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Bible Study: Delighting in the Trinity – Session 3

study notesSession 3 Delighting in the Trinity: Salvation: The Son Shares what is his.

Housekeeping issues. The Schedule for our last 3 classes is as follows:
Session 3, Oct. 7, at 10 am and 7 pm. SALVATION (61-84)
Session 4, October 14, at 10 am and 7 pm. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (85-107)
Session 5 “WHO AMONG THE GODS IS LIKE YOU, O LORD?” (109-130) The Last class will be on Tuesday for the 10am slot due to a scheduling conflict.
Classes are being recorded, so ask for the link if you want to see a class you missed.

Then, in November we will do 30 Days with King David. The books are in and I will bring them to church for pick up, or deliver them to you or send to them you, if you want to participate. See for more info. I know and respect the author, and I thought a book on leadership is perfect during this time. We will examine the positive and negative lessons we can learn form King David.
The first Sunday of Advent is November 29, 2020. We will begin our Advent Study on the Incarnation by the Reverend Adam Hamilton. Those books are also in—please let me know if you need one or pick one up at the church.
All these topics will be covered in my morning devotionals, too. We want to use every mode and method to reach people. Suggestions welcomed.

Questions to ponder from Chapter 3: SALVATION: The Son Shares What is His.
All responses are welcomed.

1. How do you define Salvation?

2. How do you understand and define “right behavior?”

3. How do you understand and define “sin?”

4. Reeves says sin goes deeper than behavior. Agree/disagree?

5. Give an example from our culture of how you see humanity rejecting God.

6. On page 71, Reeves says the fact that God “gives all his glory, his love, his blessings his very self exclusively to his Son—and he then sends his Son to share with us his fullness” indicates why the Triune God is superior. He goes on to say this love is deeply personal—that we can know the Father as OUR Father. Does this help you to understand the depth of God’s love? Why, why not?

7. Reeves describes how he believes the process of salvation is delivered: (on page 75) he says it happens when “The Spirit takes what is the Son’s and makes it ours.” Reeves then describes the words spoken at Jesus’ baptism when the Father declares: “You are my Son, whom I love.” Reeves sees this process as the point at which The Spirit or the Comforter now includes us. Is this helpful?

8. How does Reeves describe the difference between a Father and a Fuhrer? Does that resonate with you?

9. How does Reeves explain the difference between reading Scripture and missing the point? (Pages 79-82)

10. Without knowing The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, Reeves claims we can read Scripture and be “blind as moles.” What is he saying? Do you agree?

These are just prompts for discussion—send any insights you have. The class will begin and end on time, discussion is welcomed. Melissa has sent the Zoom invite. Let me know if you have not received it. It will be on Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, except for October 21 when there will only be an evening class. You can choose when you will attend. Let me know if you have any questions.