Fellow Disciples of Christ

As we celebrated Pentecost last Sunday, today we wake up to a whole

new celebration, Trinity Sunday. A day set aside to honour the Holy

Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught

in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical

passages). On Trinity Sunday, the Christian Church ponders with joy

and thanksgiving what the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have done to

accomplish the salvation of sinful humanity. It is brought to

remembrance how Christians should respond to the love God has shown

us, praising Him and giving Him glory. We remember the Father as our

Creator, the Son as our Saviour and the Holy Spirit as our Comforter.

Furthermore, as Methodist, we celebrate Aldersgate Sunday – 278

years ago, 24 May 1738, John Wesley (father of Methodism) received

an experience that changed his life and ultimately lead to the

development of the Methodist movement in Britain, Ireland, and

America. His “Aldersgate” experience is often called his “conversion.”

It was a conversion, but not in the sense we commonly understand.

Aldersgate was not Wesley’s “conversion” to faith in Christ. He was a

Christian all his life.

So as we celebrate, share with anyone about the essence of believing

in the Triune God, that is to explain, to the best of man’s ability, the

clues written in Scripture to guide us to a fuller understanding of our

triune God. The Father is God from the beginning (John 1:1); Jesus

revealed Himself as equal to the Father in John 10:30, “I and the

Father are one.” Together, they sent the Holy Spirit (John 14:26).

“For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the

Word and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7-11).