reflects His good character and His desire to be first in the lives of His people.

Christ Connection: As the sinless Savior, Jesus is the only One who has loved God – Father, Son and Spirit – completely and honored His name in all things. Through His perfect work on the cross, He has become our Sabbath rest.

Missional Application: The Triune God calls us to live in a way that pleases Him and puts on display His purpose for humanity.

*photo courtesy of coonapc.com

The Wilderness Test

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https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/07-10-16-the-wilderness-test-exo-17-1-7-1-cor-10-1-6-tah-guest-vinson.mp3”

Theological Theme: God’s goodness is expressed through His sustaining grace toward His people.

Christ Connection: Moses struck the rock instead of the people, and water flowed for the people’s salvation. Jesus is the Rock who was struck for our salvation, the Rock whose living water satisfies us forever.

Missional Application: God calls us to testify to His goodness in providing for us.

*photo courtesy of pastorgraphics.com

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