Category Archives: Bible

  1. 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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  2. He descended into death, and on the third day he rose again [sermon 10-7-18]

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    October 7, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed says that after Christ suffered, died, and was buried, “he descended into death, and on the third day he rose again.” In this message, we talk about what Jesus was doing those three days. And why what he accomplished gives us hope to live by. It’s a hope we can even take to the grave.

  3. Who suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried [sermon 9-30-18]

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    October 1, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed tells us that Jesus “suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried.” When we suffer, God does not give us a list of reasons for evil and suffering. Instead, he gives us his Son, Jesus, who has also suffered because of evil, to be our brother and friend when we hurt.

  4. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary [sermon 9-23-18]

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    September 24, 2018 by jmar198013

    When Sojourner Truth, a former slave, spoke up for women in 1851, she drew strength and dignity from the virgin birth of Christ. For her, it wasn’t just a weird doctrine in the Bible–it was personal! To believe in the virgin birth is to believe that nothing is impossible with God. What if we had a church full of Sojourner Truths–with the audacity to believe in a God of limitless possibilities?

  5. And in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord [sermon 9-16-18]

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    September 24, 2018 by jmar198013

    The center of the Christian faith isn’t a philosophy, a theory, or a list of rules. It’s a person–Jesus Christ. Jesus is the center of our faith because he’s the center of all things. He is our Lord, because he is THE Lord.

  6. In God the Father, Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth

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    September 13, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed begins the same way the Bible does: With God. Specifically, with the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this message, we explore the three ways the Apostles’ Creed describes the first person of the Trinity: God the Father; Almighty; creator of heaven and earth. We learn, among other things, that this means our lives and our world are not accidents.

  7. I believe (sermon 9-2-18)

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    September 6, 2018 by jmar198013

    The first words of the Apostles’ Creed are, “I believe.” In the Bible, belief or faith isn’t primarily about accepting a fact, or what we think in our minds. It’s about the quality of our relationship with God. Trusting in God’s faithfulness to us, in every aspect of our life, for the rest of our lives.

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