Summary: In this last sermon in the series, we tackle the question of the Trinity.
A. The story is told about a little girl who was drawing a picture in Sunday School.
1. Her teacher asked her what she was drawing.
2. “I’m drawing a picture of God,” the little girl responded.
3. “But nobody knows what God looks like,” her teacher said.
4. The little girl replied, “They will when I’m finished!”
5. Oh, how we wish it were that simple!
B. Another story is told of a little boy who came home from Vacation Bible School and told his mom that the VBS teacher had said that God is everywhere.
1. “That’s true,” his mother said.
2. The little boy asked, “Is God in the oven when it’s hot?” “Yes,” replied his mother.
3. The little boy continued, “Is God in the cupboard?” “Yes,” said his mother.
4. “How about in the fridge when the door is closed and the light is off?” “Yes,” said his mother.
5. “How about in the sugar bowl?” asked the boy, as he took the lid off the bowl.
6. “Well, I suppose he is,” answered his mother.
7. At that, the little boy slammed the lid on the bowl and triumphantly announced, “Got him!”
8. Obviously, the little boy had a lot yet to learn, and so do we!
C. Too often, we view God just like this little boy.
1. We think that God can be put into a neat little package that we can understand and that we can control.
2. But that’s not how it works.
3. Ultimately, we don’t completely understand God, and we never will, and we surely don’t control God and we never will.
D. “On January 7, 1855, C. H. Spurgeon, the 20 year-old minister of New Park Street Chapel, Southwark, England, opened his morning sermon with these words:
“It has been said by someone that ‘the proper study of mankind is man.’ I will not oppose the idea, but I believe it is equally true that the proper study of God’s elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father.
There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity. Other subjects we can compass and grapple with; in them we feel a kind of self-content, and go our way with the thought, ‘Behold I am wise.’ But when we come to this master science, finding that our plumb line cannot sound its depth, and that our eagle eye cannot see its height, we turn away with the thought that vain man would be wise, but he is like a wild donkey’s colt; and with solemn exclamation, ‘I am but of yesterday, and know nothing.’ No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than thoughts of God...