Trinity Worksheet #2: Shared Attributes between the Father, Son, and Spirit

If the Son and Spirit are God, they must exhibit the same divine attributes as the Father. The most important shared attribute is that of ‘divinity.’ The facts that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are both fully God are two of the most attacked teachings in the history of Christianity. Here are some clear texts that speak to the divine nature of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit:

1) The Father’s Attributes and Functions

Called God: Philippians 1:2: ‘Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.’

Creator: Isaiah 44:24: ‘Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone…”’

Isaiah 64:8 ‘But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.’

Omnipresent: 1 Kings 8:27: ‘But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!’

Omniscient: 1 John 3:20 ‘…in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.’

Sanctifies: 1 Thessalonians 5:23: ‘Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.’

Gives life: Genesis 2:7: ‘Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.’

Has Fellowship with us: 1 John 1:3: ‘…what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.’

Eternal: Ps 90:2: ‘Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.’

Isaiah 9:6: ‘For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.’

Speaks with the authority of God: Matthew 3:17: ‘…and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”’

Loves: John 3:16: ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.’

Searches the heart: Jeremiah 17:10: ‘I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.’

Writes and Owns Scripture: Isaiah 55:11: ‘So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.’

Resurrects: 1 Thessalonians 1:10: ‘…and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.’

2) The Son’s Attributes and Functions

Called God: John 1:1: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’

John 1:14: ‘And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.’

Colossians 2:9: ‘For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form…’

Creator: John 1:3: ‘All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.’

Colossians 1:15-17: ‘He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.’

Omnipresent: Matthew 28:20: ‘…teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’

Omniscient: John 16:30: ‘Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God.’

Sanctifies: Hebrews 2:11: ‘For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren…’

Gives life: John 1:3: ‘All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.’

John 5:21 ‘For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.’

Has Fellowship with us: 1 Corinthians 1:9: ‘God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.’

Eternal: Micah 5:1-2: ‘Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek. But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.’

Speaks with the authority of God: Luke 5:20: ‘Seeing their faith, He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.”’

Luke 7:48: ‘Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”’

Loves: Ephesians 5:25: ‘Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her…’

Searches the heart: Revelation 2:23: ‘And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.’

John 2:25: ‘…and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.’

Writes and Owns Scripture: Rom 10:17: ‘So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.’

Colossians 3:16: ‘Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.’

Resurrects: John 2:19: ‘Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

John 10:17: ‘For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.’

3) The Spirit’s Attributes and Functions

Called God: Acts 5:3–4: ‘But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”’

Creator: Genesis 1:2: ‘The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.’

Job 33:4 ‘The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.’

Job 26:13 (KJV): ‘By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.’

Omnipresent: Psalm 139:7–10: ‘Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?  If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.’

Omniscient: 1 Corinthians 2:10-11: ‘For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.’

Sanctifies: 1 Peter 1:2: ‘…according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.’

Gives life: 2 Corinthians 3:6-8: ‘…who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was, how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?’

Has Fellowship with us: 2 Corinthians 13:14: ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.’

Eternal: Romans 8:11: ‘But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.’

Hebrews 9:14 ‘…how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?’

Speaks with the authority of God: Acts 8:29: ‘Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.”’

Acts 11:12: ‘The Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings. These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man’s house.’

Acts 13:2: ‘While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Loves: Romans 15:30: ‘Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me…’

Searches the heart: 1 Corinthians 2:10: ‘For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.’

Writes and Owns Scripture: 2 Peter 1:21: ‘…for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.’

Hebrews 3:7: ‘Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice…”’

Resurrects: Romans 8:11: ‘But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.’

O praise Him! O praise Him! Hallelujah!

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