Blessed: Apostles’ Creed

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I must say this series was a bit different for me since I am not familiar with the creed. Somekf my notes are below BUT for the full text & to better understand the context, check out Victory’s podcasts in their official website

I believe in the church

What is the church? Why do you believe in it?

Eph 2:19-22

The church is the gathering of those who know God. 

-owned by the Lord

-called out / set apart/holy

True happiness is found in holiness where Christ called us to be.

Catholic means the universal church from the 4th century; not the Roman catholic church (5th-11th century) as we know now

The church helps stand against temptations & the attacks of the enemy. (Math 16:18)

A communion of saints

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I believe in the Death, burial & resurrection of Christ

1 cor 15:1-6

1. Jesus suffered like the worst sinner

2. Jesus died & was buried as a true Savior

3. Jesus rose again as the true Son of God

Through Christ’s death, burial & resurrection, Our salvation is complete & eternally secure

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I believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting

John 20:1-9

Implication of resurrection If it didn’t happen: 1 cor 15:14

3 implications since indeed it happened:

1. Forgiveness of sins (Luke 5:24)

 – all sins are sins against God; everything I do, I do for or against God (Psalm 51:4; Luke 15:21)

 – He not only forgives us of but also delivers us from sin (Titus 2:11) & empowers us to overcome sins (Romans 6:10)

2. Ressurrection of the body (1 cor 15:12-13, 20-23)

3. Everlasting life (John 5:24)

“As the moon only reflects the light of the sun, the creed reflects the power of the word.” – Faith Maranan

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