Christianity, through and through, is trinitarian in nature. The Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is central and indeed essential to the Christian faith and life. Yet, there seems to be little study, conversation, and thought on this wondrous reality of God’s nature and the way in which each Person of the Trinity relates to each other and the Christian. So I want to encourage my fellow brethren to take up this study. I want to encourage you to read and study the Scriptures with the Trinity in the forefront of your mind. As you do so, you will begin to see and grow in your understanding and appreciation of the Trinity in the Christian faith and life. Just look at these three passages, as examples, of the importance of the Trinity in relation to salvation, prayer, and worship.
Hebrews 9:14 “how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”
Romans 15:30 “I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf.”
Philippians 3:3 “For we are the real circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.”
From these few examples alone we see the essential and central nature of this doctrine in the Christian faith and life. The gospel is trinitarian; worship is trinitarian; prayer is trinitarian; etc.
I hope these things will encourage you to engage in an in-depth study on the Trinity. I therefore make these resources available to you. May you be greatly encouraged in your faith and immensely blessed as you engage in this awesome (reverential) study.
The Trinitarian Nature of Christianity (This is a simple overview of the doctrine of the Trinity, with particular focus on the practical significance of the Trinity in our faith and life. Suggested resources for further study are given at the end of the lesson.)
The Trinity (Handout Sheet) (This is simply an accompanying handout sheet if you so wish to teach on the Trinity in Sunday school or Bible study. There are also resources suggested on this sheet).