Apple Pie Monkey Bread

The Trinity & Monkey Bread

John 14:7 (easy)

If you really know me, you will know my Father also. From now on, you do know him, and you have seen him.

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For me, one of the most confusing topics in the Bible is the Trinity; God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. It seems nearly impossible to wrap my mind around the idea that they are all one, yet separate. I struggle to understand the purpose of each “part” of God, and to be honest, I don’t really know if all 3 have equal weight and importance.

I’ve also found it difficult to find good information to study this topic more in order to learn. Most of the details I find confuse me further. If you feel the same way, I’m here to share an excellent breakdown that finally answers and explains a lot of the questions I have. The information is given is a way that’s not confusing, and it really changed my understanding.

Below, you’ll find the devotional from Day 2 of the “Who is the Holy Spirit” Reading Plan by Switch, published in the Bible App. I hope it helps to unpack some of your unanswered questions like it did for me.

“Who is the Holy Spirit” by Switch – Day 2


“Is the Holy Spirit the same as God?

Before we dive too deeply into how the Holy Spirit can help us, let’s take some time to figure out exactly who He is. Where did He come from? Is Holy Spirit just another name for God? How is He different? All great questions.

Imagine as far back in time as you can. Before earth. Before our universe. God was there. But He wasn’t alone. Well, not exactly.

God has three different forms. There’s God the Father, or just God for short. Then there’s Jesus, God’s son. And there’s the Holy Spirit. Mysteriously, all three are different, but they’re all 100 percent God. Each one uniquely expresses God’s nature to us, but none is greater than the other. In Christianity, this three-in-one concept is formally known as the Trinity.

When you read your Bible, it can seem like Jesus first came on the scene as a baby 2,000 years ago. Then, out of nowhere, the Holy Spirit appears in the book of Acts. But the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have been hanging out together as far back as you can imagine.

In Genesis, when God created everything, it was actually the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit working together. Now, you might be wondering, if all of them are God, what’s the point of having three? Another great question.

While Jesus was on the earth, He was only obeying His Father. He didn’t do anything on His own but only what He saw His Father do. When His curious disciples asked Him to show them the Father, He said, “If you’ve seen me, then you’ve seen the Father.” Basically, Jesus was telling them that He was God in physical form. God the Father has no physical form, but Jesus is God with skin on. Through Jesus, the love of God became something tangible we could see and feel.

But, as Jesus’ time on earth was nearing an end, He made a promise. He told His followers it would be best for them if He went back to Heaven because then God would send them the Holy Spirit. In the same way that Jesus became the body of God in tangible form, the Holy Spirit revealed Himself as the mind of God living inside of us.

So, the Holy Spirit leads us to the truth. He’s the very mind of God, available to you at all times because He lives within you when you choose to follow Jesus. He’s the voice that fills your head with God’s thoughts. Intimate. Close. Personal.

In His physical form, Jesus couldn’t engage with people at the level of thought. That’s why He said it was better that the Holy Spirit come. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about Jesus’ promise and what it means for you.”

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What questions do you have about the Trinity? Does this devotional help to answer some of those questions or help you to better understand?

Pray

That the incredible power of the Trinity would work in your heart and life today.

Monkey Bread

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

Serves 6 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray a bundt cake pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Dice apple into small cubes
  4. Combine flours, egg, baking powder, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and almond milk and mix until combined
  5. Batter should be sticky, biscuit texture
  6. In a ziploc bag, combine granulated sugar and apple pie spice
  7. Pull apart small pieces of the biscuit mixture and drop into the ziploc bag
  8. Shake the bag so that the pieces get covered in the sugar mixture
  9. Remove dough pieces and place in a large mixing bowl
  10. Repeat these steps until all the pieces are covered in the sugar mixture
  11. Add chopped apples to the mixing bowl and gently mix
  12. Transfer the dough to the bundt cake pan and pour melted coconut oil on top
  13. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center
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Tips & Tools

If you’d prefer to cut down your cooking time, you can use canned biscuits instead of making your own dough. Simply remove the biscuits from the can and tear into small pieces, then continue following the recipe as listed.

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