The Creed: What We Believe - 1
June 6, 2021 Preacher: Series: The Creed: What We Believe
Scripture: Romans 10:9–10
“Christianity Begins With the Words…I Believe”
I. Why the Apostle’s Creed?
The Apostle’s Creed is the oldest of all of the Creeds. It is the oldest written formal confession of the faith and is a trustworthy document because it has stood the test of time.
II. What IS the Apostle’s Creed
What the Apostle’s Creed is NOT:
1) The Apostle’s Creed is NOT authoritative! The Apostle’s Creed is not the inspired Word of God. It points us to the Bible, but it is has no authority over us.
2) The Apostle’s Creed does NOT save us!
3) The Apostle’s Creed does NOT bless us!
What the Apostle’s Creed does:
1) The Apostle’s Creed assist our spiritual formation
2) The Apostle’s Creed corrects errors
3) The Apostle’s Creed connects with our history
“Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.” Jaroslav Pelikan
III. I Believe
Each stanza of the Apostle’s Creed begins with the Latin word ‘credo’ which means ‘I believe.’
“I believe. These two words are among the most explosive words any human can utter.” Al Mohler
v.9,10 - “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
Belief leads to action, knowing lead to maybe or maybe not!
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.