Trinity, Carburetors, and the Athanasian Creed

Passage:Matthew 28:16-20

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Trinity Sunday - the only observance of the church year based on a doctrine rather than an event or a person. Understanding the Trinity is not easy, granted, but we live and face all manner of complex things everyday. So why do we shy away from complex things regarding our faith? Although the word 'trinity' does not appear in the Bible, clear and explicit reference to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are found throughout it. To know God is Trinity, Three in One and One in Three, will require some effort on our part. Like understanding any complex thing a starting point is needed, and the starting point for the Trinity is Jesus Christ. We also turn to the three historic Creeds of the Christian Faith: the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creed. This third creed is virtually unknown in most churches, but today we will remedy that by saying together in our worship service (BCP, p. 864). For further reading on the Trinity, for resources, and even web links to helpful videos click on the "Notes" tab in the sermon archive next to the audio tabs.