Lord’s Day 8

Reuben Bredenhof

Together the church confesses our faith in the Triune God

  1. The unity of the Trinity
  2. The unity of the church

Scripture readings: John 5:16-30, John 17:20-26

Our faith and life rest in the Triune God alone

  1. He is Father
  2. He is Son
  3. He is Holy Spirit

Scripture reading:  Ephesians 2

G. Van Popta

Three great questions:

  1. Who will care for us?
  2. Who will save us?
  3. Who will renew us?

Scripture reading: John 14

T. VanRaalte

Your God calls you to trust and worship him as he is: Three-in-One

  1. He made this plan by his works
  2. He now confirms this by his Word

Scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 8:1-6, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

C. Bouwman

The God of heaven and earth is triune

  1. Two modern concepts of God
  2. Three distinct persons are one God
  3. One glorious identity of God

Scripture reading: John 3:1-21

The God too great for us to understand adopts sinful people to be his children

  1. Who this great God is
  2. What this great God does

C. Stam

The confession concerning the Triune God

Evident in:

  1. The mighty works of God
  2. The simple Word of God

B. Holwerda

The triune God, witness of Jesus Christ (1 John 5:1-13, John 17:20-26)

  1. The persons in heaven who give that witness:  Father, Son, and Spirit; and these three are one.
  2. The facts on earth through which that witness is given:  Spirit, water, and blood; and these three agree as one.
  3. The end of history for which that witness is given:  God, church, and world; and these three come to agree as one.

J. Kok

Faith in the Triune God


  1. Object
  2. Ground
  3. Purpose

The apostolic confession and the apostolic blessing (2 Cor. 13:14)

  1. The riches of both
  2. The meaning of both
  3. The need for both

R.H. Bremmer

Our faith in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

  1. So we know him
  2. So we confess him
  3. So we entrust ourselves to him

K. Dijk

God and…us

  1. We are involved in his work
  2. Through his work we know fellowship with him

The confession of the Triune God speaks of:

  1. The Father as Creator
  2. The Son as Redeemer
  3. The Spirit as Sanctifier