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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. 

Trinity: The Father - 29th October 2021

We begin a three week 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 True God and the Trinity.

Take this short quiz on the doctrine of the Trinity. 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. Take turns trying to explain the doctrine of the Trinity.
    1. How do you feel about how you did? How could you improve?
  2. Share about teaching you've heard on the doctrine of the Trinity before.
  3. What questions do you have about the Trinity?
  4. Why do you think the Trinity is so important to the Christian faith?
  5. How does the doctrine of the Trinity connect with the Gospel?

GOD THE FATHER

  1. What passages can you think of that speak about God the Father? (Read and discuss them)
    1. What does this teach us about the Father?
    2. Is that also true of the Son or the Spirit? 
  2. How does the Father relate to the Son and the Spirit?
  3. What role does the Father play in our salvation?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What difference does the doctrine of the Trinity make to our faith and lives?
  2. How can this doctrine lead us to worship?
  3. How should we respond to the fact that in Christ God is now our Father? How should that affect us?

 

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