For many people the Trinity is a conundrum. How can the one God be three? How can Father, Son and Holy Spirit be distinct persons, but each fully God? Instead of being a delight, the trinity is seen as a logical problem. It is seen as something best left for academics to wrestle with, and not something relevant to everyday Christian life.
In the Bible however, God clearly reveals himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is what distinguishes the true God from the ‘gods’ of human religion. This is the God who is there, and with whom we relate. This is the God who is profoundly good, who is inherently loving and who has made us in his image. This is the God we worship and adore.
Each year we have a preaching series we call Doctrine for Life. The aim is to understand one of the main teachings of the Christian Faith and to see the difference that teaching makes to everyday life.
This year’s topic is Enjoying God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Through July we’ll spend a week focusing on the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The aim is to have deeper appreciation of God so we will know and enjoy Him more and more!
Part of the inspiration for this series has come from reading a short and lively book called The Good God, by Michael Reeves. If you would like to read it yourself, you can order an ebook here.
The main inspiration however, is from the Bible itself. Typical is what we call “the grace”, which reflects the goodness of God as trinity: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. (2 Corinthians 13:13)