Message: Mere Christianity–“The Roles of the Triune Godhead” (Matthew 3:13-17 and Ephesians 1:11-14)

One of the more difficult aspects of Christianity to understand is the Triune nature of God. One God exists in three persons, or essences: God the Father (Yahweh), God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. But does the Bible teach the doctrine or is it a late invention of the church? Some claim, “Well, the Bible never mentions the word ‘Trinity.’” True, but the Bible never mentions the word “Bible” either. One of the clearest examples of God’s triune nature is found in the baptism of Jesus. Jesus is baptized, the Father speaks from heaven, and the Spirit descends on Jesus like a dove.

In this message, we will see that each person of the Triune Godhead plays a role in the believer’s salvation. Join us as we continue our series titled “Mere Christianity: Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian Religion” in the message “The Roles of the Triune Godhead” coming from Matthew 3:13-17 and Ephesians 1:11-14.


  1. God the Father: The SOURCE (Matthew 3:17 and Ephesians 1:11).

          A. The Father is the DIVINE Source.

          B. The Father is the SAVING Source.

      2. God the Son: The SAVIOR (Matthew 3:13-15 and Ephesians 1:12).

           A. The Son is the DIVINE Savior

          B. The Son is the ACCOMPLISHING Savior (He accomplished the work for our salvation).

      3. God the Holy Spirit: The SUPPLIER (Matthew 3:16 and Ephesians 1:13-14).

          A. The Spirit is a DIVINE Supplier.

          B. The Spirit is an APPLYING Supplier.


The Bellator Christi Podcast is a production of and is protected under Creative Commons copyright. All rights reserved. The theme is the song “Epic” produced royalty free by Bensound Studios found at This message was first delivered at Huntsville Baptist Church in Yadkinville, NC. The song at the close of the message is played by Patsy Booe. Be sure to subscribe to to receive all the articles and podcasts in your inbox for free. Also, be sure to check out The Bellator Christi Podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, and Stitcher and subscribe for free.

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