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Three in One

John 14:8-11

Questions for Children (or anyone else)

John 14:8-14
Three in One
April 19 2020

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Draw a picture of Marco Polo traveling along the Silk Road from China back to Europe carrying jewels and gold.


Why are some Christians scared to speak about the Trinity?


What are three approaches to teaching the Trinity?


How does John 14 speak of the Three being One?


How does John 14 speak of the One being Three?


Where should we expect to find the Trinity reflected in our world?

Sermon Text

John 14:8–14 (ESV)

8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”

9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.

11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

12“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

13Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

A Little Deeper

Herman Bavinck is a wonderful guide to the doctrine of the Triune God. At the end of the opening summary of his chapter on the Trinity he states,

The doctrine of the Trinity makes God known to us as the truly living God, over against the cold abstractions of Deism and the confusions of pantheism. A doctrine of creation—God related to but not identified with the cosmos—can only be maintained on a trinitarian basis. In fact, the entire Christian belief system stands or falls with the confession of God’s Trinity. It is the core of the Christian faith, the root of all its dogmas, the basic content of the new covenant. The development of trinitarian dogma was never primarily a metaphysical question but a religious one. It is in the doctrine of the Trinity that we feel the heartbeat of God’s entire revelation for the redemption of humanity. We are baptized in the name of the triune God, and in that name we find rest for our soul and peace for our conscience. Our God is above us, before us, and within us.Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation, vol. 2 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004), 256.

This three-page opening summary is available here: Bavinck Introduction to the Trinity

Songs concerning the Triunity of God and our knowledge of Him. Use them before or after the sermon. 

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