Tag Archives: J. I. Packer

The Best is Yet to Come

I believe in … the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. The Apostles’ Creed ends on a note of hope, bringing the brief synopsis of the biblical story to a close. Christian hope culminates in the age to … Continue reading

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The Forgiveness of Sins

I believe in … the forgiveness of sins, On this statement, toward the end of the Apostles’ Creed, J.I. Packer (Affirming the Apostles’ Creed), Ben Myers (The Apostles’ Creed), Michael Bird (What Christians ought to Believe) and Derek Vreeland (primal … Continue reading

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And in the Spirit

I believe in the Holy Spirit Working through the Apostles’ Creed, the next topic is a one-liner, or perhaps a two-liner if we consider the reference to the Holy Spirit in the incarnation (Jesus was “conceived by the power of … Continue reading

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The Linchpin of Our Faith

On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. There are four key concepts in this section … Continue reading

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Suffered, Died, Descended

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. The next clause of the Apostles’ creed focuses on the death of Jesus the Christ. The first line reiterates his life and place in … Continue reading

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Who is this Jesus?

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The largest portion of the Apostles’ Creed focuses on the life and death of … Continue reading

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God: Father, Almighty, Creator

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. Having set up the Apostles’ Creed – its importance, the importance of creed-like statements in Scripture, and the role of the rule of faith in the early church … Continue reading

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Why You Need the Creed

As I mentioned earlier this summer, I am preparing for an adult education discussion class on the Apostles’ Creed as an introduction to Christian doctrine this Fall. The primary resources for this class are the Bible (of course) and four … Continue reading

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Holy Catholic Church, Communion of Saints

I am preparing for a discussion class on the Apostles’ Creed this Fall and digging into it in preparation. I will post on it occasionally over the next few months. Today I want to focus on two lines in article … Continue reading

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