The Trinity – Applications – Part 2

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:16-17, ESV)

Yesterday in our after-breakfast Bible reading time my family and I discussed the questions for personal application, read the Bible memory passage, and sang part of the hymn with which Wayne Grudem closes Chapter 14, “God in Three Persons: The Trinity,” of his Systematic Theology. I opened this post with the Bible memory passage and will close it with the hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy” by Reginald Heber.

The previous day I’d asked the members of our family to each pick one of the six questions to think about and to start a family discussion on. We picked three of the questions. The first two focused on how the relationships in our church and the different ministries in our church reflect the unity and diversity of the Trinity, and the third considered whether the Trinity is reflected better in a church in which all members have the same racial background or one in which they come from many different races.

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who wert, and art, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see,
Only Thou are holy; there is none beside Thee
Perfect in pow’r, in love, in purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy holy namne, in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

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2 thoughts on “The Trinity – Applications – Part 2

  1. Allison

    What was the family’s conclusion about their third question? “… whether the Trinity is reflected better in a church in which all members have the same racial background or one in which they come from many different races.”

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    1. Bob Hunter Post author

      Grudem suggested that the unity of different races in Christ reflected something of the unity and diversity of the Trinity. Although I expressed appreciation for his suggestion, I said that I didn’t really agree with it. I can’t remember what, if anything, other members of the family said about it.

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