January 11, 2015

What We Believe: Theology Proper

Series: What We Believe Scripture: Ephesians 1:3–1:14

Ephesians 1:3-14
"We believe the is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." Bethel Bible Church Constitution - Article III - Statement of Faith - Section 2

Various World Systems beliefs about God:
     Polytheism - many gods
     Pantheism - everything is god
     Deism - impersonal god
     Agnosticism - unknowable god
     Atheism - no god

I. The Unity of God
     Deuteronomy 6:4 - Monotheism
II. The Plurality of God
     Genesis 1:26; 11:7 - Elohim
III. The Triunity of God
     OT: Isaiah 42:1
     NT: Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:16-17; Ephesians 1:3-14
IV. The Personhood of God
     Dr. Wayne Grudem: "In one sense the doctrine of the Trinity is a mystery that we will never be able to understand fully. However, if we can understand something of its truth by summarizing the teaching of Scripture in three statements:
     1. God is three persons.
     2. There is one God.
     3. Each person is fully God
IV. The Personhood of God
     Co-divine =
     One Essence
The first person of the Triunity = The Father

Next Steps:
     > Maintain the tension of your faith!
     > Maintain the heart of Job! (Job 38-42)

other sermons in this series

May 3


What We Believe: Church Ordinances

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:17–11:34 Series: What We Believe

Apr 26


What We Believe: Ecclesiology

Scripture: Ephesians 3:1–3:13 Series: What We Believe

Apr 19


What We Believe: Priesthood of the Believer

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1–2:12 Series: What We Believe