But, our love for God and His gift of the Holy Bible lead us onward into a continual discovery of His nature and character.
In an attempt to explain the essence of God in the Holy Trinity, one of the most beautiful documents ever to describe God was written in the year 500 A.D.
We know it today as the Athanasian Creed.
But this is the faith: That we worship one God in trinity, and trinity in unity; Neither confounding the persons; nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father: another of the Son: another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father is uncreated: the Son is uncreated: the Holy Ghost is uncreated. The Father is immeasurable: the Son is immeasurable: the Holy Ghost is immeasurable. The Father is eternal: the Son is eternal: the Holy Ghost is eternal And yet there are not three As also there are not three uncreated: nor three immeasurable: but one uncreated, and one immeasurable. So likewise the Father is almighty: the Son almighty: and the Holy Ghost almighty, And yet there are not three almighties: but one almighty. So the Father is God: the Son is God: and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet there are not three Gods; but one God. So the Father is Lord: the Son Lord: and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not three Lords; but one Lord For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord So are we forbidden to say, there are three Gods, or three Lords. The Father is made of none; neither created; nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone: not made; nor created; but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and the Son: not made; neither created; nor begotten; but proceeding. Thus there is one Father, not three Fathers: one Son, not three Sons: one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is before or after another: none is greater or less than another. But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together, and co-equal So that in all things, as aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.
“A Whole God in a Fractured World,” part 1 of Pastor Eric’s “Experiencing the Holy Spirit” series is now available online.
On the Radar
- August 8-11 – Children’s School of Worship
- August 18 – Youth promotion Wednesday (Welcome 6th graders to the Youth Group!)
- August 22 – Grand Opening of Children’s Ministry Entrance!
- August 15 and August 22 – Discipleship Training: The Fundamentals of Preaching
- August 23 – School Starts (Sweetwater)
- August 25 (new date) – Lifegroups resume
Check out these resources to connect with our ministry to children and youth.
- Worldchangers – Discussion starters from Sunday’s Kid’s Church lesson.
- RAMP – Youth Ministry Website
You Heard it at EFC
Been trying to remember one of those awesome songs we sang? Here is our worship list from yesterday, for those of you who just absolutely need a copy for yourself. You can usually find them for purchase on itunes.com.
- “You are Here” by Hillsong
- “Happy Day” by Steve Fee
- “Your Love is Everything” by Jesus Culture
- “Your Love is Like” by Rick Pino
- “Revelation Song” Kari Jobe version
This Sunday, August 8, we will explore the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our hearts which conforms us to the character of Christ.