Sermon Series
  • 1. I Believe

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    It is important to have a determine what, in fact, you believe.

    I BELIEVE TEXT: 2 Chronicles 20:20-21; Mark 9:17-27 Now that our lighthouse is built and there is a light to shine on our way, I want to shift our point of reference from the lighthouse to a nearby ship. (Steve and George skit.) It is time for us to chart the course of our ship across the more

  • 2. Maker Of Heaven And Earth

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
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    The first phrase of the Creed, "I believe in God the Father, maker of heaven and earth."

    MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH TEXT: Isaiah 43:9-13; Romans 1:18-23 Across this coming year, we are going to be talking a lot about charting our course. What that means is that, as a church, we are going somewhere and that somewhere is greater mission and ministry in our community and world. As more

  • 3. Jesus, The Son

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 27 ratings

    Phrase two of the Creed, "And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord."

    JESUS, THE SON TEXT: Matt. 3:13-17; 2 Sam. 7:11b - 16 For those of you just tuning in, we have begun a look at one of the ancient maps of the Christian faith, the Apostles’ Creed. I think it’s fair to say that every line of this creed has been questioned and debated from the very beginning. more

  • 4. Conceived By The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    The third phrase of the Creed: "Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary"

    CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TEXT: Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:46-55 As we delve deeper into the ancient church document called the Apostles’ Creed, we come to a line representing an issue that has sparked debate across two thousand years. The line we talked about last week, “And in Jesus Christ, more

  • 5. Suffered, Dead, And Buried

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
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    The fourth phrase of the Creed: "Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried"

    SUFFERED, DEAD, AND BURIED TEXT: Matthew 27:27-31; Isaiah 53:1-9 So far in our look at the Apostle’s Creed, we have hit a lot of controversial lines. We have waded into the debates about God as “Father,” about the divinity of Jesus, and the Virgin Birth. This week, however, the phrase we more

  • 6. Ups And Downs

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 11 ratings

    The fifth phrase of the Creed: "He descended into hell. On the third day he arose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sittith at the right hand of God the Father Almighty"

    UPS AND DOWNS TEXT: Luke 24:44-52; 1 Peter 3:18-22 We’re approaching the close of the first part of the Apostles’ Creed...the section that mostly deals with the nature of Jesus’ life and death. As I mentioned in the introductory sermon, there are several very old versions of the Creed, and more

  • 7. Who's The Judge

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    The sixth phrase of the Creed: "From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead."

    WHO’S THE JUDGE? TEXT: Luke 6:37-38; Romans 8:1-6 As we continue our travels through the Apostles’ Creed, we come to a rather squirmy line: “From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.” Thinking about the judgment passages of Scripture is not an easy way to pass the more

  • 8. The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    The seventh phrase of the Creed: "I believe in the Holy Spirit"

    THE HOLY SPIRIT TEXT: John 16:12-15; Acts 2:1-18 This week we move into the second part of the Creed. The first part was almost exclusively about the nature and life of Jesus, but in this second part we branch out to a listing of other Christian beliefs. The difficult piece is that the more

  • 9. The Holy Catholic Church

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    The eighth phrase of the Creed: "The holy catholic church."

    THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH TEXT: John 17:20-23; Ephesians 4:1-6 Line by line we are making it through the Apostle’s Creed, and the line we are looking at this week is easily the most misunderstood line in the whole thing. “I believe in the holy catholic church. I remember when I first more

  • 10. The Communion Of Saints

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 11 ratings

    The ninth phrase of the Creed: "The communion of saints"

    I BELIEVE IN THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-4 The parsonage lights were burning even later than usual this week as a couple of innocent questions sent me on a wild romp through my family geneaology. Courtesy of the Mormon website, which I believe is the most extensive, free more

  • 11. The Forgiveness Of Sins

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    The tenth phrase of the Creed: "The forgiveness of sins"

    THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS TEXT: 1 John 1:5-10 We’re almost there. For months now we have been preparing for our journey into mission by examining the map left to us by the ancients…the Apostle’s Creed. We have gone through controversial lines, misunderstood lines, historical lines, and more

  • 12. The Resurrection Of The Body

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    The last phrase of the Creed: "The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting"

    THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY John 20:1-9, 19-31; 1 Cor. 15:33-49 If you have been with us for the past few months, you know that this morning we arrive at the end of a long discussion of the Apostle’s Creed. Line by line we have examined the teachings of the Christian faith and here, on more