Lecture Listening Guides
by Dr. David Capes
Dr. Fred Sanders
Date: October 20, 2018
“The Triune God of the Bible: Seeing the Trinity in Scripture”
- Why is it not enough to trust the tradition, church fathers and the church councils about the Trinity?
- In what way is the Trinity linked to the Gospel?
- What is found in the Old Testament regarding the Trinity?
- What does Sanders describe as the plot summary for the Bible?
- What does Sanders mean when he says that Jesus and the Spirit came before the New Testament was written? Why is that important?
- Sanders says that Paul, the first Christian theologian and writer does not argue for the Trinity but he assumes early Christians already know it. Why is that important?
- What is not the central event of Christianity? What is?
- In the OT what aspects of God sometimes function as God?
- How does the OT figure in early Christians’ reckoning with the Trinity?
- As a person reads forward from the OT, who or what are they looking for?
- Why is it not enough to proof text the Trinity?
- What does John 1:1-3 reveal about the Trinity?
- What does Matthew 28:18-20 reveal about the Trinity?
- According to Sanders, Trinity is just another way of saying what?
- What does Ephesians 2:18 say about the Trinity?
- Why is it important to affirm the following?
- When Jesus said from the cross, “My God, my God, why are you forsaking me?” what was he not saying? What was he actually doing according to Mark Lanier?