This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our 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 began preaching on the second article of the creed, which begins with this statement: “I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.”
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.
“No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” (John 1:18)
The giving of this name (Matthew 1:20-21; Luke 1:31-33)
The significance of the name “Jesus”
Jesus the Christ
The Jewish anticipation of Messiah (Ezekiel 37:21-28; Deuteronomy 18:15; Daniel 9:24-27)
Jesus the fulfillment of Messianic longings (Matthew 16:15-17; Acts 2:36)
What it means that Jesus is the Christ/Messiah
Jesus, God’s Only Son
Jesus the Eternal Son (John 1:1-5, 18)
Jesus the Incarnate Son (John 1:14; Matthew 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-4)
What it means (and doesn’t mean) that Jesus is God’s Son
Jesus the Lord
The fundamental declaration of Christian faith: “Jesus is Lord!” (Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 12:3)
What it means that Jesus is Lord
Living this part of the Apostles’ Creed
Returning to Jesus the Savior
Returning to Jesus the MessiahReturning to Jesus the Lord
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize John 1:18 or Hebrews 1:1-4
- Read and/or pray through the entire Apostles’ Creed. Consider memorizing it.
- For further background on this section of the Apostles’ Creed, consider reading:
- Martin Luther’s Larger Catechism on the Apostles’ Creed
- The Nicene Creed (381)
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That was some powerful preaching, Pastor Matt!