Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (May 10th, 2017)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Week: 3
"The Trinity"

Definition:
God exists as three simultaneous, eternal persons, known respectively as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Our understanding of the Trinity is not the result of speculation, but rather revelation.

1. Within the trinity there is Unity, Harmony, and Creativity.

1. Within the trinity there is Unity, Harmony, and Creativity.
2. Within the trinity there is Singularity (of Purpose).
1. Within the trinity there is Unity, Harmony, and Creativity.
2. Within the trinity there is Singularity (of Purpose).
3. Within the trinity there is Divinity.
• The Father is God
1. Within the trinity there is Unity, Harmony, and Creativity.
2. Within the trinity there is Singularity (of Purpose).
3. Within the trinity there is Divinity.
• The Father is God
• The Son is God
1. Within the trinity there is Unity, Harmony, and Creativity.
2. Within the trinity there is Singularity (of Purpose).
3. Within the trinity there is Divinity.
• The Father is God
• The Son is God
• The Holy Spirit is God
1. Within the trinity there is Unity, Harmony, and Creativity.
2. Within the trinity there is Singularity (of Purpose).
3. Within the trinity there is Divinity.
4. Within the trinity there is Equality.
We must be careful not to confuse equality with functionality.

"The Old Testament contains a clear anticipation of the fuller revelation of the Trinity in the New Testament.”
Berkhof - Systematic Theology

Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Father:
• Sends
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Father:
• Sends
• Predestines
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Father:
• Sends
• Predestines
• Draws
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Son:
• Submits
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Son:
• Submits
• Reveals
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Son:
• Submits
• Reveals
• Redeems
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Holy Spirit:
• Convicts
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Holy Spirit:
• Convicts
• Indwells
Clear functions performed by each member of the Trinity examined...
God, the Holy Spirit:
• Convicts
• Indwells
• Equips (key is verse 11)
"Love and faith are at home in the mystery of the Godhead. Let reason kneel in reverence outside.”
–St. Anselm