Chapter 4 – Sharing the Love of the Trinity

From the book Relational Holiness – Responding to the Call of Love by Thomas J. Oord and Michael Lodahl

“God is Love” is the single most important description of God in all of scripture.

The Three-Personal God by C. S. Lewis (13:36)

The following are the scripture references presented in the video. The x:xx is the time mark on the video where each passage occurs. Following most passages, in parenthesis, is a link to the passage context.


 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’” Matthew 3:16-17, ESV


“For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.” Acts 17:23, ESV (Acts 17:16-31)


“’And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31, ESV


“And Jesus said, ‘I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.’” Mark 14:62, ESV


“But finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus.” Luke 5:19, ESV (Luke 5:18-26)

“And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.” Mark 5:2, ESV (Mark 5)

“When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.’” John 11:43 (John 11:38-44)

“And he said to it, ‘May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.” Mark 11:14, ESV (Mark 11:12-14, 20-22)

“And Simon answered, ‘Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.’” Luke 5:5, ESV (Luke 5:4-10)

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 17:12, ESV (Matthew 7:7-12)

“And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.” Matthew 8:26, ESV (Matthew 8:23-27)


“As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you.’” Matthew 24:36, ESV (Matthew 24:33-43)


“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Acts 2:1, ESV


“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually and members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:4-8, ESV

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