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Communion’s prayer, Sunday of Trinity
Week from 12 to 17 June 2017
“The Trinitarian God sets free”
Introduction: On the day of Pentecost, the revelation of God is complete, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit or The Trinitarian God. God the Father gave us, human, a special statute when He created the world. For it is written: “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground” Gen 1:27-28. Because we fell in sin, we were separated from God, as it is said in Gen 3:1-8. So He gave his Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior and the Holy Spirit to be our Guide to righteousness for salvation. Indeed, it is written: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” Eph 1:7. In that respect, Jesus stated: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” Jn 8:36. And He gave us a great promise when He foretold the gift of the Holy Spirit, saying: “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, He will testify about me” Jn 15:26. No one can know, unless the Spirit reveals Him to them (Rom 8:9).
Monday 12: God does not want the sinners to perish.
“For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord” Ezek 18:32a.
Reading 1: Jn 3:16-17; Reading 2: Ezek 18:30-32; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Ezek 18:31-32. Other references:
– “So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy” 2 Kg 5:14.
– “Jesus straightened up and asked her, ‘woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ ‘no one, sir’ she said. ‘Then neither do I condemn you’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin” Jn 8:10-11.
Tuesday 13: God delivers from sin. “No one who is born of God will continue to sin” 1 Jn 3:9a. Reading 1: Rom 8:1-4; Reading 2: 1 Jn 3:1-10; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Jn 3:9. Other references:
– “Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘see, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for” Is 6:6-7.
– “For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything” 1 Jn 3:20.
Wednesday 14: God’s love saves the sinners. “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” Jn 15:13. Reading 1: Rom 5:6-11; Reading 2: Jn 15: 12-17; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Jn 15:12-13. Other references:
– “Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him, and afflicted… and by his wounds we are healed” Is 53:4-5.
– “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” Jn 3:16.
Thursday 15: God sets men free through His Words. “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” Rom 1:16. Reading 1: Mt 8:5-13; Reading 2: Rom 1:15-17; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Rom 1:16. Other references:
– “For they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body” Pr 4:22.
– “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” Heb 4:12.
Friday 16: God delivers the sinners through the forgiveness of their sins. “He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins” 1 Jn 1:9b. Reading 1: Mt 9:1-8; Reading 2: 1 Jn 1:1-9; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: 1 Jn 1:9. Other references:
– “Come now, let us reason together’, says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” Is 1:18.
– “Some men brought to Him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘take heart, son; your sins are forgiven” Mt 9:2.
Saturday 17: God sets men free through faith. “Rise and go; your faith has made you well” Lk 17:19. Reading 1: Heb 11:23-29; Reading 2: Lk 17:11-19; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Lk 17:19. Other references:
– “They replied, ‘believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household” Acts 16:31.
– “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” Heb 11.6.
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