Deeper than Words: Living the Apostles' Creed

Deeper than Words: Living the Apostles' Creed

Forefold Path of Forgiveness

I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins

When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having…

Communion of the Saints

There’s something about a fine old hymn That can stir the heart of a man; That can reach the goal of his inmost soul Such as no mere preaching can. It’s more than the tune of the song he sings And it’s more than the poet’s rhyme – It’s the Spirit of God working through these things That gives them their power sublime! So we thank Thee Lord, for the fine old hymns; May we use them again and again…
Watercolor of Second Presbyterian Church

The Holy catholic Church

Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” So those who welcomed his message…
Storm on the horizon

I Believe in the Holy Spirit

[Our Summer Sermon Series this year provides us a unique opportunity to look at the great celebrations of the Christian Church with new eyes. We can take a little different perspective on the events because we’re not so caught up in them all. We’ve had Christmas in June and Easter in July… Today brings another look at Pentecost… the arrival of the Holy Spirit. This is not the normal story of the Holy Spirit that we use from the book…
Jesus' Ascension

He Ascended to Heaven and is Seated at the Right Hand of God

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as…

And on the Third Day

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went…

Suffered Under Pontius Pilate, Crucified, Dead, and Buried

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law…
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Conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,…
Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord

As part four of our continuing Summer Sermon Series on the Apostle’s Creed, today you’ll get some real meat and potatoes; something of substance to work with. I have been trying to decide how best to approach ‘Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord’- which could surely cover a lot of territory. I’ll begin with a question for all of us today. Here it is: if, (according to science fiction ‘Star Trek’ technology) you were able to be ‘beamed back’,…
Starry night photo above silhouettes of houses

Maker of Heaven and Earth

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there…
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