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Beginning to Understand God p1

September 18, 2010

We are spending a few weeks right at the beginning of the year at Velocity talking about God. Many people believe in Him and think they know Him but the truth is all of us need to understand Him more.

We believe in the Trinitarian God of the Bible. Three distinct persons in one. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All three are each fully and equally God in relation to each other.

Here are some of the things we started with this past Wednesday at youth group…

God the Father is:

  • Holy. God is set apart from anything and everything. There is nothing like Him nor will anything ever be like Him. He is other than us.

o   Psalm 77:13

  • The Creator. He created all things and holds all things together. He is in control of everything.

o   Gen. 1:1

o   Gen. 1:26

  • Personable and approachable. He tells us that He has a name and wants to relate to you. A deep friendship and relationship is what He desires with us.

o   Exodus 3:13-20

  • Merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in love and faithfulness. He isn’t waiting to strike us down for things we do wrong but rather bearing our sin and waiting for us to come to Him.

o   Exodus 34:6-7

o   Psalm 86:15

  • Never failing to keep a promise, is dependable, never lies or fails.

o   Psalm 77

o   Hebrews 6

  • Is Just or full of justice. In the end of time, people who live in sin and reject God’s offer of a loving relationship with Him through Jesus Christ will not have any excuse. He cannot over look sin that is not repented of. He is Holy and must deal with Sin.

o   Isaiah 61

o   Proverbs 21:15

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  1. September 23, 2010 5:32 pm

    Question – What does three distinct persons in one mean? Distinct means not the same and separate, but if I understand the Trinity, aren’t they one and the same? This is the first time I’ve seen the word Trinity and distinct together.

    • Benjamin Davis permalink*
      September 23, 2010 6:16 pm

      Yes you are correct, I just left off the part that all are God and are equal to each other within themselves. I corrected it. Thanks for the look out. It did need more clarification.

      • September 24, 2010 7:01 am

        So does that mean it is the same entity manifesting himself in three different ways? Or are they three different persons united in power/purpose etc.? Sorry, I ask because your description is actually closer to the Godhead concept than what I’ve traditionally seen described as the Trinity but maybe I’m reading it wrong.

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