Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Being an elder

  • Who are you? The roles of elder, pastor and congregation +

    Todd Nighswonger of Cornerstone Simi Church, talked about the role of elders, pastors, and the congregation living in community. http://storage.cornerstonesimi.com/sermons/audio/11_103_A_People_of_Worth_pt3.mp3 Read More
  • A Letter from an Elder Completing His Term by Kevin DeYoung +

    At our Consistory meeting last week I asked all those whose terms were ending to share a few reflections and Read More
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SylviaCeltic prayer has a strong Trinitarian tradition. God was God of all of life, so Triune God was involved in everything, from rising in the morning, to tending the sick cow, to banking the fire in the evening.

The simplest, most classic trinity prayer comes from the collection called Carmina Gadelica, first written in 1866 from the oral tradition.
I am bowing my knee
In the eye of the Father who created me,
In the eye of the Son who purchased me,
In the eye of the Spirit who cleanses me.
Mrt was stirred to write my own Trinity prayers in the midst of my needs for every day. I consciously brought all of God into all of my day. I dug into the Bible to see the threefold expression of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I was blessed to discover how active he is in our world as he relates in blessed Trinity to his children in the fullness of who he is. How well do you know God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?
Living In The Fullness Of The Trinity, is an invitation into the rich harmonies of our Triune God. Enjoy eight excerpts of the 175 triplets of declaration in the book.

Read these declarations of truth about the majesty and supremacy of God, but don't just read them. Delight in them. They are for intimacy, not just information. Selah. Pause. Don't be so jaded by familiarity that you miss these heart-stopping revelations of God. Let all three Persons of his being plant this deep within you in awe and reverence and wonder. Ask him to show you how to take in the sublime revelation of who he is. Let your spirit receive this from God and then respond from a full and overflowing heart. Don't move on to the next triplet until each one is deep within you.
I am lifting my heart to...
The Three of Intimacy
The Three of Redemption
The Three of Power
Exclaim "How great you are!"
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He is Gardener, Vine, and Fruit.
I thrive in his hands.
The Father is the gardener, the vinedresser. John 15:1
The Son is the Vine, we are his branches. John 15:5
The Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit in us. Gal 5:22-23, 25
Be intentional to stay connected to him.
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He is God of desert places.
I am grateful that...
The Father led his people as his sheep in the desert. Ps 78:52, Isa 48:21
The Son defeated the tempter in the desert. Matt 4:1, Luke 4:1, 14
The Spirit was the fullness of power for the desert. Luke 4:1, 14
Ponder his power in your life.
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He is goodness.
I rest in him because...
The Father stores up his goodness for us. Ps 31:19-21
The Son is the Good Shepherd. John 10:11
The good Spirit leads and instructs us. Ps 143:10, Neh 9:20
Lean into his goodness.
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He is King of Glory.
I am overcome with wonder that...
The Father is the King of glory. Ps 24:10
The Son is Christ in us, the hope of glory. Col 1:27
The Spirit is the Spirit of glory and of God on us. 1 Peter 4:14
Bow your heart before his glory.
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He is Maker of heaven and earth.
He is the first cause of everything.
The Father is the Maker of heaven and earth, from whom our help comes. Ps 121:2
The Son upholds all things by his powerful word. Heb 1:3
The Spirit, the Breath of the Almighty, who made us, breathes his breath into us, and sustains our life. Job 33:4, John 20:22
Thank him for his sustaining care.
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He is all-powerful.
I acknowledge his might.
The Father sent his glorious arm of power to divide the waters before his people. Isa 63:12
The Son destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light. 2 Tim 1:10
The Spirit is the power by whom Jesus taught, healed, did mighty miracles and preached the gospel on earth. Luke 4:14
Be blessed in his sovereign rule.
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He is the God of victory.
I take confidence that...
The Father is Lord of hosts, God of angel armies. Ps 24:10 NKJV
The Son disarmed all principalities and authorities, triumphing over them by his cross. Col 2:15
The Spirit is the sword of spiritual warfare. Eph 6:17
Shout, "Hallelujah!"
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Take this Trinitarian understanding into your daily life, into your praying and living. Let these triune truths wrap themselves around your heart and spirit as well as your mind.
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all" (2 Cor 16:14).

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

  • Magnificent

    Few songs capture the entrancing, humbling, overwhelming awe I experience in the presence of God. Magnificent, a song by U2 Read More
  • Effortlessly

    Effortlessly, Love flows from God into man, Like a bird Who rivers the air Without moving her wings. Thus we Read More
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Audio & Video

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The Hit List

  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophecy, by Dr. Wayne Grudem +

    A fascinating discussion of the nature of prophecy in the 21st century, by Wayne Grudem. He became Research Professor of Read More
  • Baptism in and Filling with the Holy Spirit: a talk by Wayne Grudem +

    Thoughtful, considerate discussion of the role of the Holy Spirit in a Christ-centered life. Read More
  • The Relationship of Husband and Wife (Part 1): Wayne Grudem +

    What does it mean to be a husband? What is the role of the wife? How did God originally intend Read More
  • Part Two of Wayne Grudem on Husbands and Wives +

    This is part two of Wayne Grudem's discussion of the relationship of husband and wife in marriage and in creation. Read More
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Gems

  • The Community of Jesus +

    What does it mean to be a Christian? Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, makes a compelling Read More
  • Life as an Alien +

    Timothy Keller, the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, provides an inspiring portrayal of what the church is supposed Read More
  • Real Living +

    The Community of Jesus by Tim Keller-notes from a blog Keller takes us through the sermon on the Mount focusing Read More
  • Does God Control Everything?: Tim Keller sermon +

    Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, has an insightful discussion about free will, pre-destination and God's omnipotence, Read More
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