Category Archives: Apostles’ Creed

  1. Amen! [sermon 11-25-18]

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    November 25, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed tells God’s story from creation to new creation. From birth to death to resurrection. And at the very end, it calls on us to say, “Amen!” to this story. What if “amen” isn’t just the word we say at the end of a prayer? What if “amen” is a way of life before the God who has said, “yes” to us–and will continue to say, “yes”?

  2. The resurrection of the body and eternal life [sermon 11-18-18]

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    November 18, 2018 by jmar198013

    What happens after we die? Do we go to heaven for eternity? What will eternal life be like? God has planned for us a more glorious, beautiful, and solid future than many of us have ever been told. The hope of Christians is resurrection.

  3. In the forgiveness of sins [sermon 11-11-2018]

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    November 12, 2018 by jmar198013

    Forgiveness is something we all depend on. We all need to forgive and be forgiven. And yet, forgiveness can be very hard both to receive and give. This message focuses on what forgiveness means to relationships, and how it’s rooted in God’s own Name and character.

  4. One holy Christian church, the communion of saints [sermon 11-4-18]

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    November 5, 2018 by jmar198013

    Manuscript of my sermon at Central Church of Christ for November 4th, 2018. From our ongoing series,¬†We Believe, using the …
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  5. I believe in the Holy Spirit [sermon 10-28-18]

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    October 29, 2018 by jmar198013

    The ancient Apostles’ Creed says, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” Yet, the Holy Spirit is probably the most misunderstood and neglected Person of the Godhead. Which is incredibly tragic, because the Bible teaches us in many ways that we cannot live without the Spirit.

  6. He will come again to judge the living and the dead [sermon 10-21-18]

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    October 21, 2018 by jmar198013

    When you think about the Judgment Day, does it look anything like this? Could this faceless God ever love you? Could you love him? This picture gets Judgment Day–and the One who will judge us–all wrong. Christ will judge the living and the dead. He is fully God and fully human. That’s very good news. Because it means our judge will have a human face, and all the wisdom and love of God.

  7. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the Father’s right hand [sermon 10-14-18]

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    October 16, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed reminds us that Jesus has ascended into heaven, where he rules at the Father’s right hand. But don’t believe for a minute that just because Jesus is in heaven, it means he has left you or the world behind! Jesus is our representative in heaven. And from heaven, he is able to be present anywhere and everywhere in this world.



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