The Family of The Trinity
Within the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit there is nothing but unprecedented, unparalleled perfect family? Do you know why?
Because there is no sin. There’s no jealousy. There’s no conflict. There’s no disrespect. There’s no lying. There’s no hiding. There’s no blaming. There’s just love: perfect love, perfect unity, perfect communication, perfect affection, perfect adoration, perfect connection.
There are so many values that exist within the Trinity. Here are five that we want emphasize:
God as trinity means that God is a united family.
Unity: We work hard at working together.
The Greek word is ‘Spoudazo’: to lunge forward as a sprinter across the finish line.
Some people work hard keep peace to avoid dealing with family problems. God wants us to work hard to make peace in order to correct family problems. The bond of peace means that there is communication which pulls people together in community.
God as trinity means that God is a trustworthy family.
Trust: We choose to trust and believe in each other.
There is a satanic spirit in our world that says, “I can’t trust anyone other than me. And I won’t listen to anyone other than me. And I won’t follow anyone other than me because I don’t believe that anyone is better than me.”
Jesus didn’t have that attitude. He went where the Father sent him. He did what the Father instructed him. And he said what the Father taught him, and he did so gladly.
God wants us to grow in our ability to trust others.
When we believe in Christ we are placed into one body. Part of the reason we are placed in that body is to learn to trust each other.
God’s ‘understanding’ that we are trusting Him for, often comes through other people.
The Gospel is about trusting God and other people.
A trustworthy family isn’t a perfect family; it’s an imperfect family that believes in each other.
God as trinity means that God is a transparent family.
Transparency: We are open about what we’re not good at, and what we are good at.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have no secrets. They have hidden nothing. They live in complete, open, authentic, and transparent lives. To them, it’s not one thing with one group, and another thing with another group. They don’t lie, because they can’t, and because they know about one another.
For us, this means we’re open and honest about our sin, and our fear, and our failure, and our hopes, and our longings, our dreams, our expectations, and struggles, our strengths, our weaknesses, and our doubts.
God as trinity means that God is a humble family.
Humility: We yield to one another.
The trinity is never jealous of one another.
Do you know that there has never been a day when Jesus was jealous of the glory and honor and praise that was being lavished upon the Father?
Do you know that there is never a day when the name of Jesus is preached and worshiped in song that the Spirit stands back and covets that glory?
Do you know that God is altogether humble - The Father, Son, and Spirit - they live for the well-being of the other?
They live to honor, to glorify, to cherish, to serve, to exalt one another. We should do the same within the body of Christ.
God as trinity means that God is a courageous family.
Courage: We’re willing to say yes and take big risks.
From the beginning of time the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit have taken big risks on people.
To be courageous means to be fearless and full of endurance. We are here today because the early church was fearless and endured through great hardship to see God’s family established and growing. We as believers today want to see God’s family continue to grow.