Week Twenty-two – Verse by Verse Studies – Honoring the Trinity
Note: In honor of Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015, readings for the week focus upon the trinity.
Sunday, May 31
2 Cor. 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Prayer: Lord we want it all – grace, love, and fellowship – and in wanting it all we want all of You.
Thought for the day: Our experience of God is conditioned by our three-dimensional experience of time: time past, time present, and time future.
Monday, June 1
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: May you, God, in all your holy forms in all your holy ways appear in all of our lives.
Thought for the day: If our parents have a double claim to our lives, then our God has a triple claim on our lives.
Tuesday, June 2
Luke 1:35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Prayer: God, we give thanks for the giving of yourself in giving the Christ child.
Thought for the day: Luke has a way of telling the Christmas story so that God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all included.
Wednesday, June 3
John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another counselor to be with you forever.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for sending the counselor for us.
Thought for the day: To have and to lose the presence of Jesus would have been more than the apostles could bear. Can you say the same?
Thursday, June 4
Acts 2:33 Exalted to the right hand of God he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
Prayer: God, our Father, we thank you for the convicting power of the Holy Spirit who reminds us of our relationship to Christ Jesus.
Thought for the day: Even if some suppose conviction to be a thing of revivals long past, conviction remains the work of the Holy Spirit.
Friday, June 5
I Peter 3:18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
Prayer: Jesus, we give thanks that you gave yourself to bring us back to the Father through the Spirit.
Thought for the day: All of God sought to redeem all of humanity.
Saturday, June 6
Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism: one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Prayer: O God, we give thanks that we know you though the loving Spirit of Your Son.
Thought for the day: Where the Spirit of God is, no division can remain.