The Trinity – Matthew 28:19

Introduction:

In our memory verse, we see God described as three distinct persons.

There are other verses which show this distinction as well.

And there are many scriptures which show each person of the Trinity with one or more of the characteristics of deity.

What is another term often used as a synonym for the Trinity? (God-head, Triunity, Deitific triopoly)

When talking about God, what is a common synonym for “characteristic”? (similarity, peculiarity, attribute)

God – or God the Father.

God’s power and might.

Which scripture does not declare the might and power of God (Isa. 40:12-31; Job 42:2; Matthew 19:26).

Of what kind of power does Romans 13:1 – strength or authority?

Of what kind of power does Psalm 62:11 – strength or authority?

Which scripture declares that by God’s power men have power? (Rom. 1:4; I Chron. 29:12; John 17:2)

How many times does the Bible describe God as “almighty” (28, 48, 108?

What theological word is a synonym for “almighty”? (Omniscient, powerful, omnipotent)

God’s knowledge.

In which Psalm does David speak of God’s great knowledge of things? (Ps. 137, Ps. 138; Ps. 139)

Compared to the thinking of God, the thinking of man is (limited, vain, weak) – I Cor. 3:20.

If God sees all our ways, according to Jere. 16:17 what else does God see? (Thoughts, hopes, iniquities)

“Neither is there any which is not in his sight, but all things are and unto the eyes of Him whim we have to do.”

According to Jere. 23:24 what is the reason for God’s infinite knowledge? (Smart, omnipresence, vision)

What theological word is a synonym for God’s great knowledge (sagacity, sapience, omniscience)

God’s consistency.

What according to Num. 23:19 doesn’t God do? (Lie, repent, break promises).

Which of these verses say that God cannot or does not change? (Mal. 3:6; James 1:17; Ps. 102:27).

Does the God’s consistency extend only through time?

Which of these are not permanent? (God’s name; God’s “arms” God’s memorial) – Deut. 33:27; Ps. 135:5.

What word do theologians use to describe the permanence of God? (Eternal, everlasting, for ever)

How does the word “infinite” apply to the eternal God?

God’s love.

Which verse doesn’t speak about God’s great love? (John 3:16; I John 3:16; II Timothy 3:16)

Which verse speaks about God’s eternal love? (I Cor. 13:13; Jere. 31:3; Ps 31:23)

Which verse doesn’t speak about God’s love displayed through Christ (Rom. 5:8; Eph. 2:4-5; I Jn. 3:1)

Which is more fundamental? (God’s love, God’s wrath, God’s holiness)

Does John 3:16 negate John 3:18?

Does God’s love mean that He won’t punish sin?

According to Proverbs 1:24-32, God’s love will not always be what?

When the Bible describes “God” in His various attributes, is it always easy to see that it is talking about God the Father?

If the Bible isn’t speaking about the Father, then of whom does it speak, when it uses the name “God?”

God the Son.

We are by nature children of sin and disobedience, in what way is Jesus the son of God?

Isn’t it true that all Christians are the children (sons and daughters) of God?

How are these two things different?

In what verse did Christ say that He and the Father were one? (John 10:30; John 17:22; Rom. 12:5).

If God the Father and God the Son are different persons, explain Isaiah 9:6.

Theologically speaking, how did the Son of God become the Son of Man? (Incarnation, Virgin Birth, Immaculate conception)

Where in the Bible does it say that God “sent” His Son into the world (Gal 4:4; John 3:16)

What three books tell us about Jesus’ virgin birth?

Where do we read that God was manifest in the flesh? (I Timothy, II Timothy, III Timothy)

What Old Testament book tells us of Christ’s eternality? (Jeremiah, Malachi, Micah)

Did Christ ever speak of His eternality?

Christ’s love.

Greater love hath no man than what? (The brightness of the sun, the brightness of the Son; Christ lay down His life for His friends)

What earthly power can separate us from the love of Christ? (Tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril or sword)

Which verse says that Christ’s love is “unto the end” (John 13:1; John 15:9; Rom. 8:35)

The Bible tells us that God is omniscient; where does it tell us that Christ is as well? (Jn. 1:1; 2:24; 16:30)

Where are we told that all authority has been given to Christ? (Matt. 1:1; Matt. 3:28; Matt. 28:18)

What is the meaning of the world “preeminence” (Colossians 1:18)?

When Christ calls Himself the first and the last, what additional words does He use?

Over what does Christ not have any power? (Forgiveness of sin, Satan, nature)

What scripture says that Christ didn’t sin? (Isa. 53:9; II Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15).

God the Holy Spirit.

A member or person of the God-head.

What is the meaning of the Greek word “pneuma”? (Wind, ghost, spirit).

Is the Holy Spirit simply the “power of God?”

Which the names or titles of the Spirit indicate that He is more than a mere power? (Comforter, Paraclete, He).

How does the “Baptismal formula” prove the person of the Holy Spirit?

How does the “Apostolic Benediction” prove the person of the Holy Spirit?

Does II Cor. 13:14 say,”The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Wind, be with you all”?

Does Romans 15:13 say “That ye may abound in hope, through power of the power? ”

Where in the Bible does the Holy Spirit speak? (Acts 15:28; Revelation 2:7; Matthew 17:5).

Where does the Bible say that the Holy Spirit may be grieved?

Deity of the Spirit.

Where is the Holy Spirit said to be God? (Acts 1:2; Acts 3:16; Acts 5:3-4)

Where is the Holy Spirit said to be eternal? (Heb. 9:14; Deut. 33:27; I Tim. 1:17)

Which verse doesn’t say that the Holy Spirit worked in creation? (Gen. 1:2; Ps. 104:30; Job 33:4)

What is the relationship between Isa. 6:8-10 and Acts 28:25-27?

Which is not true? (The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Grace, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Life, the Spirit of Promise; the Spirit of Wisdom and Knowledge.)

Where is it said that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God?

Where is it said that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ?

Salvation.

Who is our Saviour?

Who regenerates the dead, unbelieving heart? (John 3:3-5; Titus 3:5).

Which verse says that the Holy Spirit indwells the believer? (I Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Romans 8:9)

Which verse doesn’t say that the Holy Spirit seals the believer? (Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; II Tim. 2:19-21)

The Word of God

Which Person of the God-head is the author of the Word of God?

Which Person of the Trinity is the teacher and interpreter of the Word of God?

Ministry

How much of Jesus’ ministry was dependent upon the Holy Spirit?

How much of our ministry should be dependent upon the Holy Spirit?