Continuing with session 10 in Mike Bickle’s sermon series titled “Abiding In Love” I have posted some fresh new quotes. This message was titled “Participating In The Family Dynamics Of The Trinity.” This has been a profound series for me personally because I have spent the last 3 months reading and re-reading John 15-17. There is so much to mine related to Jesus’ final words with His disciples/Apostles on His way to the Cross.
It was G.K. Chesterton who once said “If you deny the Trinity you will lose your soul, and if you try to explain the Trinity you will lose your mind.” I have found much truth in that famous quote. There is so much complex mystery related to the Trinity and how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit live in unbroken fellowship, distinct but eternally One. Through this sermon Mike touched on some of these elements and how They related to our lives. Here are some quotes from the message;
“The primary themes in John 14 are Jesus’ exhortation on how to find peace when our hearts are troubled and how to relate to the Father in a deep way.”
“We are called to participate in the family dynamics of the Trinity as described by Jesus in John 14:7-24 and then applied in John 15:1-11.”
“The disciples found it difficult to believe that a human (Jesus Christ) could relate to the transcendent God in an intimate way. They did not understand Jesus and His mission, thus they did not understand what the Father is like or how He wants to relate to His people.”
“Israel was looking for the Messiah to reveal Himself as the Son of David and the King of Israel, who would liberate them from the oppression of Rome, heal their diseases, and prosper them.”
“They believed He was Messiah—even the Son of Man and the Son of David—but they did not understand that Jesus lived as the model man, according to God’s original design.”
If you would like Mike’s notes from this message you can grab them here.