GodSpeak: Springing into Summer – “Keeping Things Balanced”

GodSpeak for the Week after Holy Trinity Sunday – beginning May 28

“Keeping Things Balanced”


This week, we continue our “Springing Into Summer” sermon series with our annual celebration of Holy Trinity Sunday.


Day 1…Read Isaiah 6:1-8

  • Consider this – the word “holy” means “set apart for God’s specific purpose.”
  • Answer this – what are some of the qualities which make God “holy” in this passage?


Day 2…Read Isaiah 6:1-8 (again)

  • Answer this – what was the effect of the seraphim touching Isaiah’s lips with the burning coal (Ouch!) What did this do for Isaiah, that had not been there before?
  • Answer this – Why did Isaiah say, “Here am I. Send me!” (i.e., he was the only one in the Temple with God and the seraphim)


Day 3…Read Acts 2:22-36

  • Answer this – what was the effect on Peter of having the Holy Spirit descend upon him? What did it cause/allow him to do?


Day 4…Read John 3:1-2

  • Consider this – in v. 2, Nicodemus says to Jesus: “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God…” As such, there is more than one Pharisee who knows Jesus has come from God!
  • Answer this – so, if there was more than one Pharisee who recognized Jesus had come from God, why were they so determined to undermine and get rid of Him?


Day 5…Read John 3:1-6

  • Consider this – in v. 6, Jesus notes: “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” The “Flesh gives birth to flesh” part is pretty straightforward/easy to understand.
  • Answer this – what does Jesus mean by “…the Spirit gives birth to spirit,” though?


Day 6…Read John 3:16-17

  • Consider this – John 3:16 was called by Martin Luther “The Gospel in Miniature.” In it is succinctly summarized the whole of the Good News!
  • Answer this – but, what does John 3:17 add and/or amplify, that helps us better understand The Gospel in Miniature?

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