From The Pastor At St. Paul's UCC, Freeburg, IL

May 18, 2008 – Trinity Sunday – Mt. 28:16-20; 2 Cor. 13:11-13

This coming Sunday is one of the few in the Protestant lectionary cycled that’s devoted to a doctrine rather than to an event in salvation history. The readings are chosen because they reflect the Trinity – Jesus names them in Matthew 28, Paul’s benediction does too.

The word “Trinity” doesn’t appear in the Scripture. The doctrine itself was formulated in the early 3rd century in response to the charge that Christians were not monotheists, and to help explain how Jesus was divine.

Here’s my question for any who wish to help me write this Sunday’s sermon: what difference does the Trinity make to you? Or has it made any real difference in your daily walk?


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