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“It’s very hard to explain the Trinity!”

April 25th, 2009 Posted in sermons

Hey everyone!

I am back in my series Essentials: What Every Christian Needs to Know this Sunday at Harvest. My topic will be “The Holy Spirit and You.” I hope you can attend or check out the webcast.

Here is an excerpt from my message in which I will talk about the Trinity.

The Triune nature of God

The Bible teaches there is one God. Yet, the Bible also teaches that the “One God” is a Trinity, not three but still one God.

The New Testament clearly distinguishes three Persons who are all simultaneously active. They are not merely modes or manifestations of the same Person.

The Father is not the same Person as the Son. The Son is not the same Person as the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit is not the same Person as the Father.

Three-in-One

There is one God, and this one true God exists in three co-equal and co-eternal Persons.

They are not three Gods and nor three Beings. They are three distinct Persons, yet they are all the one God.

They are in absolute perfect harmony, consisting of one substance. They are co-eternal, co-equal, and co-powerful.

You can’t really explain it

If we could fully explain God, then we could fully explain the Trinity,
but we can’t fully explain either. As it has been well said, “Try and explain this, and you’ll lose your mind; but try to explain it away, and you’ll lose your soul!”

8 Responses to ““It’s very hard to explain the Trinity!””

  1. Cory Wasmus says:

    I’m sure my comment will never be seen, but are we chosing to believe in something that is jot explained or mentioned in the bible?

    1 Timothy 2:5
    For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

  2. norma says:

    I cant understand the trinity but one thing i know one day when we see our god we will have all our questions answered. that is enough for me. thank you pastor greg my god countinue bleesing you.

  3. Tracey says:

    Thanks! If we understood God or the Trinity. then we would not need them.

    I am grateful that I don’t feel I have to figure it all out!!

    Thanks for all you do, Pastor Greg!

  4. Teri says:

    I thank God for you and your ministry! Your message yesterday morning was great, and very understandable! Praise God that you are feeling much better! Blessings~ Teri

  5. Paula says:

    Thank you so much for your obedience to the Father. Because of your faithful work, my heart has been lifted up to Jesus. May God overflow your cup the rest of your days.

  6. John says:

    This is very hard to explain or understand. But as long as we know that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are there, that is what’s really important.

    John Gelormino

  7. The Metcalfs says:

    Thanks, Greg! Deuteronomy 29:29. I am at peace. Many things we will never understand, and when we are, we will be flat on our face before him in all-out awe. Praise Him.

  8. Corey says:

    Excellent sermon today, Greg.

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