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This I Believe: The Apostles' Creed

Various Scriptural texts

19 May 2024
I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins
1 John 3:4, John 14:15, Genesis 2:16-17,
Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 64:6, Exodus 34:6-7,
Isaiah 53:5-6, Matthew 9:6, Matthew 26:28, Luke 23:34, Luke 24:46-47, Mark 1:15, Romans 3:23-26,
Psalm 32:1-2, 11,
Matthew 18:21-22

by Tan Huai Tze

After its description of the persons of the Trinity, the Apostles' Creed transitions to a description of the church as God's people. The church is the gathering of saints who have been set apart by God for the sacred mission of proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the earth. As believers, we have communion with one another through our common union in Christ. This provides a foretaste of the fellowship that we'll have in eternity with every believer in Christ from every nation, tribe, people, and language.

I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins - Tan Huai Tze
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12 May 2024
I Believe in the Church
1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 1 Peter 2:9-12;
Matthew 28:18-20; Revelation 7:9-10;
1 John 1:1-3

by Joel Sim

After its description of the persons of the Trinity, the Apostles' Creed transitions to a description of the church as God's people. The church is the gathering of saints who have been set apart by God for the sacred mission of proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the earth. As believers, we have communion with one another through our common union in Christ. This provides a foretaste of the fellowship that we'll have in eternity with every believer in Christ from every nation, tribe, people, and language.

I Believe in the Church - Joel Sim
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5 May 2024
I Believe in the Holy Spirit
Genesis 1:1-3, Luke 3:21-22, John 14:15-17,
John 14:25-27, 1 Cor 12:3; Rom 8:15-17

by Aaron Akins

After confessing about God the Father and the Son, the Apostles’ Creed turns to the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, in the third paragraph (“I believe in the Holy Spirit”). Theologian J. I. Packer says that this paragraph “turns to the re-creating work of the Spirit, whereby we are actually made new in and through Christ.” In order to appreciate better what it means to be a believer, we need to understand the person, presence, and power of the Holy Spirit as He applies the work that Christ accomplished to us.

I Believe in the Holy Spirit - Aaron Akins
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28 April 2024
I Believe Jesus Rose
1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 17-20, Romans 6:4-5, Acts 1:6-11,
Hebrews 9:24, Hebrews 8:1-2, Romans 8:34, Acts 17:30-31, 2 Timothy 4:1-2, Revelation 1:7

by Tan Huai Tze

The Creed teaches us that Jesus rose on the third day, ascended to heaven, is seated at the right hand of God and will return to judge the living and the dead. Through this Jesus obtains for us a secure and sure salvation, and gives us eternal hope.

I Believe Jesus Rose - Tan Huai Tze
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21 April 2024
I Believe Jesus Suffered
Matthew 27:11-14, 20-26, 45-50, 57-60; Acts 2:27-31; Isaiah 53:6

by Tan Huai Tze

The creed helps us confess that we believe Jesus died unjustly, innocently, but historically at the hands of Pontius Pilate. He died a cruel and shameful death by crucifixion to forgive our sins and cover our shame. His death, burial and descent to the place of the dead show us that Jesus died as a human being, in our place, and for our salvation. Jesus deals not just with our fear of death, but with death itself.

I Believe Jesus Suffered - Tan Huai Tze
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14 April 2024
I Believe in Jesus Christ
John 1:1-3,14; 5:16-18; 8:18-19; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-11

by Tan Huai Tze

Christians throughout the ages have believed that Jesus is fully God and fully human at the same time. This means that God has broken into history, showing us that He is real, and that He has come to save us, conquer evil, and restore what is broken by sin.

I Believe in Jesus Christ - Tan Huai Tze
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7 April 2024
I Believe in God the Father
Romans 1:16-23; Romans 8:14-17, 28; Revelation 4:8-11

by Joel Sim

The Apostles' Creed, which gives us a summarised picture of the Gospel, begins by telling us who is this very God that Christians believe in. He is our Father Almighty and the Creator of all things. Those who trust in Jesus are adopted into God's family, and God becomes their ever-present help.

I Believe in God the Father - Joel Sim
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