Time Out: What's Next? Day 3

Time Out: What's Next? Day 3


The Trinity

The Trinity is a concept that refers to the persons of God. God is three in one, one in three. God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All are God and God is all three Father, Son, and Spirit.

The Father is the overseer of humanity. We see evidence of this in the entire old testament of the Bible. In the New Testament, God came down from heaven in the form of a man as Jesus. This is the Son of God. Jesus, the Son of God, was fully human and fully God. He was responsible for dying on the cross for our sins. The life of Jesus can be found in what is called the gospels (the first four books in the new testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Then comes the third person of God, the Holy Spirit. When we accept what Jesus did on the cross for us, God the Father gives us the Holy Spirit, which lives inside us. The Holy Spirit is our guide and comforter and intercedes with God on our behalf. After Jesus dies, rises, and goes back to heaven the Holy Spirit is then revealed in the first Church (right after the Gospels in the new testament).

This can be a hard concept to understand. God is infinitely big and complex and we will never fully understand Him. Just know this: God the Father looks over you, Jesus died for you, and the Holy Spirit lives in you and directs you.

Isaiah 64:8-12 NLT
And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand. Don’t be so angry with us, Lord. Please don’t remember our sins forever. Look at us, we pray, and see that we are all your people. Your holy cities are destroyed. Zion is a wilderness; yes, Jerusalem is a desolate ruin. The holy and beautiful Temple where our ancestors praised you has been burned down, and all the things of beauty are destroyed. After all this, Lord, must you still refuse to help us? Will you continue to be silent and punish us?

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