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"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentiles." - Romans 1:16

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentiles." - Romans 1:16

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    • Are You a “Believer”? An Introduction to Apostles’ Creed ( A Series )
    • Romans 1:16 , I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes ; first for the Jew, then for the Gentiles.
    • I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. The Apostles’ Creed
    • He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. The Apostles’ Creed
    • I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. *that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places The Apostles’ Creed
    • OUTLINE A. The meaning of the Apostles’ Creed
    • This creed is called the Apostles' Creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings . It sets forth their doctrine "in sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and with liturgical solemnity."
    • The word “creed” comes from the Latin word ‘credo’ , which means, “ I believe.”
    • Six facts about the creed
      • It is very old
      2. It was not written by the Apostles’ 3. It is very concise 4. It is God-centered 6. It is easy to memorize 5. It is selective
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    • Outline: A. The meaning of the Apostles’ Creed B. The origin of the Apostles’ Creed
    • Major Christian Creeds 1. Apostles’ Creed
    • Major Christian Creeds 1. Apostles’ Creed 2. Athanasian Creed
    • ATHANASIAN Creed refutes the following heresies:
      • Arianism , taught that God the Father and Jesus does not exist together eternally…he is just a ‘created being’.
    • ATHANASIAN Creed refutes the following heresies:
      • Nestorianism is a doctrine that teaches that Jesus exists as two persons
    • ATHANASIAN Creed refutes the following heresies:
      • Monophysitism holds the teaching that Christ has only one nature. Their two major doctrines are Eutychianism and Apollinarianism .
    • ATHANASIAN Creed refutes the following heresies:
      • Macedonians they profess a belief denying the divinity of the Holy Spirit and of Jesus Christ.
    • Major Christian Creeds 1. Apostles’ Creed 2. Athanasian Creed 3. Nicene Creed
    • NICENE CREED was convened by Constantine to counter a widening rift within the church , in A.D. 325. This creed reflects the position of Alexander and Athanasius, written and signed by a majority of the bishops.
    • Outline: A. The meaning of the Apostles’ Creed B. The origin of the Apostles’ Creed C. The importance of the Apostles’ Creed
    • Importance of Apostles’ Creed
      • You are what you “believe”
      • It is the declaration of what it means to say “I believe”
    • Jean Francois Gravelet (aka Charles Blondin) Born: 28 Feb 1824, Saint-Omer, France Died: 22 Feb 1897, London
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    • “ Do you think I could safely carry you across in this wheelbarrow? “ Blondin asks,
    • Paul said in II Timothy 1:12, “ I know whom I have believed.”
      • Creed begins with two words: “I believe.” Are you a believer?
      Finally
      • True belief is always personal .
      • A Christian is a person who truly believes in Jesus. Are you a believer?
      • Eternity hangs on your answer.
    • Romans 1:16 , I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes ; first for the Jew, then for the Gentiles.