Presentation on theme: "Mike Reeves: God is the Father, loving & giving life to His Son in the fellowship of the Spirit. Jesus: you loved me before the foundation of the world."— Presentation transcript:
Mike Reeves: God is the Father, loving & giving life to His Son in the fellowship of the Spirit. Jesus: you loved me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24 Say not ‘Trinity’. Desist; it will be better for you: for God is one God. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a Son. Surah 4.171
Self love, love turned in on itself
Absorbed in love for one another
God is the Father, loving & giving life to His Son in the fellowship of the Spirit. Allah’s word is the Koran The Father’s Word is His Son
God reveals Himself as Trinity Matthew 3: And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."
God reveals Himself as Trinity Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:32+33, 1Peter 1:2
The Trinity act as a perfect team Creation: Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
The Trinity act as a perfect team Sonship: Galatians 4:4-6 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
The Trinity act as a perfect team Knowing God: Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
The Trinity demonstrates love & submission The Son is- dependent on the Father for all He does & says John 5:19, 12:49 He has come to do the Father’s will John 5:30 The Spirit- sent by the Father & the Son John 14:16, 16:7b points to Jesus John 15:26 speaks Jesus’ words John 14:26b, 16:13 brings glory to the Father & the Son John 16:14
The Trinity welcomes the outsider Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. The goal of salvation: John 14:20,23