Shipley Church Self-Service
Sunday 7th June 2020 Trinity
One of the most difficult but fundamental concepts within Christianity is the belief that God is three separate persons, yet is still a single God, ie. The doctrine of the Trinity. The Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God, each with distinct roles of equal importance but existing together as only one God. There is no analogy in Nature which humans can compare to the Trinity. Arguably, the village church is also three-things-in-one: a Meeting Place, a Building of Special & Historic Interest, and a House of Prayer. As a consecrated place that has been cared for and adorned in Christ’s name by countless devoted men and women of past generations, its significance and beauty should bring you to your knees! As a focus for prayer and the teaching of the Christian Gospel, our country church – standing in this tranquil part of Sussex since the Knights Templar enlarged it, re-built and fortified it in the 12th century – is a glorious landmark, not just in the literal sense, but of our culture and of our history. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace. (2Corinthians 13. 11-13)
Hymn for the Day
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all. Amen
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