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Daniel Thimell: The Trinity, United With Humanity

Dan Thimell

Daniel Thimell: The Trinity, United With Humanity

Dr. Daniel Thimell and Mike Feazell discuss the Trinity; it is the foundation for both the doctrine of God’s love and the knowledge of God. They also examine how we are called to participate in the life of Christ.

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Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell received his doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is associate professor of theological-historical studies at Oral Roberts University. He is the author of God, Grace, and the Gospel, and co-editor of Christ in Our Place: The Humanity of God in Christ for the Reconciliation of the World. For an edited transcript of all four of his interviews with us, click here.

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Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. How does the Trinity help us to see Jesus, not as an emissary, but as God himself?

2. In what ways does the Trinity doctrine enhance our understanding that God is love?

3. Please share with us how an awareness of the Trinity has made God more personal to you.

4. “We’re already included; repentance and faith are gifts of grace.” Please comment.

5. How do you understand, “We’re already reconciled but called to believe”?

6. What is your impression--is repentance a condition of grace, or a response to grace?

7. Do you agree that, “When bad things happen, God is working for our good?” Why?

8. Dr. Thimell said, “God is closer to us than the air we breathe.” Please share your thoughts.

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. We’re talking today with Dr. Daniel Thimell, Associate Professor of Theological and Historical Studies at Oral Roberts University. Dr. Thimell earned his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen in 1993. He has 30 years of pastoral experience and he has taught at Trinity College in Bristol, England, and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

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Daniel Thimell: Christ Completed His Work

Dan Thimell

Daniel Thimell: Christ Completed His Work

Christianity is not primarily about right behavior, but about relying on Christ's completed work for us.

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Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell received his doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is associate professor of theological-historical studies at Oral Roberts University. He is the author of God, Grace, and the Gospel, and co-editor of Christ in Our Place: The Humanity of God in Christ for the Reconciliation of the World. For an edited transcript of all four of his interviews with us, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. “A lot of preaching is about 'works religion' and 'performance.' Has that been your experience?

2. How do you understand, “Behavior is a response to grace, it’s not a condition of grace”?

3. “The obedience we are called to engage can only be carried out by God’s grace.” Why?

4. Dr. Thimell emphasized “Christ-centered preaching.” Why is this important?

5. What did you think of the comment, “marriage is a covenant, not a contract”?

6. Salvation was described as a completed gift in Christ, not us doing “our part.” Your thoughts?

7. The “prodigal son” illustrates God’s unconditional love for us. Why is this hard to accept?

8. How do you view, “there are negative consequences for sinful behavior, but we are forgiven”?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian heology. With us today is Dr. Daniel Thimell, Associate Professor of Theological and Historical Studies at Oral Roberts University. Dr. Thimell earned his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen in 1993. He has 30 years of pastoral experience and has taught at Trinity College in Bristol, England, and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

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Daniel Thimell: Christ Atoned for Everyone

Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell: Christ Atoned for Everyone

Dr. Daniel Thimell discusses that Jesus Christ won a completed salvation for each of us.

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Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell received his doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is associate professor of theological-historical studies at Oral Roberts University. He is the author of God, Grace, and the Gospel, and co-editor of Christ in Our Place: The Humanity of God in Christ for the Reconciliation of the World. For an edited transcript of all four of his interviews with us, click here.

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Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, Buzz, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

In his first interview, Dr. Thimell noted that a Scottish pastor named John McLeod Campbell found that members of the church had no joy in their Christianity. Why? Because they had not understood how effective the work of Christ was.

J. Michael Feazell: You’re particularly interested in the theology of John Calvin as well as the theology of Karl Barth. Could you, in a nutshell (even though that’s quite a tall order), give us a little comparison between the two?

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Daniel Thimell: John McLeod Campbell and Grace

Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell: John McLeod Campbell and Grace

In the early 1800s, a Scottish pastor named John McLeod Campbell found that members of the church had no joy in their Christianity, because they had not understood how effective the work of Christ was.

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Biography:
Daniel Thimell

Daniel Thimell received his doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is associate professor of theological-historical studies at Oral Roberts University. He is the author of God, Grace, and the Gospel, and co-editor of Christ in Our Place: The Humanity of God in Christ for the Reconciliation of the World. For an edited transcript of all four of his interviews with us, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Click here for the second interview with Dr. Thimell, in which he explains that Jesus Christ won a completed salvation for each of us.

J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. We’re talking with Dr. Daniel Thimell, Associate Professor of Theological and Historical Studies at Oral Roberts University. Dr. Thimell earned his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen in 1993. He has 30 years of pastoral experience and has taught at Trinity College in Bristol, England, and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. In 1997, Dr.

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