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In the Beginning: God's Provision of New Birth from Above (Part 3)

May 31, 2017 Speaker: Adam Olean

In this study, we discuss how Jesus's discourse with Nicodemus fits into the larger structure of John 1–5, including John's use of parallelism and chiasm. Some of the finer details remain tentative, so, Lord willing, we'll lay this out with greater detail and precision in a future study. Finally, our discussion turns to Jesus's incarnation, eternal sonship, and the biblical doctrine of the Trinity—namely, that the one, true, living, God exists eternally in three, distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The identity of who the Son is strikes at the very heart of the Gospel. We cannot know and worship the Father in spirit and truth unless we come to him through his eternal Son, the Son of God the Father, and by their eternal Spirit, the Spirit of God the Father and the Spirit of God the Son.
Two resources that were mentioned include Omri Miles's spoken-word poetry "Wonderful Complexity" and D. A. Carson's TEDS Lectures Series "The Book of Hebrews".