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The Strangest Part of the Creed: He Descended into Hell

What happened to Jesus between his death and resurrection? We know his body was buried, but what about his spirit? […]

Text: I Peter 3:18-19
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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God’s Scapegoat: “Buried”

“I believe in Jesus Christ — who suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.” The Apostles’ Creed […]

Text: Leviticus 16
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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The Day God Died: “Crucified, Died”

When Jesus died on the cross, he took our place, bore our punishment, and the paid the price for our sins so that we might be saved. Without his death, we could never be saved.

Text: Hebrews 9-10
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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The Man Who Killed Jesus: “Suffered Under Pontius Pilate”

This has been a week unlike any other in my lifetime. Last Wednesday the new movie by Mel Gibson, “The […]

Text: Isaiah 53
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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Why the Virgin Birth Matters: “Conceived of the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary”

Let’s begin our study with two familiar verses of Scripture:   “But after he had considered this, an angel of […]

Text: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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The Incomparable Christ: “Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord”

Who is Jesus Christ? Of all the questions that might be posed to modern men and women, none is more […]

Text: Philippians 2:9-11
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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Not by Chance: “Maker of Heaven and Earth”

If you leave God out, you’ve missed the fundamental truth about the universe. That means that in order to understand human origins and the true history of the universe, we must begin

Text: Revelation 4:11
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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Who’s in Charge Here? “I Believe in God the Father Almighty”

All week long I’ve been thinking about the phrase “Father Almighty” and trying to decide what it really means. It’s […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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The Greatest Risk You’ll Ever Take: “I Believe in God”

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists […]

Text: Hebrews 11:6
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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You Are What You Believe: Why the Apostles’ Creed Matters

This sermon gives the history of how the Apostles’ Creed came about and explains the importance it has in the Christian church throughout history as well as in our individual lives. The Apostles’ Creed is a declaration of faith recognized by all branches of true Christianity. For 2,000 years the Apostles’ Creed has served as a succinct statement of the irreducible minimum of the Christian faith. It is the common heritage of the true Christian church. It offers a broad survey of Christian doctrine, that focuses all on God as the object of the faith, and what he has done for believers. In this declaration of beliefs, the God of the Christian church is sharply distinguished from the gods of other religions by what he has done for his believers. The authority of these statements of belief embodied in the Apostles’ Creed lies entirely on the Word, that is the Bible, and not on any personal or private interpretations. It follows then that a person who professes to be a Christian must therefore subscribe or believe in everything stated in this creed, at the very least, as a start of what the Christian must believe. The Creed reminds us that truth is not optional. There are boundaries to the Christian faith. Not everything is negotiable. Some things must be believed if you are to call yourself a Christian. You can choose to live outside those boundaries, but if you do, you aren’t a Christian and you shouldn’t call yourself one.

Text: Romans 1:16
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed