The Collapsed Self

Love your neighbor as you love yourself, deny yourself, love Jesus more than yourself...this series investigates "the Self"...ours, God's and how we are to understand, relate to and "handle" our self. This sermon is on God's interpersonal relationship with Himself in the Trinity and the effect of the fall on the human self. The 1st part of the Finding MySelf in God series.

John 4:27-38
Philippians 2:1-11
2 Corinthians 5:15
Hebrews 1:2
John 4:34
John 5:30
John 6:38
1 Corinthians 15:24
Luke 9:23-25
Luke 14:26

Sermon Discussion Questions:

  • What did Jesus teach us about the "self" in the verses given at the beginning of the sermon?

  • Describe the relationship within the Trinity between Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

  • How did we reflect this dynamic when we (the human race) was created in the image of God?

  • What effect did the fall have or what did Jonathan Edwards mean that we "shrank into a little point"? What was God's unexpected response?

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