Kitchen Table Theology

013 The Trinity Q&A

June 28, 2020 Pastor Jeff Cranston Season 1 Episode 13
Kitchen Table Theology
013 The Trinity Q&A
Chapters
Kitchen Table Theology
013 The Trinity Q&A
Jun 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
Pastor Jeff Cranston

Podcast: Kitchen Table Theology

Podcast Series: The Trinity

Episode Number: 013

Episode Name: Trinity Q&A

Episode Length: 24:52

Episode Download Link: Click here to download episode. 

Host: Jeff Cranston

Co Host: Jen Denton

 

Episode Summary

As we wrap up the series on The Trinity, we discuss a few questions submitted over the last three weeks.  Is there a proper way to pray in regards to the Trinity? Dear Father; Dear Lord, Dear Jesus? Who do I really pray to? Why the sequence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit since they are one? How can you explain the Trinity in a way that kids can understand?

Topics We Discussed in this Episode

●     [2:55]            All prayer should be directed to our Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Bible allows for prayer to one or all three, because all three are one. 

●     [4:43]            Perhaps the best way to understand the role of the Trinity in prayer is that we pray to the Father, through (or in the name of) the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. All three are active participants in the believer’s prayer.

●     [7:36]            Matthew 28:19 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”.  That was the order Jesus used so we have adopted that order.

●     [13:06]          Illustrations like an apple, an egg, water, or the shamrock are very limiting. Because God is the Creator and everything else is creation, there is not going to be anything in our experience that is exactly like God. 

●     [18:56]         There are three persons, each person is God, each person is distinct, and there’s only one God.

Illustrations / Media

Jeff referred to this triangle image in the show today. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Think through the difference of "who" and "what":
Who are you? | Peppa | Michael | Cade
What are you? | Dog | Archangel | Human Being

Applied to God, it looks like this:

Who are you? | Father | Son | Holy Spirit
What are you? | God | God | God

Bible Verses We Mentioned in the Show

●     Psalm 5:2

●     Acts 7:59

●     Ephesians 5:20

●     John 15:16; 16:23

●     Romans 8:26

●     Jude 20

●     Matthew 28:19

●     2 Corinthians 13:14

●     Psalm 89:6-7

Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it, but applying it. 

Thanks for listening!

Show Notes

Podcast: Kitchen Table Theology

Podcast Series: The Trinity

Episode Number: 013

Episode Name: Trinity Q&A

Episode Length: 24:52

Episode Download Link: Click here to download episode. 

Host: Jeff Cranston

Co Host: Jen Denton

 

Episode Summary

As we wrap up the series on The Trinity, we discuss a few questions submitted over the last three weeks.  Is there a proper way to pray in regards to the Trinity? Dear Father; Dear Lord, Dear Jesus? Who do I really pray to? Why the sequence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit since they are one? How can you explain the Trinity in a way that kids can understand?

Topics We Discussed in this Episode

●     [2:55]            All prayer should be directed to our Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Bible allows for prayer to one or all three, because all three are one. 

●     [4:43]            Perhaps the best way to understand the role of the Trinity in prayer is that we pray to the Father, through (or in the name of) the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. All three are active participants in the believer’s prayer.

●     [7:36]            Matthew 28:19 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”.  That was the order Jesus used so we have adopted that order.

●     [13:06]          Illustrations like an apple, an egg, water, or the shamrock are very limiting. Because God is the Creator and everything else is creation, there is not going to be anything in our experience that is exactly like God. 

●     [18:56]         There are three persons, each person is God, each person is distinct, and there’s only one God.

Illustrations / Media

Jeff referred to this triangle image in the show today. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Think through the difference of "who" and "what":
Who are you? | Peppa | Michael | Cade
What are you? | Dog | Archangel | Human Being

Applied to God, it looks like this:

Who are you? | Father | Son | Holy Spirit
What are you? | God | God | God

Bible Verses We Mentioned in the Show

●     Psalm 5:2

●     Acts 7:59

●     Ephesians 5:20

●     John 15:16; 16:23

●     Romans 8:26

●     Jude 20

●     Matthew 28:19

●     2 Corinthians 13:14

●     Psalm 89:6-7

Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it, but applying it. 

Thanks for listening!