In less than four weeks away, March 14-16, Berean Baptist Church will be hosting a conference on the nature of God’s tri-unity. In essence, we seek together with you to study the scriptural declarations that there is only one God who is revealed specifically through the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
People in Idaho Falls express quite a variety of different viewpoints on this subject: atheistic, polytheistic (various forms), Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, evangelical, oneness Pentecostal, Messianic and orthodox Judaism, Unitarian, and Jehovah’s Witness. etc. Perhaps, you might have questions related to biblical monotheism and the Trinity. Maybe, you have been talking on this very subject with some of your extended family and/or friends. We would encourage all of you to attend the five teaching sessions connected with this conference. Let’s examine, learn, and grow together. Investigate as a Berean. Test everything that I would say with the scriptures. There is no doubt in my mind that we will all come away with a new sense of awe over the presence of God in our midst in this city.
We will be intentionally designing Q & A and fellowship times into the discussions during this conference. And for your interest, here are some suggestive titles for the five sessions in order to whet your appetite: (1) YHWH and monotheism, (2) The plurality of God in the Tanach, (3) The Father, Son, and Spirit among the disciples and the charges of post-apostolic Greek corruption, (4) Creaturely analogies offered to explain God’s Tri-unity, and (5) The Tri-unity of God’s nature applied to our personal, family, and church life in the city.
I would ask you to do the following:
- Pray for God in His grace and power to give us understanding as we seek to know Him more. I read this morning in Proverbs, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Pray that His Holy Spirit will control all the details related to this conference.
- Email me back if you are attending. Share with me the number of people who might be coming with you. This gives us an idea of the number of handouts that will need to be printed. By the way, the conference is free admission. We desire everyone to come and enjoy the time of study and worship.
- If you are excited about this extended time of focusing on God, spread the news to others in Idaho Falls and the surrounding area.
And I leave you with this triadic priestly blessing from Numbers 6:24-26,
“The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
Let Joshua A. and Misha G. sing it for you in this youtube video. And then hear it once more with Mishna and her papa here.
desiring to magnify the name of the LORD,