Yes and Amen in Christ

Read 2Corinthians 1:12-22

The final word of the Apostles' Creed is "Amen!" this is not a mere word to end our prayers or to call for when someone has said something we agree with; rather it is a word that expresses our affirmation that God is true what he has promised in Christ, and we desire those promises to be fulfilled.

The Resurrection of the Body

Read 1Corinthians 15:35-58

This confession of the creed expresses the gospel hope, which is we look for the resurrection glory of the body. Job, Abraham and all the saints through the ages were not content with the knowledge that in death our souls went to be with our God; they looked earnestly for the day of resurrection glory when the soul would be reunited with the immortal incorruptible body. Our new covenant head, Jesus Christ, was the first-fruits of this glory.

The Forgiveness of Sins

Read Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2

This statement of the Christian faith "I believe in the forgiveness of sins" comes after confessing the holy catholic church and the communion of saints, WHY? Because it is a matter of faith chiefly commanded to be exercised with "one another." So many times we are commanded to forgive one another, with the Father's forgiving mercy in Christ to be our patter; even the Lord's Prayer teaches us this. This sermon deals with fallicies concerning the forgiveness of sins, what we are asking God to do in forgiving us, and the chief condition of forgiving one another.

The Communion of the Saints

Read Hebrews 10:19-25

The Apostles' Creed confess not only faith in the holy catholic Church, but the communion of the saints. This communion is where the Lord commands the blessing of life everlasting [Psalm 133]. The relationship of believers gathered together in Christ is a life of sharing in each others lives, gifts and spiritual services; a relationship that is deeper than the bonds of extended family [Mark 3:33-35]. Hebrews 10:19-25 reveals Christ as the fountain of the communion and three vital areas where that communion focuses.

I Believe in the Holy Spirit

Read John 16:5-15

The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, is not lesser in equality or glory; nor is he subordinate to the Father and the Son. Rather in the economy of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the one who exalts Jesus Christ and his work, in the souls of men. He is the Spirit of truth, the Comforter sent by the Father and the Son to guarantee the inheritance of all God's people.

Jesus Returning with Judgment

Read 2Peter 3:1-14

Many Christians, let alone unbelievers, live without much regard or concern for the return of the Lord Jesus. But as we confess, and as Scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments, fervently teaches, the Lord Jesus is returning to judge the living and the dead with righteousness and equity. What will his return be like, and what is the manner of his judgment? Considering that the final words of the Bible are Christ affirming that he is returning quickly, and John desire for Christ to come; we ought to be a people expectantly and watchfully awaiting for his return.

Jesus Ascended to God's Right Hand

Read Psalm 110

What comfort is brought to the church and Christians with Christ Jesus ascended. Each of these statements of the Apostles' Creed reveals the glorious work of salvation accomplished by Jesus. Ascended, the Lord Jesus Christ is reigning to fill all things, subdue all things for God's glory, and care and intercede for his church.

Jesus Rose Again the Third Day

Read 1Corinthians 15:1-20

Contending for the truth of EJsus' resurrection has ever been met with the lies of naysayers [Matthew 28], and mockery [Acts 17]; yet it remains the cornerstone of the gospel, and an essential belief of the christian faith. You cannot be a christian and deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hear the glory and the assurance Jesus' resurrection brings to us.