It’s Easter! Today is the day we celebrate resurrected life! The full story of scripture leads us to this culminating moment where Jesus defeats sin and death. It’s a great ending to the story that started in Genesis 3. But is that all Easter is? A good ending to the story? What if Easter was […]
As we enter Holy Week and turn our attention toward the events of Palm Sunday, we are provided a unique opportunity to zoom in on the question we’ve been raising throughout our study of the Apostles Creed – what do we do with what we believe? On Palm Sunday, the crowds cheered that Jesus was […]
As we come toward the end of the Apostles Creed, it can feel like the final items we confess our belief in are just a quick list tacked onto the end. Yet as we look more closely at the forgiveness of sins this week, we are reminded that this belief changes everything!
As we articulate our faith using the Apostles Creed, there is one line that may jump out as a bit odd. We state that we believe in the “holy catholic Church” but we’re not Catholic. Maybe you know that difference between catholic and Catholic… or maybe you’ve never noticed the use of the small “c” […]
Today we look at the third part of the Apostles Creed – the Holy Spirit. However, the creed itself doesn’t give us much to go on. All we articulate is that we believe in the Holy Spirit. As we look back, we see that while the early church understood and depended on the Spirit, it […]
If you are a long time Christian, it is easy to stand and profess “I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord…” The words of belief from the Apostles Creed are familiar and comfortable. And yet as we look at them a bit closer today, we will again see that even the “simplest” […]
Today we begin our new series exploring the historical Apostles Creed. This short statement of our faith allows us to concisely articulate what be believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Church. While it is not the end-all of what we believe as Christians, it does set us moving in the right direction […]