Sermon Bible Study Guides

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. 
in Acts

Acts 18:1–23 - 16th April, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 18:1–23
  2. Where does Paul go? How long for?
  3. Who does he meet? How are they described?
  4. What does Paul do? How is it described?
  5. What is said, by whom, and how is it received?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean, "the Christ was Jesus" (v.5)?
  2. Why did God show Paul a vision?
    1. What is emphasized?
    2. What reasons does God give?
  3. How do the Jews understand Paul's ministry (v.13)?
  4. How does Gallio understand the disagreement (vv. 14–15)?
  5. What do you think it means for Paul to "strengthen all the disciples" (v.23)?
  6. How does the gospel/the Lord propel Paul to face such challenges in sharing the message the Jesus is the Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Who are/could you partner with in proclaiming Jesus as the Christ to those who are God's in this city?
  2. How are you fearful of being bold in speaking about the gospel with others? What truths in this passage encourage you to "go on speaking"?
  3. How can we be involved in strengthening other disciples in our church?

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