“THE FATHER CREATES A PLAN,
JESUS CHRIST IMPLEMENTS THE PLAN,
AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ADMINISTERS THE PLAN.”
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are unified together as God and function in harmony in the universe as well as in the lives of mankind. While the members of the Godhead have common goals and purpose, as well as shared attributes and functions, each person of the Trinity also has unique roles and responsibilities.
One author summed up the roles of the Trinity thus: “The Father creates a plan, Jesus Christ implements the plan, and the Holy Spirit administers the plan.”
God the Father is love. He is the source and master designer of the plan of salvation. It is the Father that sent His Son to fulfill His plan for the redemption of humanity.
In obedience to the Father, Jesus took on the form of flesh and died on the cross that through His blood the world might be saved from sin. Jesus bridged the gap between the Father and mankind and is a high priest and mediator for His people. He is the savior of the world and the head of the church.
The Holy Spirit, sent from the Father, convicts, teaches, leads, and comforts. He sanctifies and dwells in the hearts of God’s people. The Spirit empowers and enables people to live according to the will of the Father.
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” —2 Corinthians 13:14