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The Trinity Series
Introduction to the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit
We are beginning a new series on the doctrine of The Trinity. Has anyone ever explained the Trinity to you? The Trinity is something that is always assumed, but not often discussed, explained, or taught. The idea of One God in Three Persons – three in one – is a concept we have difficulty getting our heads around.
Many of the things that we believe as Christians, we don’t fully understand; this is true when we speak of God himself. In this episode of the Trinity series we discuss God the Father and His role within the framework of the Trinity.
Who is the most well-known or famous person you have ever met? No matter your answer, there is one person far greater than any celebrity any of us could ever meet: Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Son of God, the second member of the Trinity. Jesus is fully God. He is divine; He is eternal; He is deity. But He was also a man who lived on this earth and walked among us.
In this episode, we consider the Spirit’s role in the Trinity from the vantage point of the words of Jesus as we find them in John’s gospel. Pastor Jeff also wraps up the study on the Trinity by answering the question, “Is the Trinity practical to our lives?” This is not just a doctrine, it’s our life. This is God the Father, who loves us and gave His Son, God the Son, for us, who loves us and gave Himself for us, who loves us, and sent a Helper to us, the Holy Spirit, who now lives inside of us.
As we wrap up the series on The Trinity, we discuss a few questions submitted over the last three weeks. Is there a proper way to pray in regards to the Trinity? Dear Father; Dear Lord, Dear Jesus? Who do I really pray to? Why the sequence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit since they are one? How can you explain the Trinity in a way that kids can understand?
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