Trinity / Memorial Sunday - May 26

Sunday, May 26, 2024 10:15 AM

Trinity / Memorial Sunday, May 26

Come to worship on May 26 as we celebrate Trinity and Memorial Sunday.

Trinity Sunday celebrates the Tri-Unity of God – One God in Three Persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). Even though the word “Trinity” is not in the Bible the truth that God is Triune is in the Bible, see the Evangelical Catechism article below.

We will also celebrate Memorial Sunday, honoring those who gave their lives in service to the United States, through our Military – Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Air Force.

The Evangelical Catechism

Traditional Orthodox Edition of 1896

Question #53. What mystery about God does the Bible reveal unto us?

The Bible teaches us that in the one God there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that these three are One. Matthew 28:19; Numbers 6:24-26; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Evangelical Fundamentals, Part 2 adds this explanation.

The Bible reveals the mystery of the Trinity but does not explain it.

Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV) “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Note: “LORD” is mentioned 3 times.

Matthew 3:16-17 (ESV) “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.’” Note: “Jesus” – “my beloved Son”, “Spirit of God” and “a voice from heaven” – the Father are mentioned together.

Matthew 28:19 (ESV) “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Again “Father,” “Son” and “Holy Spirit” are mentioned together.

2Corinthians 13:14 (ESV) “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” Again “Jesus Christ,” “God” – the Father and “Holy Spirit” are mentioned together.

Numerous other verses can also be appealed to.

To deny the Trinity means to deny the divinity of Jesus Christ and therefore the supreme and central truth of the Christian faith. Jesus himself said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). The redemption through Jesus Christ is accepted by the individual through the instrumentality of the Holy Spirit, and according to Bible teachings all three persons of the Trinity are of equal rank and enjoy the same attributes.