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Our Great Triune God

October 13, 2013 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: The Gospel of Mark

Scripture: Mark 1:9–1:11

Our Great Triune God
Mark 1:9-11
October 13, 2013


I. First, a little history concerning the Trinity.

      A. Old Testament concern for ‘one God’. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6

      B. The early church wrestles with ‘modalism’. Mark. 1:10-11

      C. The early church wrestles with ‘arianism’. Colossians 1:15; John 3:16

      D. The early church comes to ‘agreement’ on the Trinity.

II. A biblical foundation for the Trinity.

      A. The divine nature of Jesus. John 1:1-4; Colossians 2:9; Romans 9:5; Hebrews 1:3, 8

      B. The divine nature of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Acts 5:3-4; Psalm 139:7-8, 1 Corinthians 2:10-11.

      C. Old Testament hints: Genesis 1:2; Isaiah 9:6

III. Importance of the Doctrine of the Trinity.

      A. Worship is rightly directed to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

      B. Trinity means that God is both personal and autonomous from His creation.

      C. Being made in the image of God means we are created with a social nature.

      D. Trinity means that both the ‘one and the many’ have equal ultimacy.

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