Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Trinity: God as Father

Sermon for June 16, 2019 

Read Romans 5:1-5  and John 16:12-15

It seems appropriate on this Father's day that we conclude talking about the trinity with God the Father. God the Creator.  Usually listed first when we name the trinity, God the father is an image that springs easily to mind.  In fact, in a poll of Presbyterians taken a few years ago revealed that 94 percent of those serve A "Our Father.”

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Trinity: God as Christ

Sermon for June 2, 2019 

Read Acts 1:1-11 and Luke 24:44-53

We're going to be talking about the Trinity over the next few weeks. We confess that we worship the Triune God, and yet we rarely talk about what that means. But it’s a concept that allows us to understand the inherent relational nature of our God and why that’s important. So each week for the next three week's we're going to talk about a different person of the Trinity.

And I want to begin by talking a bit about the Trinity as a whole. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches that Jesus Christ our Savior and the Holy Spirit our Sanctifier are truly one with God who made the heavens and the earth and who called Israel to be a light to all nations. God is not a solitary and self-enclosed being. Which is what we often imagine God to be. Indeed, being a solitary self-made being is what  we often aspire to be.