Michael Reese's Delighting In The Trinity

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Thesis Statement: The dynamic, divine mystery of the Trinity allows God to reveal to us how we are to respond to Him in regards to unity, diversity and community. When we begin to delve into the complexity and the amazing design of the Trinity, it begins to permeate how we are to live and respond. The mystery begins to unfold into wonderment and awe of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and we begin to fathom how much God loves us and wants to be in relationship with us. In Michael Reese’s, Delighting in the Trinity, he offers up that the triune nature of God affects everything from how we listen to music to how we pray: it makes for happier marriages, warmer dealings with others, better church life; it gives Christians assurance, shapes…show more content…
This person is a little more difficult to understand. The word ‘spirit’ means the movement of air (Salvation 70). It will sometimes be described as a breath, or the wind or as fire. In the Old Testament, it is recorded that the Spirit was present at the time of creation and when animals and man came to life (Genesis 1:2 and 2:7, New International Version); it brought life into those things that were dead, such as the dry bones in Ezekiel 37:1-10; it came to prophets and made known God’s will so that they could share it with His people. The Spirit guided the appointment of leaders and prepared them with the skills they needed to complete the task. God’s people learned how to live according to God’s will by the Spirit’s guidance. It also convicted them when they needed to turn away from sin. Interestingly enough, ‘Holy Spirit’ only appears in the Old Testament in two passages, Isaiah 63:10, 11 and Psalm 51:11 (Salvation…show more content…
Luke would write a lot about the Holy Spirit both in Luke and in Acts. There is a comforting reference to the Spirit in John as the Paraclete, which means the one who comes alongside. In other translations, it is listed as Counselor (New International Version), Advocate (New Living Translation), and Comforter (King James Version). In Paul’s many letters to the churches he emphasizes how important it is to be connected to the Holy Spirit as it would help them to live in the will of God (Salvation 71, 72). The many different facets, characteristics, attributes of the Trinity which include the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit reflect how diverse our God is. All of these attributes are important to us. We could not do without the Father, or the Son, or the Holy Spirit. This teaches us as the Church that it takes all of us to make up the body and that we are all needed in order to function effectively and efficiently. As Paul points out in Romans 12, we each have different gifts and each one is

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