Trinity Sermon Illustrations

Trinity Sermon Illustrations

Norman Macleod used to sum up his Christian faith in these words: "There is a Father in heaven who loves us, a Brother-Saviour who died for us, a Spirit who helps us to be good, and a home where we shall all meet at last."

On one of the Canadian rivers, which flows through a fearful chasm, which stand confronting one another two mighty crags, whose pinnacles tower hundreds of feet into the heavens, and whose roots lay hold upon the foundations of the earth. They have been named "Trinity" and "Eternity."

So in the Christian revelation, confronting one another and inseparable from any true thought of God, there stand these two doctrines of the Christian God—his eternity, the successionless and timeless existence of the everlasting I Am, and his trinity, his threefold expression of himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Both of these ideas baffle human comprehension. When we try to grasp either one of them, the words of Job come to our lips: "Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?" (11:7). The question answers itself. When we try to behold the triune God, we feel like a man who gazes upon the midday sun.

To the great One in Three
Eternal praises be
Hence evermore.
His sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.—Anonymous

I believe in God the Father . . . and in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son ... I believe in the Holy Spirit.—Apostles' Creed.

And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.—Athanasian Creed

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