Trinitarian Theology

I want to recommend Trinitarian Theology to you. It is edited by Keith Whitfield with contributions by Bruce Ware, Malcolm Yarnell, Matthew Emerson, and Luke Stamps.

Here are three reasons why you should read Trinitarian Theology. First, the book has given me a bigger and clearer view of God. That is priceless. Second, the book challenged my often assumed method of interpretation by calling these men to interact with one another’s methods. Finally, the authors’ interaction with tradition revealed my own ignorance of history and the help of those who have thought these thoughts before.

But don’t take my word for it. Listen to J. I. Packer’s warning, “All non-Trinitarian formulations of the Christian message are by biblical standards inadequate and indeed fundamentally false, and will naturally tend to pull Christian lives out of shape” (quoted on page 175).

Discuss Titus 2:1-6

  1. In what way did God comfort, challenge, or correct you today?
  2. How do you define a godly man?
  3. How do you define a godly woman?
  4. What are pastors called to do in Titus 2:1?
  5. Consider the marks of an older man in Titus 2:2. Who do you know that lives out these characteristics? Pray and thank God for him.
  6. Older women should enter every situation like a priestess entering the temple. Discuss how this should workout in everyday life.
  7. Who are older women called to teach and what are they called to teach?
  8. Thank God for the faithful women in your life. Pray for God to raise up faithful women who will disciple women in the church.
  9. If you are a young woman, what characteristic do you find easier to live out? Which do you find more difficult?
  10. Pray for the young mothers in the church. Pray that God will give them great grace as they love their husbands and children.
  11. Young men, in what areas of life are you lacking self-control? Are you enslaved to some appetite or attitude? How does Titus 2:11-14 help you?
  12. Pray for the young men in the church. Pray for them to offer themselves to Christ as slaves of righteousness.