The Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit | Genesis 1:1-5

Knowing who God is and what He does as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit affects how we live, love, and worship God. John Elmore dives into Genesis 1:1-5 to explore the Trinity and what it says about who God is and what He does.

John ElmoreSep 11, 2022
Genesis 1:1-5

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Great Questions Q&A Panel + MADE: to Teach | Genesis 1-3, 2 Timothy 2:24-26
John Elmore, Cassidy Webber, Brett Bruster, Steven Ateek, Alan BeamSep 25, 2022
How to Hear From God | Genesis 1:1-31
Timothy "TA" AteekSep 18, 2022
The Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit | Genesis 1:1-5
John ElmoreSep 11, 2022
To Know God is to Worship God | Genesis 1:3-25
John ElmoreAug 28, 2022
Is Your God Too Small? | Genesis 1:1-2
Timothy "TA" AteekAug 21, 2022

Summary

For believers to begin to understand God’s triune nature, we must look at the ontological Trinity (study of being), and the economic Trinity (God’s work in the life of every believer). Genesis 1:1-5 gives us a glimpse into these truths about God:

  1. Who God Is: Ontological Trinity

    • Distinction – there are three Persons, and they are distinct
    • Unity – though the three Persons are distinct, there is one God
    • Equality – each Person is fully God
  2. What God Does: Economic Trinity

    • God the Father – elects and loves (John 3:16, 1 John 3:1, Hebrews 12:9-10, Ephesians 1:3-5)
    • God the Son – redeems and reigns (Philippians 2:6-11, Colossians 2:13-14, John 14:6)
    • God the Holy Spirit – indwells and sanctifies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 1:13, John 16:8-11, Romans 8:13)

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • Do you struggle with the fact that we can never fully comprehend God’s triune nature? Why or why not?
  • How have you seen God the Father work in your life?
  • How have you seen God the Son work in your life?
  • How have you seen God the Holy Spirit work in your life?
  • What can you do this week to worship God for all three Persons that He is?