Our Entire Being Depends on the Holy Trinity
These are the readings for Holy Trinity Sunday.
God’s Word for This Week
We like to think that we can take care of ourselves. God has given us many talents and gifts so that we can provide for ourselves and our families. And yet we shouldn’t forget that God is the one who ultimately provides all things. Apart from him, we can do nothing. If it weren’t for our Triune God—our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier—we would be absolutely helpless and hopeless in our lives. Yes, apart from him we wouldn’t even exist. Our entire being depends on the Holy Trinity.
First Lesson – Genesis 1:1–2:3
How did God create most everything in this universe?
Almost everything in creation was brought into being simply by God speaking his powerful Word.
What clue do we get in Genesis 1:26 about God’s unique makeup?
He says: “Let us …,” indicating his unique makeup of being one God yet multiple persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Why is God’s creation of human beings so unique?
God created Adam from the earth and breathed the breath of life into Adam. This account shows us how special human beings are in the eyes of God.
Second Lesson – 2 Corinthians 13:11-14
Why are the key words of the apostolic blessing in verse 14 so important to our lives as Christians?
The word “grace” reminds us that God loves us because of the type of person he is and not the type of people we are. His “love” is undeserved and unearned; it’s free. And through his love and the working of his Spirit in our hearts and lives, we are brought into “fellowship” with him. Our relationship with God is entirely his doing.
Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20
According to Jesus’ words, what has been given to him?
Jesus declares that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to him. The exalted Jesus, now even according to his human nature, has control over all things.
How are we to make disciples for Jesus?
Jesus says that we should baptize in the name of the Triune God and teach everything that he has commanded. That’s how disciples (pupils) are made.
What promise does Jesus give his disciples?
He tells us that he will be with us always, even to the end of the age (until he returns again). He gives us a big task—to preach the gospel in all the world—but he also gives us big promises!