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The Trinity

There is one God. He exists in three distinct persons of Father, Son and Spirit. We will explain the doctrine of the Trinity.

The Trinity
Essentials Week 1The Trinity
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Titus 2:1
You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.

"If you deny the Trinity you lose your soul, if you try to explain it, you lose your mind." - St. Augustine

The Trinity: One God who eternally exists as three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Spirit, who are each fully and equally God.

Deut. 4:35 
 You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other.

Deut. 32:39
“See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.

Ps. 86:10
For you are great and do marvelous deeds;  you alone are God.

Isaiah 43:10
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

Isaiah 45:5 
I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,

1 Tim. 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Tim. 2:5
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

John 17:3 
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

#1 There is one God
 #2 The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are God 
1 Cor. 8:6 
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

#1 God the Father is God 
#2 Jesus is God 

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14
"The word became flesh”

John 8:58
"before Abraham was born, I am."

#3 God the Holy Spirit is God 

Eph. 4:30
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God"

Acts 7:51
"You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit!"

2 Cor. 3:17-18
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate  the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Acts 5:3
Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?

1 John 4:8b
"God is love"

John 3:35a
"The Father loves the Son.”

John 14:31b
"I love the Father."

Gen. 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Gen. 3:22
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”

Luke 1:35 
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God.

Matt. 3:17 
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

1 Peter 1:2 
who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Jude 1:3
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. 

Trinitarian life: it’s Trinitarian.
“All of my worship, all of my prayer, all of my service, all of my ministry is by the Spirit, through the Son, to the Father. “
Trinitarian life is loving.

Unless you know who love is, where love comes from, what love is, how are you gonna go out and love?

Trinitarian life is communal 
Trinitarian life is transparent
Trinitarian life is humble.
Trinitarian life is submissive
Trinitarian life is happy

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