I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we began a new preaching series entitled “Living the Creed: Connecting Life and Faith in the Apostles’ Creed.” This series walks through the Apostles Creed as a basic summary of our faith but also as a way to live our faith out with God in the world. Each weekend of this series will explore the biblical and theological roots of the Apostles Creed, while also providing specific spiritual practices and approaches to living out what we know as we ‘proclaim and embody’ the Creed in our daily lives.

This weekend I preached on the first article of the creed: “I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.”

You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” (Matthew 6:9)

Introducing this series

Why a series on the Apostles’ Creed?

What is the Apostles’ Creed?

“I Believe in”: Belief and Faith as:

An expression of trust: The creed is a cry of dependent trust in the Triune God. 

A description of truth: The creed is a doctrinal summary of our shared faith.

A story to live: The creed is a family story that we prayerfully live within.

God the Father

The relationship within the Triune Godhead (Matthew 28:19)

The relationship between God and His people (Isaiah 63:16; Matthew 6:9)

God the Almighty

The universal power of God (Ephesians 4:6)

The personal power of God (Ephesians 1:19-20)

God the Creator of Heaven and Earth

The creative work of God in the seen (Genesis 1-2)

The creative work of God in the unseen (Jeremiah 51:15; Acts 14:15)

Living this part of the Apostles’ Creed

Living by believing

Knowing God as Father

Letting go because God is Almighty

Praising and thanking God through His Creation

Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:

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