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Trinity Sunday

 

John 3:16-18 New American Bible

John 3:16-18 Bible Gateway New International Version

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him

might not perish but might have eternal life.

 

 

The Holy Trinity is made up of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  God the Father sent his only begotten Son to earth to die on the cross so that our sins would be forgiven.  God the Father says your sins will be forgiven, if you believe in his Son, Jesus Christ.  If you believe in his Son, Jesus Christ, then you will have life everlasting. How joyous that you will be able to see God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit when you get to Heaven.

God made you in his image.  You are his child.  God is inside your body and soul.  When you disobey his commandments, you are hurting God.  When you help others, it makes him very happy.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, said, “What you do unto others, you do unto me.”  When you hurt another human being, you are hurting Jesus.  It makes him sad.  When you are kind to others, you are being kind to Jesus.   It makes him very happy.  Jesus said that whatever you ask for in his name, his father would give to you.

The Holy Spirit gives you love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, friendliness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  These gifts help you be a Godly person.  The Holy Spirit also gives you knowledge and wisdom to solve your problems in a way that shows your love for God and his people. All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit give you strength to overcome your bad habits, and follow the path to Heaven.

God asks you to believe in him and ask him for help.  When you pray, ask God to send you the power to overcome your weaknesses.    When you talk with God in prayer, thank him for his many gifts.  All of your actions should reflect the love and mercy of your heavenly Father.  Because God loves and forgives you, you are able to love and forgive yourself and others.  The Holy Trinity...God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit work together to help keep you on the path leading to eternal life. 

Say the “Our Father” and thank God for giving you knowledge and wisdom to stay on his path.

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”

            

                  

Copyright ©2002, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards