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The Triune God Of Grace who Whispers!

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Part 1a: 28min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/2017-06-18-the-triune-god-of-grace-who-whispers-pt1a-1kings19-1-18-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 30min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/2017-06-18-the-triune-god-of-grace-who-whispers-pt1b-1kings19-1-18-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 58min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/2017-06-18-the-triune-god-of-grace-who-whispers-1kings19-1-18-tah.mp3”

Main Passage

1 Kings 19:1-18

“After the events on Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah succumbed to discouragement and despair. In response to Elijah’s circumstances, God revealed Himself. The God who sent down fire from heaven in a bold and spectacular display of His power is the same God who whispered to Elijah in a quiet moment of sustaining grace. God strengthens us in our despair, challenges the lies we believe, and then ministers to us through His Word and through His people. As the recipients of God’s grace, we, in turn, rely on His power to deliver His message of comfort.“- The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is gracious to reveal Himself to His people.

Christ Connection

Elijah was a prophet who faced persecution and opposition from those who rejected God. His example points forward to Jesus, the greatest prophet, who endured opposition for delivering God’s Word.

Missional Application

God- through His Holy Spirit, calls us to rely on Him for the strength we need to deliver His message.

“Life is often not as straightforward as we would like it to be. In the midst of such a period of life, Elijah forgot the truth of God’s power over Jezebel. Like many of us, he responded to his threatening circumstance by running away…..Everyone faces the disappointing sting of failure in some way or another. We do not need to beat ourselves up for our moments of despair, nor deny them. Yet we cannot stay in them forever…Depression can skew how we see truth, and we are extremely vulnerable to this when under duress and fatigue. 

I’ve found that it is good to allow myself room for disappointment but also not to forget to allow God room to minister to me. I need to remember what God has done for me: in large ways, such as offering the gift of salvation and giving me hope in Jesus Christ; in small ways, such as caring for and ministering to me daily. 

As the body of Christ, we must be available to minister to one another in these times. We must encourage people to draw closer to the body of Christ, but sometimes we must take time away in solitude with God and His Word, so the Lord Himself may minister to us. Our example here is Jesus, who frequently drew away from the crowds to pray and be alone with God.

Whether Elijah fled his situation out of fatigue, fear, lack of faith, or disappointment, he still ran. But even in his despair and running, God was still there, ministering in truth and love.”- The Gospel Project

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The God Who Answers With Fire!

the god who answers with fire

Part 1a: 21min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017-06-11-the-god-who-answers-with-fire-pt-1a-1kings-18-17-39-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 22min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017-06-11-the-god-who-answers-with-fire-pt1b-1kings-18-17-39-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 43min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017-06-11-the-god-who-answers-with-fire-1kings-18-17-39-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Main Passage

1 Kings 18:17-39

“On Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah demonstrated the stark contrast between the demand placed on our lives by pursuing false idols and the resources God provides for us to pursue our relationship with Him. In the end, one pursuit leaves us bled out and used up; the other pursuit builds us back up and ministers to us so we can minister to others.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

False gods demand strenuous effort and sacrifice, but the true God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit,  is known by His grace and power.

Christ Connection

The prophets of Baal danced and slashed themselves before the altar, thinking they must bleed in order to express their devotion. But the true God is different than false gods like Baal. He expressed His devotion to us by sending His Son—Jesus Christ—who bled and died for us so that we could receive His grace through faith.

Missional Application

God- Through His Holy Spirit, calls us not to hesitate or be hindered by idolatry but to join in His mission of turning people’s hearts back to Him.

“The god who answers with fire will challenge the source of your faith. God has started a work in you that He is faithful to complete.” – Pastor Richard Andrews

 

Celebrating God’s Songs, Word, Work, and Return!

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Part 1a: 25min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017-05-28-celebrating-gods-songs-word-work-and-return-pt1a-psalms1-100-110-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 33min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017-05-28-celebrating-gods-songs-word-work-and-return-pt1b-psalms1-100-110-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 58min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017-05-28-celebrating-gods-songs-word-work-and-return-psalms1-100-110-tah.mp3”

Main Passages:

Psalm 1, Psalm 100, Psalm 110

“Psalm 1 sets the stage for all the psalms, showing us a vision of God’s people who delight in God’s Word. Psalm 100 shows how the Psalms call us to celebrate who God is and give thanks for what He has done. Psalm 110 points forward to the coming Messiah, who will make all things right. As we read and pray and sing the psalms, we identify with the people of God who offer our lives in worship for His great name.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

Worship is bringing glory to God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His Word, His works, and His promise.

“The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express that same delight in God which made David dance.” –C. S. Lewis

Christ Connection:

The psalms cover the spectrum of life. We praise God for His goodness and grace, we confess our sin, and we lament the brokenness of this world. When Jesus came, He stepped into the pain and brokenness of this world and sang these psalms with His people. But Jesus not only sings the psalms; He is the King whom these psalms are ultimately about.

“The more deeply we grow into the psalms and the more often we pray them as our own, the more simple and rich will our prayer become.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Missional Application:

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to join all of creation in praising Him for who He is and what He has done and to point others to the Messiah that they might join in worshiping the King.

“The delightful study of the Psalms has yielded me boundless profit and ever-growing pleasure; common gratitude constrains me to communicate to others a portion of the benefit, with the prayer that it may induce them to search further for themselves.”
― Charles Spurgeon, in his preface to The Treasury of David

Photo Compliments: Clayton Valley Church

Job And The Dilemma Of Suffering!

jesus the ultimate answer

Part 1a: 25min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-05-21-job-and-the-dilemma-of-suffering-1a-job1-6-22-guest-marra-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 31min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-05-21-job-and-the-dilemma-of-suffering-pt1b-job1-6-22-guest-marra-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 56min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-05-21-job-and-the-dilemma-of-suffering-job1-6-22-guest-marra-tah.mp3”

Main Passages

Job 1:6-1220-22

Job 16:1-518-22

Job 40:1-5 42:7-9

“The story of Job confronts us with the question “Why do good people suffer?” And the story offers us insight into right and wrong ways to pursue the answer to this question. The suffering of Job points us forward to the ultimate answer to the problem of evil—the redemptive suffering of Jesus Christ and the promise of a world made new. And as Jesus’ followers, we seek to alleviate suffering as we walk alongside others.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, does not give us the answer to why we go through suffering, but He does give us Himself.

Christ Connection

In his time of suffering, Job yearned for a mediator—someone to stand between him and God. Jesus is the mediator who suffered, even though He had never sinned, in order to pay the price for human sin and to put an end to suffering on earth.

Missional Application

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to comfort people going through a time of suffering, not by answering every question but by assuring them of God’s great love.

“Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is Himself the way” 
― Karl Barth

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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 Foolishness Of a Once Wise King!

solomon

Full Message: 24min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-05-07-the-foolishness-of-a-once-wise-king-guest-xiara-lee-tah.mp3”

Main Passages

1 Kings 11:1-13

Luke 11:31; 1 Corinthians 1:30

“Near the end of Solomon’s reign, he put foolishness on display. Solomon’s story is a reminder that all of us are capable of derailing our walk with God by making foolish choices. It is also a reminder our only hope is in the true King whose wisdom and righteousness are perfect—Jesus Christ. As believers, we repent of our foolishness, rely on God for wisdom and salvation, and then call others to trust in Him.” -The Gospel Project

Theological Theme

Foolishness is the failure to give God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit, glory in every area of life.

Christ Connection

Solomon was a king whose reign was marked by prosperity and peace. Unfortunately, at the end of his reign, Solomon’s sinful compromise led to the division of the kingdom. During His earthly ministry, Jesus spoke of Himself when He claimed “something greater than Solomon is here” (Luke 11:31). Whereas sinful choices divided Solomon’s kingdom, Christ’s righteous submission to God established a new unity for God’s people.

Missional Application

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to proclaim the foolishness of relying on our own wisdom for salvation and to lift up Jesus as the only hope.

“As Christians, we pledge allegiance to Jesus as King. We believe that Jesus, the Messiah of Israel who was crucified for our sins, has been raised from the dead and is now Lord of the universe. This means that we are to put our trust in his sacrifice and live submissively under his lordship.” –Trevin Wax

“Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God.”
—Clement of Alexandria

 

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

Solomon Builds The Temple

beacon of light

Part 1a: 22min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-04-23-solomon-builds-a-temple-pt1a-1kings5-8-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 21min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-04-23-solomon-builds-a-temple-pt1b-1kings5-8-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 43min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-04-23-solomon-builds-the-temple-1kings5-8-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Main Passages: 1 Kings 5:1-5,    1 Kings 8:10-14,54-61

“Solomon built a temple for the Lord, and that temple bore God’s name, manifested God’s presence, and represented God’s glory to the world. As Christians, we belong to the church, described by the apostles as “the temple of God.” In the Old Testament, the temple referred to a place. In the New Testament, the temple refers to a people. We are being built together as God’s residence—a beacon of light and hope to the world.”- The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

Because of the Holy Spirit’s presence, God’s people are the temple of God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit today, the people who bear His name and join His mission.

Christ Connection:

The temple was to be a place where the name of God would be upheld and the presence of God would be experienced so that the nations would know that the Lord is God. Jesus spoke of Himself as God’s temple, and in His life, death, and resurrection, He upheld God’s name, embodied God’s presence, and extended God’s mission.

Missional Application:

God through His Holy Spirit, calls us to be devoted to Him in obedience so that the original purpose of the temple can be fulfilled—the people of the earth will know our God is King.

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.”, – C.S. Lewis.

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“Jesus! : Humanity’s Participation In God’s Yes and No!”

called to belong

Part 1a: 27min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-04-16-jesus-humanitys-participation-in-gods-yes-and-no-pt1a-romans-1-1-6-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 27min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-04-16-jesus-humanitys-participation-in-gods-yes-and-no-pt1b-romans-1-1-6-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 54min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017-04-16-jesus-humanitys-participation-in-gods-yes-and-no-romans-1-1-6-tah.mp3”

Main Passages: Romans 1:1-6

Because God has said “YES, humanity, you will live!”, then he must necessarily say “NO!” to sin and everything which destroys life!

“God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is so for us that He has accomplished a HUGE NO on our behalf but it is only a NO that serves His YES!” “How will YOU respond to your resurrection in Jesus Christ?” – TJBrassell

“God is the ‘Yes’ in our ‘No’ and the ‘No’ in our ‘Yes’, the First and the Last…” – Karl Barth

Photo Compliments: http://dustoffthebible.com

 

 

Have YOU Asked Father For Wisdom Lately?

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Part 1a: 24min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/2017-04-09-have-you-asked-father-for-wisdom-lately-pt1a-1kings-3-4-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 30min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/2017-04-09-have-you-asked-father-for-wisdom-lately-pt1b-1kings-3-4-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 54min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/2017-04-09-have-you-asked-father-for-wisdom-lately-1kings-3-4-tah.mp3”

Main Passages: 1Kings 3-4

“Solomon prayed for wisdom, and God granted him incredible blessings in response. We see how he requested God’s wisdom, how he reigned in wisdom, and the blessings that resulted from his wisdom. We also see how desperately God’s people today need the wisdom and insight that only comes from walking with God.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

God- Father, Son and Spirit’s promise to make His people a light to the nations began to come true during the reign of Solomon, a king whose wisdom came from God.

Christ Connection:

Solomon reigned with great wisdom and insight, and he foreshadows the coming of a greater king— Jesus, in whom is hidden “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3).

Missional Application:

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to depend on Him for wisdom from above and to live wisely before others as a testimony to our all-wise God.

“Wisdom should not be equated with intellectual giftedness or philosophical brilliance. Wisdom expresses itself in the way one lives. Human beings do not have the capacity to acquire wisdom on their own, for that would require ascending to heaven, and thus those who are wise put their trust in the words revealed by God.”  –Tom Schreiner

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