CHRISTOLOGY


SESSION TWO: THE
     TRINITY
  WHAT ARE THE
FUNCTIONS OF THE
    SPIRIT?
Three Major Branches of
Theology
TYPES OF THEOLOGY SOURCE OF INFORMATION                          RESULT
Natural Theology ...
Thesis:
• What Christ is determines what
  Christianity is.
     – His past manifestation (OT/Gospels)
     – His present ...
Point 1.
         • Jesus was
        always in the
         form of God
       before he ever
     took on the form
     ...
Point 2.
• The doctrine of the incarnation is
  that Jesus Christ is God with skin
  on.




SSM Spring 2010   Survey of T...
• The incarnation has nothing to do
          with the beginning of Christ, but only
              with the coming of Chri...
Key THOT:
• God and man became one
  person in Jesus Christ.




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Point 4.
      • There could be no
          salvation without
           incarnation, and
         there could be no
    ...
How We Know Who the Angel of
the Lord Is
A. The angel IS the Lord, Gen
 16:1,13; 22:11,15,18
B. The angel is yet a distinc...
• Theophanies are pre-
  incarnate appearances of
  Christ.




                                                 Definitio...
CHRIST’S TWO NATURES
1) Christ became man
2) Christ maintained two distinct natures
3) Christ’s human nature did not devel...
Point 5.

                  The forfeiting of
                   Christ’s free life
                   has freed our
     ...
THE MEANING OF THE ATONEMENT

   1) A ransom for many, Matt 20:28; Heb 2:14-15
   2) A redemption out of sin, Eph 1:7
   3...
THE EXTENT OF THE ATONEMENT
   • Being infinite, it is sufficient for the
     sins of the world for all time, John
     1...
Point 6.

   • Christ is active as well as alive.




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PART OF HIS PRESENT MINISTRY
IS HIS TRINITY OF OFFICES
   a. He uses the knowledge of a
     Prophet, Acts 3:22-23; Matt
 ...
Point 7.

                 • The
        resurrection is
            not only a
        marvelous fact
          but a mig...
THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

   1) Was the declaration of the Father
     that the Son’s work was accepted,
     Phil 2:...
PROOFS OF THE RESURRECTION
Direct proofs            Indirect proofs
• Eyewitnesses,          • Drastic change in his
  Luk...
Point 8.

 Without ascension there is no
  exaltation.




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RESULTS OF THE ASCENSION
 1) Confirmed Christ’s truthfulness, Matt
   26:63-64
 2) Gives believers an advocate with
   God...
Key Thot:
 All that Christ is and has is now at our
  disposal.




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PNEUMATOLOGY: The Doctrine of
the Holy Spirit

Thesis:

   • The church is devoid of power
     because she has forgotten ...
Point 1.
   • When the Christian is Spirit-
     filled, life is enriched, labor
     is empowered and the Lord
     is en...
Point 2.                    • When doctrine is
                              neglected the
                              S...
Point 3.
   • It is the Spirit of God that
     enables us to challenge the
     spirit of the age.




SSM Spring 2010   ...
Point 4.
   • Satan has two methods of perverting
     the doctrine of the Spirit in the
     church today. First he seeks...
Point 5.
   • What we need is not to attack
     the spirit of the age; all we need
     is a closer examination of the
  ...
Point 6.
   • He is the Holy Spirit because we
     are unholy men and women, and
     yet he is God residing in us,
     ...
Point 6.
   • He is the Holy Spirit because we
     are unholy men and women, and
     yet he is God residing in us,
     ...
Point 7.
   • Unless we know the Spirit as a
     personwe cannot rightly adjust
     ourselves to his principles.




SSM...
PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
PROVED
   1) He performs personal acts (160
     passages)
   2) He has personal properties...
DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PROVED
   1) His names, Isa 6:9; Acts 28:25
   2) His attributes
   3) His works
   4) He is accl...
Narrowing Spheres of Operation in the
OT




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Work of the Spirit in the OT
   • Selective because sovereign
   • The Spirit of service while the kingdom is
       organ...
Limitations of the Spirit’s Operation in
 the OT
                             LIMITS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
In Extent       ...
DISTINCTIONS:




                                           
         Old Testament                                     ...
Point 8.
   • There is no authority without
     anointing.




SSM Spring 2010   Survey of Theology - Shelby   38
Formula:
   • One baptism; constant filling; many
     anointings
        – The baptism you get as a result of
          b...
Definition:




• The enduement is
  a special clothing
  of the Holy Spirit to
  give authority for
  specific ministries...
Definition:
   • Spiritual gifts are Spirit-energized
     abilities to enable us to function like
     Christ—for service...
Definition:
   • The fruit of the Spirit are the
     nine manifesting evidences of
     the Holy Spirit’s control in
    ...
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  1. 1. CHRISTOLOGY SESSION TWO: THE TRINITY WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SPIRIT?
  2. 2. Three Major Branches of Theology TYPES OF THEOLOGY SOURCE OF INFORMATION RESULT Natural Theology Nature as analyzed by man Partial and imperfect Systematic Theology Scripture as formed into a mental Truth comes out looking like scheme by scholars the mold into which it is formed Biblical Theology Truth as presented in the Bible A development of Bible itself doctrine in a survey of progressive revelation SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 2
  3. 3. Thesis: • What Christ is determines what Christianity is. – His past manifestation (OT/Gospels) – His present ministry (Spirit & the Word) – His prospective majesty (Eternity) SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 3
  4. 4. Point 1. • Jesus was always in the form of God before he ever took on the form of a servant. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 4
  5. 5. Point 2. • The doctrine of the incarnation is that Jesus Christ is God with skin on. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 5
  6. 6. • The incarnation has nothing to do with the beginning of Christ, but only with the coming of Christ into the world. Point 3. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 6
  7. 7. Key THOT: • God and man became one person in Jesus Christ. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 7
  8. 8. Point 4. • There could be no salvation without incarnation, and there could be no sinlessness without virgin birth. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 8
  9. 9. How We Know Who the Angel of the Lord Is A. The angel IS the Lord, Gen 16:1,13; 22:11,15,18 B. The angel is yet a distinct person from the Father, Gen 24:7,40 C. The angel is identified with Christ: – Christ is the only visible member of the Trinity, John 1:18 – Both Christ and the angel are said to be sent by God the Father SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 9
  10. 10. • Theophanies are pre- incarnate appearances of Christ. Definition SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 10
  11. 11. CHRIST’S TWO NATURES 1) Christ became man 2) Christ maintained two distinct natures 3) Christ’s human nature did not develop an independent personality 4) Jesus became human without confusion or alteration of his unity 5) The divine nature imparted some of its powers to the human without passing into its essence, and certain human experiences became possible for the divine without corrupting its essence 6) Do not divide the personality, but do not confound the two natures SSM Spring 2010 7) The union of Christ’s two natures is Survey of Theology - Shelby 11 permanent
  12. 12. Point 5. The forfeiting of Christ’s free life has freed our forfeited lives. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 12
  13. 13. THE MEANING OF THE ATONEMENT 1) A ransom for many, Matt 20:28; Heb 2:14-15 2) A redemption out of sin, Eph 1:7 3) A Passover, 1 Cor 5:7 4) A trespass offering, Isa 53:10 5) A reconciliation of man, 2 Cor 5:18-19 6) A substitution for sinners, Isa 53:5; 2 Cor 5:21 7) A satisfaction or propitiation toward God, Rom 3:25 SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 13
  14. 14. THE EXTENT OF THE ATONEMENT • Being infinite, it is sufficient for the sins of the world for all time, John 1:29 • Being universal, its blessings are available to all, Rev 22:17 • Being exclusive, it is only effective for those who believe in the sacrifice and receive Christ as Lord, 1 Tim 4:10 SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 14
  15. 15. Point 6. • Christ is active as well as alive. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 15
  16. 16. PART OF HIS PRESENT MINISTRY IS HIS TRINITY OF OFFICES a. He uses the knowledge of a Prophet, Acts 3:22-23; Matt 19:28 b. He exudes the holiness of a High Priest, Heb 4:14-15; 6:20; 8:6 c. He exercises the power of a King, Luke 1:31-33; Eph 4:15-16 SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 16
  17. 17. Point 7. • The resurrection is not only a marvelous fact but a mighty factor. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 17
  18. 18. THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION 1) Was the declaration of the Father that the Son’s work was accepted, Phil 2:9 2) Was the cause of our salvation, Rom 4:25; 5:10; Eph 1:20; Phil 2:10; 1 Pet 1:3 3) Is the proof of our resurrection to come, Rom 6:4,5,9; 1 Cor 6:14; SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 18 15:20-22
  19. 19. PROOFS OF THE RESURRECTION Direct proofs Indirect proofs • Eyewitnesses, • Drastic change in his Luke 24 followers, Acts 4:10 • Change in the day of • Corroborating rest and worship, Acts witnesses, 1 Cor 20:7 15:4-7 • Positive testimony of • Paul’s description, early disciples, Acts 17:31 1 Cor 15:8 Positive truth: • The empty tomb, • It was a resurrection, Luke 24:3 not resuscitation SSM Spring 2010 • It was bodily, not Survey of Theology - Shelby 19 spiritual
  20. 20. Point 8. Without ascension there is no exaltation. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 20
  21. 21. RESULTS OF THE ASCENSION 1) Confirmed Christ’s truthfulness, Matt 26:63-64 2) Gives believers an advocate with God, Heb 7:25; 9:24 3) Gives believers access to God, Heb 4:14-16 4) Guarantees our enlarged ministry, John 14:12 5) Guarantees our entrance to heaven, Heb 6:20 SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 21
  22. 22. Key Thot: All that Christ is and has is now at our disposal. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 22
  23. 23. PNEUMATOLOGY: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit Thesis: • The church is devoid of power because she has forgotten that the Holy Spirit administrates the affairs of the age of grace. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 23
  24. 24. Point 1. • When the Christian is Spirit- filled, life is enriched, labor is empowered and the Lord is enthroned. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 24
  25. 25. Point 2. • When doctrine is neglected the Spirit’s presence cannot be recognized because since he is the presence of Christ, the Holy Spirit will not work without the truth of SSM Spring 2010 Christ. Survey of Theology - Shelby 25
  26. 26. Point 3. • It is the Spirit of God that enables us to challenge the spirit of the age. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 26
  27. 27. Point 4. • Satan has two methods of perverting the doctrine of the Spirit in the church today. First he seeks to hide the vision. When that is no longer possible he seeks to falsify the gifts. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 27
  28. 28. Point 5. • What we need is not to attack the spirit of the age; all we need is a closer examination of the Spirit of grace that administers his aid in our age. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 28
  29. 29. Point 6. • He is the Holy Spirit because we are unholy men and women, and yet he is God residing in us, marking us with his seal until the redemption of our body at the rapture. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 29
  30. 30. Point 6. • He is the Holy Spirit because we are unholy men and women, and yet he is God residing in us, marking us with his seal until the redemption of our body at the rapture. • The Holy Spirit will not unveil himself unless you have given implicit obedience to light already SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 30 received
  31. 31. Point 7. • Unless we know the Spirit as a personwe cannot rightly adjust ourselves to his principles. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 31
  32. 32. PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PROVED 1) He performs personal acts (160 passages) 2) He has personal properties 3) He has personal reactions 4) He has personal relationships 5) He is referred to by personal pronouns, John 14:16-17,26 SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 32
  33. 33. DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PROVED 1) His names, Isa 6:9; Acts 28:25 2) His attributes 3) His works 4) He is acclaimed and identified as God, Acts 5:3-4 5) The testimony of scripture, Isa 48:12-16; Matt 28:19; 1 John 5:7- 8 SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 33
  34. 34. Narrowing Spheres of Operation in the OT SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 34
  35. 35. Work of the Spirit in the OT • Selective because sovereign • The Spirit of service while the kingdom is organized • The Spirit of conviction while sin is restrained • The Spirit of strength while fighting for victory • Working signs to advance against Satan’s counterattack • The Spirit of judgment when Israel is in apostasy • The Spirit of hope when Israel is in captivity SSM• The Spirit of inspiration for a permanent Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 35 record of God’s word, 2 Pet 1:20-21
  36. 36. Limitations of the Spirit’s Operation in the OT LIMITS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT In Extent In Effect In Duration Only to the house of Israel He did not baptize, seal or He could be withdrawn and superabound, John 7:37 salvation could be lost, Ps 51:11; John 14:16-17; Heb 3,6,10 SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 36
  37. 37. DISTINCTIONS:  Old Testament New Testament No ―regeneration‖, Deut 5:29 Regeneration with: No permanent indwelling Permanent indwelling, Rom 8:11 No baptizing Baptized with the Spirit, 1 Cor 12:13 No sealing Sealed with the Spirit, Eph 4:30 Filling Anointed with the Spirit, 1 John 2:20,27 COVENANTS: Old Versus New Exodus 19:5 Jeremiah 31:33 5 33 Now therefore, if ye will obey my But this shall be the covenant that I will make voice indeed, and keep my with the house of Israel; After those days, covenant, then ye shall be a saith the LORD, I will put my law in their peculiar treasure unto me above inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and all people: for all the earth is mine: will be their God, and they shall be my people. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 37
  38. 38. Point 8. • There is no authority without anointing. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 38
  39. 39. Formula: • One baptism; constant filling; many anointings – The baptism you get as a result of being saved – The filling you get as a result of being in the word of God – The anointing is a special enduement for daily living SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 39
  40. 40. Definition: • The enduement is a special clothing of the Holy Spirit to give authority for specific ministries. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 40
  41. 41. Definition: • Spiritual gifts are Spirit-energized abilities to enable us to function like Christ—for service within the church and for outreach to accomplish the mission. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 41
  42. 42. Definition: • The fruit of the Spirit are the nine manifesting evidences of the Holy Spirit’s control in making us like Christ before his return. SSM Spring 2010 Survey of Theology - Shelby 42
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