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Pray Like Jesus- Pt 4- The High Priestly Prayer, Pt 1

With the cross approaching, Jesus paused to pray his longest prayer in all of the Scriptures. This prayer, known as The High Priestly Prayer, is recorded in the 17th chapter of the Gospel of John. Therein, we are privileged to listen to the inner dialogue of the Trinity as God the Son speaks to God the Father. This prayer is packed with deep theological and practical implications, such as faithfulness in trial, God’s goodness, God’s personhood, praying for oneself, Jesus’ eternality, His mission, resurrection, the World, the elect, perseverance of the saints, Jesus’ return to heaven, joy, and much more.

Come join us Friday, September 12th, at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale for the fourth message in Mars Hill Church‘s Pray Like Jesus series, “The High Priestly Prayer, Pt. 1.” Dinner begins at 6:00, teaching begins around 7:00. Childcare will be available.

Notes- Trinity: God Is

Each week after we watch the video sermon, I will post additional notes that Mars Hill Church provides. These notes will expand and elaborate on the many complex issues that cannot possibly be addressed in a one hour sermon. This week I am posting a portion of the notes on our blog and at the end I will post a link for the complete notes.

The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) summarizes the doctrine by saying “In the unity of the Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.” Wayne Grudem defines the doctrine of the Trinity as follows: “God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God” (Grudem, Systematic Theology, p. 226). Bruce Ware provides another helpful definition: “The doctrine of the Trinity affirms that God’s whole and undivided essence belongs equally, eternally, simultaneously, and fully to each of the three distinct Persons of the Godhead.” (Ware, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, p. 41). Louis Berkhof explained the doctrine of the Trinity under these headings:

  1. There is in the Divine Being but one indivisible essence.
  2. In this one Divine Being there are three Persons or individual subsistences: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. The whole undivided essence of God belongs equally to each of the three persons.
  4. The subsistence and operation of the three persons in the divine Being is marked by a certain definite order.
  5. There are certain personal attributes by which the three persons are distinguished.
  6. The Church confesses the Trinity to be a mystery beyond the comprehension of man. (Berkhof, Systematic Theology, pp. 87–89)

Complete notes for Trinity: God Is.


Video- Trinity:God Is

Until I can figure how to embed video right here on the blog, I’ll be linking directly to the Mars Hill video page for each sermon.

Trinity: God Is



Trinity: God Is

On Friday, April 4th, we will begin our video series on Doctrine with the sermon Trinity: God Is, preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church on Sunday, March 30.In the sermon, Mark defines the doctrine of the Trinity as:

The Trinity is one God who eternally exists as three distinct persons-Father, Son, and Spirit-who are each fully and equally God.

Come and join us as we listen to Mark teach on this central doctrine. Dinner begins at 6:00, teaching begins around 7:00. Childcare will be available.

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