The Scriptures

The Trinity pt2

Romans 12.1-18

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  • We need to think spiritually
  • We need to act spiritually
  • We need to emote spiritually
  • Only one man’s spirit did all three perfectly
  • For us, all three are good/bad
  • God’s spirit is what heals all three

 10 Signs You May Be Out of Touch with Your Own Heart (Heidi Priebe)

  1. Taking care of everyone else.
  2. Disappearing from their lives for long periods of time.
  3. Constantly. Staying. Busy.
  4. Continuously claiming that you’re fine.
  5. Developing irrational anxieties.
  6. Putting a positive spin on everything.
  7. Wanting to plan everything ahead of time.
  8. Dating people who are wrong for you.
  9. Turning EVERYTHING into a joke.
  10. Presenting a tough-as-nails exterior.
  • Shows us how we process life (1 Cor. 2.11-14)
  • Helps us focus on others (1 Cor. 3)
  • Demands humility & restraint in our judgments (1 Cor. 4.1-6)

Four Tests to See How Spiritual or Mature Your Evaluation/Judging Is:

  1. Are you building people up or tearing them down? (1 Cor. 3)
  2. Are you overly critical to yourself? (1 Cor 4.3)
  3. Are you overly critical of others (esp. assigning & judging motive? (1 Cor 4.4-5)
  4. Are you going beyond what is written? (1 Cor 4.6)
  • Get over yourself (Col. 3.9-17)

The Trinity

1 Corinthians 2.1-16

  • Shows us how we process life
  • Teaches us the necessity of respecting “other”
  • Gives us an understanding of God as love
  • Demands humility & restraint in our judgements
  • Stops making submission a dirty word

Why Study the Trinity?

John 17.1-17

  1. Celebrate Literature, not System (John 1.18)
  2. Wrestle with God through Your Bible
    1. Love God with Your Mind
    2. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
  3. Contemplate the Theory of the Trinity (Rom. 8.1-17)
  4. Apply It to Your Life
    1. Shows us how we process life

The Word and Doctrine

1.  Celebrate Literature, not System (John 1.18)
2.  Wrestle with God through Your Bible
        A.  Love God with Your Mind
        B.  Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

God Said pt2

Psalm 119.161-176

  1. Distinguish Revelation from Reason (2 Pet. 1.19-21)
  2. Consider the Ways God Communicates to Humanity
  3. Keep the Bible in Its Proper Place (2 Tim. 3.10-15)
  4. Read the Bible with the Main Goal in Mind (2 Tim. 3.16-17)
  5. Interpret Carefully

God Said

2 Peter 1.3-21

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  1. Distinguish Revelation from Reason (2 Pet. 1.19-21)
    • “Knowing this first of all” = Three key points:

      1. no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.

      2. no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man

      3. men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

  2. Consider the Ways God Communicates to Humanity
    • R - Revelation
    • I - Inspiration
    • P - Practical Application