Trinitarian Congregational Church

Category: Pastor’s Note


Pastor’s Note: The Advent of the Gospel

The Advent of the Gospel: Perfectly timed in imperfect circumstances When God says, the Advent of Christ (the coming of the Gospel, Colossians 1:5-6) was perfectly timed (Galatians 4:4; Titus 1:1-3), do we believe His sense of timing is best…

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Pastor’s note: The presumption of blessings

The Promise of Surplus In agrarian ancient Israel, the idea of bringing the firstfruits to God (read Deuteronomy 26:1-11) was an act of worship and gratitude for the gift of salvation from the bondage of Egypt and the gift of…

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Pastor’s Note: the presumption of (in)justice

“Forgive our debts” At the end of a president’s term, it is customary that a series of presidential pardons be extended to folks found guilty under the law.  We may find the system unfair, but this idea is based on…

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Pastor’s Note: The Presumption of Autonomy

Stuck in a Rut The road shown on the right can be found throughout the Mediterranean world today. The road system the Roman Empire Romans built has outlasted our best modern effort to keep our roads free from potholes (drive…

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Pastor’s note: The Presumption of Convenience

This week we tackle the presumption of convenience, how we all want to worship God on our own terms, doing what is right in our own eyes. In Deuteronomy 12, Moses articulates what it means to worship God in a…

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