March 6, 2020 – May 22, 2020
The Apostles' Creed: What Christians Believe
At crucial points in the history of the Church, Christ-followers have united to write declarative statements that summarize aspects of Christian belief. The Apostles' Creed is one of the first of these statements and it identifies and states the most essential points of Christian doctrine. Summarizing the Apostles’ teachings, the Apostles' Creed professes what Christians believe about the persons and work of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In our 12-episode Groundwork series on the Apostles' Creed, we’ll study each of the statements in the Creed and the scriptures from which they’re drawn. We’ll not only gain a better understanding of these universally accepted Christian beliefs but also grow to appreciate their value for our formation and discipleship today.
Episodes in this Series
March 6 , 2020
Examine scripture with us to discover the purpose and function faith statements like the Apostles' Creed have in the life of faith and the value they offer us yet today.
March 13 , 2020
I Believe in God, the Father Almighty
Discover the scriptures that shape our view of God and inform our core beliefs about God’s nature and identity.
March 20 , 2020
I Believe in God, the Creator
Examine the scriptures that inform the Christian belief in God as Creator and discover why we can believe in God’s providence, why we can trust God when bad things happen, and why we can find comfort in this belief.
March 27 , 2020
I Believe in God, the Son
Dig into the foundational scriptures that give us the confidence to say "I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord" and discover what it all means for how we live our lives.
April 3 , 2020
I Believe in the Son’s Life and Death
Our beliefs about Jesus Christ's life and his death set us apart from all other religions. Study the scriptures that support our beliefs to better understand and appreciate their crucial importance for our faith.
April 11 , 2020
I Believe the Son has Risen
Jesus Christ was dead, but God the Father raised him from death and he lives. Study the scriptures that teach us this life-changing truth.
April 17 , 2020
I Believe the Son Ascended to Heaven
Study the foundational passages that lead Christians to believe Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and that help us understand why his ascension is both good for us and a great source of comfort.
April 24 , 2020
I Believe the Son will Judge
Dig into the scriptures with us and discover what we believe will happen when Christ comes again and why believers don’t need to fear Judgment Day.
May 1 , 2020
I Believe in God, the Holy Spirit
Discover the scriptures that spur Christians to confidently declare with the Apostles’ Creed “I believe in the Holy Spirit.”
May 8 , 2020
I Believe in the Church, God's Community
Discover why Christians talk about the small c “church” and the big C “Church” and learn why it’s impossible to be a believer without being connected to the body of Christ.
May 15 , 2020
I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins
Discover the scriptures that lead all Christians to declare with the Apostles’ Creed that we believe in “the forgiveness of sins” and what it means for us to accept that gift of forgiveness now.
May 22 , 2020
I Believe in Bodily Resurrection and Everlasting Life
Study Scripture to better understand what it means to believe that our bodies too will be resurrected and what we know about everlasting or eternal life.