My brother, Jonathan Conard, is a great brother. He is a full time teacher at Sterling College. I think that this is really cool. He is going to complete his PhD this year – an amazing accomplishment. All this while being a dad to the cutest niece anyone could ask for, Katie.
We spent a lot of time together growing up – from playing in the back yard to sharing bunk beds to sitting in the back seat of the Plymouth Voyager mini van on family vacations. I do not get to see him near as much these days. That doesn’t keep me from being proud though. He helps me laugh, relax and have fun. I can count on him to be an encourager and supporter. I hope that when I have children one day she or he will have a great brother, like mine. Thanks, bro.
What is a correct relationship between the Son / Holy Spirit and me? Who can I depend on for strength in time of weakness?
I believe that it is faithful to consider yourself a child of God the Father, a sister or brother of God the Son and as one living with God the Holy Spirit alive within you.
Can I depend on God the Father or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit in time of weakness? I believe the answer to this is yes. We may find ourselves in different times of crisis relating to God in different ways, but I believe that all persons of Trinity are in relationship with us and offer strength in the times of weakness or crisis.
I encourage you to chose a few passages below and reflect on your relationship with God. What are your thoughts? How do you most often relate to God?
Child of God the Father
- Luke 20:27-39
- John 1:1-13
- Romans 8:1-28
- Galatians 3:23-4:7
- Hebrews 12:4-13
- 1 John 3:1-10
- 1 John 5:1-12
- Revelation 21:1-8
Sister or brother of God
- Jesus interaction with his family
- Matthew 12:46-50
- Mark 3:20-34
- Luke 8:19-21
- Jesus urge to the women to tell his brothers the news of the resurrection
- Matthew 28:1-10
- John 20:1-18
- Hebrews 2:5-14
God the Holy Spirit living within you
- Romans 8:1-17
- 2 Corinthians 2:12-3:6
- 1 Peter 2:4-9
This question came out of a young adult small group taster last Sunday morning in which I taught about the question “What is the Trinity?”