What do we mean by Trinity?
Christians believe that God is revealed to them in three ways – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – yet remains one God This central belief developed in the early church when Christians were struggling to explain their understanding that Jesus was God on the earth as a human being. Trinity or ‘tri-unity’ (three as one) was a term they developed to try and explain the relationship between God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. God is one God, and God is three persons in an everlasting relationship with one another, a relationship into which we are invited.
How to Teach Kids the Trinity with an Apple
Grab an apple and share these five truths with your kids:
- An apple has three parts: the seeds, the flesh, and the skin. When you cut an apple in half, you can see that each of these three parts are different (at this point, you can cut the apple open for your kids!).
- The skin is like God the Father because He protects us.
- The flesh is like God the Son because Jesus Christ took on human flesh.
- The seeds are like God the Holy Spirit because He through His power, we grow in faith.
- Each of the parts of an apple are different, but they are ALL apple.
- So are the persons of God all different (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), yet they are ALL God
Watch the YouTube video that tells you a little bit more about the mystery of the Trinity