How do we understand the complex identity of God in the Bible?

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Compare and contrast Genesis 1:1-3 and John 1:1-5. How is God described in these two passages?


Let’s read Proverbs 3:19, Exodus 35:30-32, and Colossians 2:2-6. Consider how God’s triune being uses wisdom to build up places where he can be with his people in unity. What do you observe?


Check out Daniel’s vision of God in Daniel 7:9-14. What do you think Jesus is connecting to when he identifies himself as the Son of Man in John 9:35-38?


Note some of the ways we are invited to partner with God’s royal and triune identity according to John 15:9-12, Philippians 2:5-11, and Ephesians 1:15-23. Discuss examples of what God’s partners are invited to imagine, trust, speak, and do in these passages.


Take time to discuss other themes, questions, or key takeaways from what you learned together.

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