The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a "mystery." Should we presume to try to understand this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives?
The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience.
In my Lenten sermon series, The Trinity, we will explore the idea of the mystery of the Trinity. Early Christians who came to be known as the "Desert Mothers and Fathers" applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd–sounding word is “dancing”. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was: Whatever is going on in God is a flow - it's like a dance.
But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself…and He invites you, and all people to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in? If you’re ready to join the Divine Dance then join us for worship at Cornerstone Church during this Lenten Season.
Peace & Joy!
Pastor David Johnston