1. As the writer to the Hebrews affirms, what makes the Christian gospel so much better is that we are no longer dealing with “types and shadows."
  2. Sometimes I think we should be more tempted to laugh at the gospel than we are, not in derision but in sheer surprise and awe.
  3. The Trinity is a handy shorthand for all that God has done to justify sinners.
  4. As astounding as co-eternity and co-equality with the Father in majesty and glory is, this is not the most significant answer Jesus gave in this Gospel reading, not for us at least.
  5. Our daily remembrance of baptism, our daily dying and rising, is a daily joining to Jesus and His death and resurrection for us.
  6. The celebration of Trinity Sunday–the only church festival specifically dedicated to a doctrine–reminds us of the necessity of confessing that the one God exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  7. To give us God’s name, the name that is above every name, Christ gave us the exact words to say at baptism: the name of the triune God who is three persons, one God: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
  8. The Son of God is still God the Son in the Incarnation.
  9. Caleb and Scott read through the first several articles of the Smalcald Articles.
  10. Preaching is the first line of defense and catechetical offensive against these corrosive falsehoods.
  11. We encounter the triune God in various ways and unexpected places, at countless moments of our daily lives.
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