God’s Story, Pt. 1
Trinity: The word Trinity is our best word for trying to explain the biblical God. It is the combination of two Latin words “Tri-Unity.” So when used of God, we are saying that God is a “Tri-Unity” – the One True God existing in three persons. However, these three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) are not three different gods because they are the One True God.
Isaiah 55:8, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Unity: The Oneness Of One True God
Deuteronomy 6:4, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.
Galatians 3:20, … God is One.
Tri: The Threeness Of The One True God
Genesis 1:1, In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth… 26 Then God said, “LetUs make mankind in Our image, in Our likeness…
Matthew 3:16, As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment Heaven was opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. 17 And a voice from Heaven said, “This is My Son, Whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”
Matthew 28:19, Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
1 – God The Father
Isaiah 46:9, Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. 10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ 11 From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill My purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.
Proverbs 16:33, The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
Psalm 115:3, Our God is in Heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.
Isaiah 40:25, “To whom will you compare Me? Or who is My equal?” says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. 27 Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
2 – The Son Is God
John 1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made… 14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and only Son, Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Colossians 2:9, For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. (Colossians 1:16-17; John 5:27; Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 1:3, 8; Titus 2:13)
3 – The Holy Spirit Is God
John 14:16, And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 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. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
-What Is The Work Of The Holy Spirit?
John 16:7, But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 When He comes, He will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 3:3-8; Titus 3:3-7)
Ephesians 5:18, Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-23)
Ephesians 1:13, And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 Who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 4:30; 2 Corinthians 5:5)