This past weekend at Eastbrook, we concluded our preaching series entitled “Living the Creed: Connecting Life and Faith in the Apostles’ Creed.” Throughout this series, we have walked 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 we have explored 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 Apostles’ Creed in our daily lives.
This weekend I concluded the series by preaching on “Amen,” what it means and why we would say “Amen” at the end of the Creed.
You can find the message outline and video below. You can also view the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said ‘Amen’ and ‘Praise the Lord.’” (1 Chronicles 16:36)
What is “Amen”?
The meaning of the word
The use of the word in the Old Testament
The use of the word by Jesus
The use of the word in the rest of the New Testament
Speaking “Amen” with our mouths
A return to the three aspects of the Creed:
We trust this God: The creed is a cry of dependent trust in the Triune God.
We believe in God’s truth: The creed is a doctrinal summary of our shared faith.
We live in God’s way: The creed is a family story that we prayerfully live within.
Living “Amen” with our lives
The “Amen” of our faith decision and baptism
The “Amen” of daily personal living with God
The “Amen” of community life around the Lord’s table together
The “Amen” of missional living in the world God loves
The “Amen” at the end of our days
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize the Apostles’ Creed itself
- Consider reading further on the Apostles’ Creed:
- Karl Barth, Dogmatics in Outline