The Relational Trinity, God the Spirit Seals His People, Ephesians 1:13-14

In case we missed it, God the Spirit joins God the Son and God the Father. They relate with their people in this staggering, all-encompassing action to restore His fallen creation to intimacy. This is not something we dreamed up or usurped. God the Spirit personally leads us home by the hand the instant we believe. … Read more

The Relational Trinity, God the Son Draws us in, Ephesians 1:7-12

God the Father, Son and Spirit have taken the initiative to draw you into intimacy, His original and unchanged Eden-intent. Nine times Paul repeats the phrase “in Christ” or “in Him” to underscore that this section centers on God the Son as part of the relational Trinity. First, God the Father joins with God the … Read more

The Relational Trinity: God the Father Blesses, Ephesians 1:3-6

Please focus on what is clear about God the Father. The relational Trinity has chosen and now resources His people to connect and partner with Him as image-bearers. These verses do not describe the Trinity as a celestial object of study. Instead they depict this relational Community-God working out His eternal plan in conjunction with … Read more

Our Relationship with the Trinity, Three Dynamic Pictures

The Trinity remains forever our model for community. He is the foundation of our life and launching point for all our thinking. The Trinity also fries my mental circuits while ravishing my heart! We learn by comparing what we already know with what we are striving to learn. Yet nothing within our realm of knowing … Read more

Why Did God Create?

Have you ever asked yourself: why did God create? Certainly not because He lacked anything in Himself. From all eternity, God is neither alone nor solitary. He lives as Father, Son and Spirit in a rich and abounding relationship of utter oneness. This Community-God exists in perfect cooperation as a deeply intimate, joyfully satisfied, mutually serving … Read more