Sermon #6

- 2/11/2019

The Springs Vineyard
Feb 10, 2019
Theme: Experiencing the Trinity: Embracing Mystery

How can the one be three or the three be one?

Common metaphors: water exists as liquid, ice, steam, or an apple (peel, flesh, core

The fact is the Trinity is a ‘mystery’. We simply can’t explain it.

So what are we going to do when faced with a mystery?

Romans 11: 33Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

Why is it important in our relationship to God for ‘mystery’ to exist?

Gerhard Tersteegen (18th Century german mystic) “a God understood, a God comprehended, is no God!”

One of the most important things to learn as we mature and grow is this: we have to learn what we __________________.

Greek word for mystery:

Embracing mystery and paradox:

If faith needs to involve having God explain everything to us in a way we can understand it, we are going to get frustrated. And most likely, quit believing.

We believe:

The kingdom of God:

God’s healing: Faith?

One last paradox: power and weakness

Gordon Fee: “Power is sometimes attested by signs and wonders and at other times by joy in great affliction.”

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