T3 - Trinity Time Together
What is T3?
T3 is Trinity Time Together. It's a time for all of Trinity’s members and friends to grow in God’s Word together, including young and old, men and women from every age and stage of life. It’s also a time for real Christian fellowship, where we can celebrate our one-ness as brothers and sisters in Christ. There’s music, games, skits, and plenty of great conversation across the generations.
How does T3 work?
Every Sunday from 9:15 to 10:25 a.m., adults, teens, and children all gather together in the gymnasium. Each week this winter, will be focusing on a different parable of Jesus. Some of our time will be spent divided into age groups so that we can receive age appropriate teaching, but much of our time will be spent together in conversation about the Word of God we have studied. T3 is a time for us to learn God’s Word and also to share it with one another as we share life experiences where we have seen God at work in our lives.
And it can’t truly be Trinity Time Together if you’re not here!
For the 2017/2018 year, our weekly lessons in T3 are centered around the New Testament book of Romans.
It’s the 500th anniversary year of the Lutheran Reformation. And so it’s no coincidence that we have chosen the New Testament book of Romans as the year long theme for not only T3, but also our weekly sermons in church and our small groups. For Martin Luther, Romans was the game changer. In it he discovered the riches of God’s grace and mercy, heretofore missing from Luther’s understanding of the Bible and of the author of the Bible, God Himself. Paul’s letter to the Romans contains those hallmark verses that illuminated Luther’s understanding….
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus Romans 3:21-24
Romans is so rich in theology and so necessary for each and every Christian to read, learn, and understand. As the Constitution is to the American, so the book of Romans is to the Christian. Here’s what Luther himself had to say about this book:
“This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul.” from the Preface to the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans by Martin Luther
Last year, Pastor Carl told you that, upon undertaking a yearlong study of The Story, you’ll grow like you’ve never grown before. We pray that his has been true for you. The Story gave you the entire story arc of God’s plan of salvation from Genesis to Revelation. What Romans will provide is a rich understanding of God’s relationship to us through his Son, Jesus Christ. We pray that you will join us in this journey.