1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 A Study on the Apostles’ Creed       APOSTLES’ CREED     “He ascended into heaven; and     sitteth at ...
1.2 The religious instinct within us    expresses itself in 3 forms – a    ritual, a creed and a life.                    ...
1.2.1 Creed – a rationale for worship, a      formula of a confession of faith
1.2.3 Life – not content with a ritual and      creed, people attempt to express their      religion in their life
1.3 FOCUS TODAY: Jesus is not    passive but actively interested    in you and me – to prepare us    for His glorious retu...
2. JESUS MAY SEEM TO BE “RESTING   ON HIS LAURELS” NOW  2.1 Jesus has every right to do so      – because He perfectly    ...
2.1.2 “But when this priest (Jesus) had      offered for all time one sacrifice for      sins, He sat down at the right ha...
2.2 He    ascended    to    heaven.    (Acts 1: 9)
2.3 He is exalted at the right    hand of God.    2.3.1 “The Lord    said to my Lord:    Sit at my right    hand until I m...
2.3.2 Peter (Acts 2: 25-36) linked this      prophecy with the death, resurrection      and exaltation of the Son.
2.4 God has sent us the Holy Spirit.                   2.4.1 “I will ask the                       Father and He will     ...
2.4.2 Peter liked the extraordinary phenomena  of Pentecost as God’s promise (in Joel 2: 28  – 32) fulfilled: Pouring of G...
3. BUT NO … JESUS IS ACTIVELY   HELPING US TODAY 3.1 Jesus promised His eternal     presence in the Great     Commission. ...
3.2 Jesus welcomed Stephen (the    first martyr)  Stephen said:   “Look, I see   heaven open   and the Son of   Man stand...
3.3 Jesus called (audible) Saul on    the road to Damascus.                     “Saul, Saul why                      do y...
3.4 Jesus is our High Priest and    Intercessor,    forever.
3.4.1 The author of Hebrews is the only one to      show that Jesus belongs to the Order of      Mechizedek. (Hebrews 7: 1...
3.4.2Jesusalways livesto intercedefor us.(Hebrews 7:25)
4. FINALLY, JESUS WILL JUDGE ALL &   BRING A GLORIOUS END TO WORLD   HISTORY                    4.1 One                   ...
“Flap! Slap! A wipe ofthe sponge and hewashes out al thesins. Away with you…run off toParadise!” God saysto the soul,“Pete...
4.2 The judgment day is for sure    and Jesus is the Judge.                      4.2.1 “He is the                         ...
4.2.2 Man has to      give an      account to      the Judge of      the living      and the      dead.      (1 Peter 4: 5)
4.3 Jesus assures us salvation is    we believe in Him. (John 3:16)
But belief in Christ means choosingto wholeheartedly follow Him,which is God’s will.
4.3.1 There can be “pseudo- Christians”                          “Not everyone                          who says to me   ...
4.4 Hell is real.
4.4.1 “Depart from me, you who are cursed      into the eternal fire prepared for the      devil and his angels.” (Matthew...
4.4.2 “If anyone’s      name was not      found written      in the Book of      Life, he was      thrown into the      la...
4.5 The new Jerusalem means God    will dwell with us forever – no    more tears pain, suffering or    death. (Revelation ...
4.6 Practical Application 4.6.1 A Rite, A Creed , A Life                             4.6.2 The                            ...
4.6.3 Hence …                   A) Break free from                      “sensationalism”    B) Focus on       fellowship w...
C) Following Christ means bringing others   onto the Gospel Train.
5. SUMMARY / CONCLUSION
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  1. 1. 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 A Study on the Apostles’ Creed APOSTLES’ CREED “He ascended into heaven; and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.”
  2. 2. 1.2 The religious instinct within us expresses itself in 3 forms – a ritual, a creed and a life. 1.2.1 Ritual – an outward act to propitiate the Deity/God
  3. 3. 1.2.1 Creed – a rationale for worship, a formula of a confession of faith
  4. 4. 1.2.3 Life – not content with a ritual and creed, people attempt to express their religion in their life
  5. 5. 1.3 FOCUS TODAY: Jesus is not passive but actively interested in you and me – to prepare us for His glorious return.
  6. 6. 2. JESUS MAY SEEM TO BE “RESTING ON HIS LAURELS” NOW 2.1 Jesus has every right to do so – because He perfectly finished the work of salvation.2.1.1 “It is finished.” (John 19: 30)
  7. 7. 2.1.2 “But when this priest (Jesus) had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God …” (Hebrews 10: 12)
  8. 8. 2.2 He ascended to heaven. (Acts 1: 9)
  9. 9. 2.3 He is exalted at the right hand of God. 2.3.1 “The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” (Psalm 110:1)
  10. 10. 2.3.2 Peter (Acts 2: 25-36) linked this prophecy with the death, resurrection and exaltation of the Son.
  11. 11. 2.4 God has sent us the Holy Spirit. 2.4.1 “I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counsellor (Paraclete) to be with you forever …” (John 14: 16)
  12. 12. 2.4.2 Peter liked the extraordinary phenomena of Pentecost as God’s promise (in Joel 2: 28 – 32) fulfilled: Pouring of God’s Spirit that ushers in end times. (Acts 2: 14 -21)
  13. 13. 3. BUT NO … JESUS IS ACTIVELY HELPING US TODAY 3.1 Jesus promised His eternal presence in the Great Commission.  “And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 20)
  14. 14. 3.2 Jesus welcomed Stephen (the first martyr)  Stephen said: “Look, I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” (Acts 7: 56)
  15. 15. 3.3 Jesus called (audible) Saul on the road to Damascus.  “Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?” “Who are You, Lord?” “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”
  16. 16. 3.4 Jesus is our High Priest and Intercessor, forever.
  17. 17. 3.4.1 The author of Hebrews is the only one to show that Jesus belongs to the Order of Mechizedek. (Hebrews 7: 1 - 22)
  18. 18. 3.4.2Jesusalways livesto intercedefor us.(Hebrews 7:25)
  19. 19. 4. FINALLY, JESUS WILL JUDGE ALL & BRING A GLORIOUS END TO WORLD HISTORY 4.1 One erroneous view: Ultimately, God will forgive and accept everyone.
  20. 20. “Flap! Slap! A wipe ofthe sponge and hewashes out al thesins. Away with you…run off toParadise!” God saysto the soul,“Peterkin, let thispoor little creature intoo!”(Zorba the Greek)
  21. 21. 4.2 The judgment day is for sure and Jesus is the Judge. 4.2.1 “He is the One God appointed as Judge of the living and the dead.” (Acts 10: 42)
  22. 22. 4.2.2 Man has to give an account to the Judge of the living and the dead. (1 Peter 4: 5)
  23. 23. 4.3 Jesus assures us salvation is we believe in Him. (John 3:16)
  24. 24. But belief in Christ means choosingto wholeheartedly follow Him,which is God’s will.
  25. 25. 4.3.1 There can be “pseudo- Christians”  “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father, who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7: 21)
  26. 26. 4.4 Hell is real.
  27. 27. 4.4.1 “Depart from me, you who are cursed into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25: 41)
  28. 28. 4.4.2 “If anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20: 15)
  29. 29. 4.5 The new Jerusalem means God will dwell with us forever – no more tears pain, suffering or death. (Revelation 21: 3 – 4)
  30. 30. 4.6 Practical Application 4.6.1 A Rite, A Creed , A Life 4.6.2 The Journey is as Important as the Destination (maturity in Christ)
  31. 31. 4.6.3 Hence … A) Break free from “sensationalism” B) Focus on fellowship with Jesus
  32. 32. C) Following Christ means bringing others onto the Gospel Train.
  33. 33. 5. SUMMARY / CONCLUSION
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