A Closer Look at the Creeds

A Closer Look at the Creeds

Let the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds increase your group's knowledge of the Christian faith.
9 Session Bible Study

"What do Christians believe? With so many denominational divisions in the church, what do we all have in common? The Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds have served the church more than 1500 years, providing just such a foundational set of beliefs. This nine-session course will help you familiarize yourself with not only the creeds themselves, but with the biblical foundations for these truths.

This course covers how to address God, the virgin birth, an examination of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, his role as judge, the role of the Trinity, the role of the church, the forgiveness of sins, and eternal life. Each session breaks down several lines of the creeds with biblical references, and includes leaders' guides, discussion questions, and more. Whether your church recites these prayers each week or this is your first encounter with them, take a fresh look at the creeds and discover how God still reveals himself in them—to you—today."

Session One

How Should We Address God?
What we call God reflects who we believe him to be.
Genesis 2; Exodus 3; Matthew 6:5–15; Hebrews 2:18; 4:16; 1 John 2:1

Session Two

Jesus Christ's Birth
Jesus' birth is the best thing that could happen to you—or the worst.
Luke 1:26–38; 2:22–38; Isaiah 52:9

Session Three

The Crucifixion
Through the rejection of the Cross, Jesus is exalted as king.
Matthew 27:27–54

Session Four

The Resurrection
The evidence is overwhelming that Jesus rose from the dead.
Matthew 27:62–28:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1–8, 12–20

Session Five

Jesus as Judge
Jesus will judge the living and the dead.
Philippians 2:1–11

Session Six

The Trinity
We better understand God when we better understand the Trinity.
John 10:22–38; 13:31–32; 15:26; 17:1–5; Romans 5:5; 8:26–27; 11:33–36; Ephesians 1:17; Hebrews 7:24–25; 1 John 2:5–6; 4:16

Session Seven

Authentic Fellowship
What does it mean to believe in the holy catholic Church and the communion of saints?
Acts 2:41–47; 2 Corinthians 5:16–21; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 2:11–22; 4:25; Colossians 3:16

Session Eight

Forgiveness of Sins
We've come to think our faith is about comfort instead of repentance.
2 Samuel 12:13; Psalm 51

Session Nine

Life Everlasting
What do we know about the place where we'll spend eternity?
Luke 16:19–31; 23:39–43; 24:13–43; 1 Corinthians 15:35–57; 2 Corinthians 5:1–5; 12:4; Hebrews 12:1; Revelation 2:7; 19–22

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