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Trinity: The Holy Spirit - 12th November 2021

Week 3 of our topical sermon series on the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Read the Nicene Creed and Covenant Hope's Statement of Faith Articles on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ.

There's no new quiz this week, but if you have not yet taken this short quiz on the doctrine of the Trinity, you should go ahead and do so! If you are doing this in a group write down your own individual answers and then discuss why you chose them before submitting them online. Make a note of the answers you got wrong and take more time to think over the answer.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What do you think are some common misconceptions about the Holy Spirit? 
  2. What passages would you go to in the Bible to consider the Holy Spirit? (Read and discuss them
    1. What does this teach us about the Spirit?
    2. Is that also true of the Son or the Father? 
  3. What does Jesus teach us about the Spirit in John 14:15-31?
    1. What about in John 16:12-15?
  4. What is the Spirit's role in the life of Christians today?
    1. Check out the following places for help: John 14:16–17John 16:8–11Rom. 8:151Cor. 6:11, 1Cor. 12:13, 2Cor 1:22Gal. 5:16,  Ephesians 1:13–14
  5. What other questions do you have about the Holy Spirit?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What is something that you've learned so far in this Trinity series?
  2. How does learning about who God is (a Trinity of Father, Son, and Spirit) affect how you view Him?
  3. How does your understanding of the Holy Spirit affect your assurance of salvation? 

Trinity: The Son - 5th November 2021

Week 2 of our topical sermon series on the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Read the Nicene Creed  and Covenant Hope's Statement of Faith Articles on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ.

Take this short quiz on Christology (the study of Christ). If you are doing this in a group write down your own individual answers and then discuss why you chose them before submitting them online. Make a note of the answers you got wrong and take more time to think over the answer.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What passages would you go to in the Bible to consider the Son? (Discuss your own texts first and then click here for some important key texts on God the Son) 
    1. What do these texts tell you about the Son's identity?
    2. What do these texts tell you about the Son's character?
    3. What do these texts tell you about the Son's works?
    4. How does the Son relate to God?
  2. What questions do you have about the Son?
  3. How does Christology (what we know about the Son) connect with the Gospel?
    1. What does "only-begotten", "begotten from the Father before all time," and, "begotten, not made" mean?
    2. What does "Light, from Light, true God from true God" and "of the same essence as the Father" mean?
    3. Why is it important to our salvation that God the Son became man (was incarnate)?
    4. Why is it important to our salvation to affirm that the Son is fully God and fully Man?
  4. Where is the Son now? What is he doing? What is he going to do?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Why is it important understand these deep and sometimes difficult doctrines?
  2. What difference does it make to our hope?
  3. What happens if we get this wrong?
  4. Take it in turns with another member to explain the doctrine of the Son (answer the question: who is Jesus Christ?), ask each other for feedback. 

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