A Look At The Trinity
Note: On Sunday, November 7, 2010, I will be teaching the first of seven lessons in my “Journey with Pappa B” Series at CityView Community Church, just north of Rt.30 on Roosevelt Ave (on top of the hill) at 9:30 a.m. until 10:15. The lesson features simple diagrams explaining the Trinity as seen through Philippians 2:6-11.
The first Adam was “created in Our image”, the triune image of God, Genesis 3:23 but fell; the second Adam came from the Godhead as man to mend that broken relationship through obedience in the fullness of the Trinity; now as third Adams, we, as believers in Jesus Christ can benefit from knowing “the heart of the Father”, the “fullness of Jesus Christ”, and the leading of the “Holy Spirit” in our lives, restoring and having the benefits of the first Adam created in Genesis.
Through a simple diagram we can understand the three “natures” of God, a triune God in nature, but still one God in person. Jesus not only came to restore through obedience what the first Adam could not do, but also revealed “the Father” to mankind, for Jesus said, “If you have seen the me, you have seen the Father, for I and my Father are one”! As mankind, on earth, Jesus always tried to direct our attention to the “revelation” of His Father, our heavenly Father if we are believers through Jesus Christ.
Jesus then instructed his believers that the Holy Spirit could not come unless He returned to the Father, which he did. Now we, as believers in Jesus Christ, can learn “all truth” about Jesus’ mission on earth, and the Heart of the Father” through the Holy Spirit who indwells us, His believers, for our bodies “are the temple of the Holy Spirit”.
The pipe line to the Father, through Jesus, by the Holy Spirit is open! We can “hear” from God, know His will for our lives, have an intimate relationship with him, establish His kingdom under His Lordship, and rule and reign with Him. We again can establish being created in “Our image”, in the image of the Trinity!