This begins my Theology Thursday emphasis on the Trinity. My goal here is to affirm sound doctrine and help you apply it to your life. Check back in each Thursday, or subscribe, for a strengthening dose of doctrine each week.
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
Here we find an explicit reference to the Trinity: the eternal Father, the perfect Spirit, and the resurrected Son. In the triune God we find an infinite fountain of grace. The God who rules over all time and all people and situations is ready to give you grace. The seven churches need to hear this because they were enduring persecution and were called to put sin to death. Maybe today you need to be reminded that the Father, Son, and Spirit are for you in your difficulty and have grace for you.