March 20, 2022
Here are the notes to Pastor Steve’s message for week #1 of “I Believe” on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Feel free to print them and follow along during the message at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.
The Apostles Creed is a good starting point for understanding the essentials of the Christian faith.
“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. 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. 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. The Apostle’s Creed.
“The lines of the creed aren’t mere words. They convey the essence of what we confess and believe as the body of Christ.” Matt Chandler
You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 you know of my persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of because you know those from whom you learned it 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:10-17
Faith in Jesus is:
“If you continue to blame others for what they did to you, you will continue to limit what God wants to do in and through you.” Steve Gill
Application questions: (1 is poor, 10 is exceptional)
1. How well do I know the foundations of my faith in Jesus?
2. What is my confidence level of my faith in Jesus?
3. How well do I pass along my faith in Jesus?