The Forgotten Jesus and the Trinity You Never Knew
This book is suitable for university students, lay leaders, church leaders, pastors, evangelists, mission activists, seminary students, and non-believers who are more intellectually inclined and open to the gospel of Jesus.
This book presents a dynamic picture of Jesus in his majestic Lordship and freedom, his humble servanthood and obedience, his compassion for needy humanity in his public ministry, his courageous entry into Jerusalem and his sacrificial love revealed in his death there, his resurrection from the dead and his universal reign. This dynamic picture is related closely to Jesus’ fundamental and underlying relationship with his Father through the Holy Spirit. The concrete expression of that Trinitarian relationship in Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection is presented in a unified manner, avoiding the pitfall of majoring on only one of these aspects. This holistic and dynamic picture of Jesus in intimate fellowship with his Father through the Spirit gives the readers a valuable glimpse into the mystery of the Trinity and invites them to reflect on what it means to follow Jesus as individuals and as communities in the context of the twenty-first century with its many challenges. Jesus Christ came with his cutting edge message in the first century, bringing what was new and liberating in the Kingdom of God. In the twenty-first century, Jesus Christ continues to be the one who can exercise that cutting edge to truly transform individual lives and communities, bringing freedom, healings, peace and hope of the Kingdom of God to an aching and disillusioned world.
‘Jesus … the window for us to look into the Trinity …’ (p. 231)
Published by: Wipf and Stock, 2010; 254 pages;