Approach: Reading together or in groups a variety of biblical passages.

Hermeneutic objective: Carefully observe the text and let the data drive your understanding of the Trinity and the type of hierarchy that seems apparent.

Theological objective: There is an order of relationships within the Trinity: The Father sent the Son whose purpose was to reveal the invisible God the Father. Jesus Christ sent the Spirit whose purpose was to reveal the Son of God. The Holy Spirit knows and understands the thoughts and depths of God the Father.

However, there is no apparent hierarchy in the functional roles each play as all are involved in the significant events of the Bible.