Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Trinity

Who is this God we worship? What does the Bible teach about God as Three yet One? How does this doctrine impact our lives today?

During this last year, I was granted the privilege of teaching multiple sessions on the biblical doctrine of the Trinity to audiences of ministers, students, churchmembers, and interested guests at two major conservative Southern Baptist churches in north Texas.

Between August and November 2012, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, where Dr. Jack Graham is Pastor, opened its doors on Wednesday evenings for thirteen biblical sermons/lessons on the Trinity. During April 2013, Birchman Baptist Church, where Dr. Bob Pearle is Pastor, opened its doors during its Expresso services on Wednesday evenings for four biblical sermons/lessons on "The Trinity in Simple Biblical Language."

You can gain a flavor of these sessions through the four podcasts that have kindly been made available by Birchman Baptist Church:
The Trinity in Simple Biblical Language, Part 1
The Trinity in Simple Biblical Language, Part 2
The Trinity in Simple Biblical Language, Part 3
The Trinity in Simple Biblical Language, Part 4
These lectures will serve as the basis for a forthcoming book of some 15 chapters on the Trinity to be published by B&H Academic in Nashville, Tennessee.

2 comments:

  1. Dr. Yarnell,

    Looking forward to buying a copy of the book. I will be preaching on "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth" starting the 2nd Sunday in July. I wish your book or notes were currently available as I prepare to drill down into the meaning and application of what did Jesus mean when He told the woman at the well that God must be worshiped in spirit and truth(John 4: 23-24).

    It appears in this text that God the Son is instructing this woman to worship God the Father, whom God the Son identifies as a Spirit being. Jesus said, "But when the comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me"(John 14: 26). Without an adequate and proper understanding of the Trinity, I believe it is impossible to worship God in Spirit and in truth. One can be saved, and not fully understand or appreciate the breadth of understanding with regard to the Trinity, but based on the texts I referenced, I seriously doubt that one can offer worship pleasing to God without this understanding. That's why your book is so important; at least from my perspective.

    Thanks for making the podcast available. But, how I wish I had the notes and the book. Thanks for blessing the body of Christ with these important and necessary lessons in "Simple Biblical Language."

    Dwight McKissic

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  2. I'm excited to listen. Thanks for sharing.
    Darla

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