The Trinity


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Provides a basic overview of the Trinity from how I've experienced it in my life.

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The Trinity

  1. 1. The Trinity Who, what and why?
  2. 2. What is the Trinity? Christians believe that God is represented in three forms according to the Bible. God - The Father Jesus - The Son Holy Spirit
  3. 3. Why does this matter? Normally I’d say this just theological debate... but this is core to understanding Christianity! It is the basis of all Christian beliefs It is explained to us by Jesus himself If you believe Jesus, you must understand this It fulfills prophecy throughout the Bible
  4. 4. Understanding the Parts God Jesus Spirit
  5. 5. Who is God? We believe there is one God - Monotheism Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength Deutoronomy 6:4-5 - The Jews said it... Mark 12:29-31 - Then Jesus said it, plus some... We worship ONE God, the God of Israel
  6. 6. Are we whacked out? How can we claim to acknowledge God with three names, when really mean one? The Bible is truth... The Bible appears to contradict itself... The truth of the Bible resides in these places! Acts 28:26-27 We can’t understand since our eyes and ear are closed If we have faith, God will show us Hid truth
  7. 7. Understanding the Connections The Word Relationship God Jesus Spirit
  8. 8. In the beginning was the word... John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. This verse is describing Jesus!
  9. 9. So let’s go to the beginning... Genesis 1:1-4 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.
  10. 10. How do words work? I have a thought or an idea I decide to speak Some how that rattles sound from vocal cords Sound travels across space and time and finds you Sound rattles in your head and bounces around Then what? What should happen?
  11. 11. Who is Jesus? God’s word comes in contact with the world The world reacts to the word and stuff happens Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s word Jesus is the fulfillment of prophecy Jesus is the physical version of God on earth Jesus is “God with us”, “Emmanuel”
  12. 12. Jesus is God to the World Jesus claims equality with God John 10:30 - quot;I and the Father are one.quot; God wants to come back to our level John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus is God showing His love for us, to us
  13. 13. God desires a relationship with us Genesis 3:8-9 God used to walk with us in the garden He has always desires that relationship John 14:15-17 If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
  14. 14. God leads us to Himself The Word Relationship God Jesus Spirit Universal* Global Personal * Beyond universal really, out of space/time
  15. 15. What is the Holy Spirit? He is our Counselor He speaks the Word of God to us He lives in our hearts He guides us in the will of God Pulling over and helping someone, feeding the poor, paying for someone’s groceries, praying for someone, doing what is right
  16. 16. Closing the Trinity loop God Testify Word Spirit Jesus Relationship
  17. 17. Where are you at in the process? Interest in God - Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse - Relationship with Jesus - Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, quot;Jesus is Lord,quot; and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved Testifying with Holy Spirit - Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them