By Bruce A. Ware
God cares that we all know who he's, and he longs for us to comprehend him higher. via his observe he printed his triune nature, although many keep away from in-depth examine of this doctrine simply because it's so deep and mysterious. yet God's revelation of himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit impacts how he pertains to us, how he made us, and who he's endlessly. The doctrine of the Trinity is key to our realizing of him and of our religion. the focal point of this learn is to envision the ways that the 3 individuals of the Trinity relate to each other, how they relate to us, and what distinction this makes to our lives. to appreciate simply how God is either One and 3 is to delve into a few of Scripture's so much excellent truths and to adventure the pleasure of beholding the beauty of our triune God. this can be a sensible learn for you and your place, church, and ministry.
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Extra info for Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance
Again here, rather than the Father insisting that we behold the glory of the Father himself, he shares his glory with his Son. The Son, we are told, radiates with the glory of his Father, and so while we see the Father’s character portrayed in the Son, the Father designs for us to see such glory only in his Son. Again, it is as if he says, “Look at my Son. He’s just like me. When you see my Son, you see what I am like” (cf. John 14:8-11). We should notice, however, how little is made of the Spirit.
Who is in a position of authority, with responsibility to pattern his manner of leadership after the Father? Clearly, every married man is in this category.
While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God” (Acts 5:3-4). So to lie to the Holy Spirit is to lie to God. As Peter here indicates, the Holy Spirit truly is God. Consider also 1 Corinthians 2:10-11. ” But notice further what he says: “These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. ” Even if we were to stop reading at this point, there still would be sufficient reason for concluding that the Holy Spirit is God, because only God can search the depths of God.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance by Bruce A. Ware