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26 May 2013

Sermon: Trinity Sunday (Epistle)

26 May 2013
The First Sunday after Pentecost

Title: Inconceivable! (MP3 Audio)

Wallace Shawn as Vizzini in Princess Bride Summary: God is totally beyond our understanding. Isaiah writes, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. (55:8)” Paul echoes these sentiments in this doxology (song of praise) from Romans 11.

However, we can know God through the one “who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. (John 3:13)” We know Him not only as Creator and Judge but as Redeemer and Sanctifier.

We know Him as He desires us to, by faith. We know Him not completely but sufficiently for our salvation. We know Him in Scripture, in Baptism, in Christ-centered preaching, and in the Lord’s Supper.

We know that He will raise up mankind on the Last Day and will welcome those who believe in Jesus to everlasting life. And this we can conceive, at least in part, thanks to the work of the Holy Spirit.

Text: Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”

“Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of Inconceivable!, preached to the saints of God at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Higginsville, Missouri.

NB: For some reason, a few people have had problems trying to play the inline audio if Windows Media is their default MP3 player. If this occurs, you can either change to QuickTime or another default browser player, copy and paste the link directly into a selected player, or download it to your computer, where it seems to work regardless of which player. Several folks have suggested VLC Player from VideoLAN.

Other Readings: Psalm 29; Isaiah 6:1-7; John 3:1-17

Trinity Sunday: Visit Aardvark Alley to learn more about The Feast of the Holy Trinity.

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