Sermon – God with us / God in us

by Mark Thomas

Following Deb’s sermon this morning (The Holy Spirit – God with us / God in us), here are some random thoughts.

TRINITY

I’m so glad Deb mentioned the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy – One God in Three persons (aka Blessed Trinity). It reminded me of one of my favourite words from Bible College – PERICHORESIS. This word conveys the idea of ‘mutual indwelling’ – the inner relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwelling in one another.

So what? Well, we are familiar with phrases like – ‘knowing God’s will’, ‘following Christ’, ‘being in step with the Spirit’ and others. Bring each aspect together in a trinitarian way, scholar Paul Fiddes talks of the Christian as ‘entering into the dance of God’.

Anyone for dancing?

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