Friday Sermon | “I Believe In” by Matt Chandler

MattChandlerIt has been some time since we last visited the Village Church for a sermon given by Matt Chandler. They’ve wrapped up their sermon series in James and have begun a 12 week series working through the Apostle’s Creed. Today we’ll be looking at the first sermon in the series which was preached on Saturday Evening, August 22, 2015.

Excerpt from Intro

…We’re going to do 12 weeks on the Apostles’ Creed. Here’s what I know. Let’s chat. Let’s just talk about it. Those of you who have more liturgical backgrounds… Maybe you’re a formal Catholic or an Anglican or grew up in a Reformed Presbyterian church or something like that. You’re geeked out of your mind right now. You’re like, “Can you even do this? Is he allowed to do this? I thought we weren’t allowed to do creeds.”

If you’re a modern Baptist… Not a historic Baptist, because historic Baptists were also creedal people, but if you’re a modern Baptist and you’ve heard something like, “No creed but the Bible,” then you’re probably concerned about me right now and wondering what in the world the elders are thinking. “How could they let him do this, and how do we shut it down?” So there’s this mixture of excitement and nervousness in the room about the Apostles’ Creed.

Let’s just talk very briefly. What I want to do today in our time together is tell you why we would spend 12 weeks on the Apostles’ Creed. I’m going to give you my outline right out of the gate, and then we’re going to very quickly get to the Bible. Here’s my outline. The creed will help us develop better symmetry as Christians, give us a more robust understanding of the God of the Bible. The creed helps us with clarity. It makes it clear who God is. The creed informs our community, who we belong to and who we are with. Finally, the creed informs our counsel, both to ourselves and to others…

(ref: The Village Church Sermon Page)

Sermon Video

https://my.ekklesia360.com/Clients/download.php?sid=13119&url=http://media.thevillagechurch.net/sermons/audio/201508221700FMWC21ASAAA_MattChandler_TheApostlesCreedPt1-IBelieveIn.mp3&mediaBID=3781175

Sermon Transcript

http://media.thevillagechurch.net/sermons/transcripts/201508221700FMWC21ASAAA_MattChandler_TheApostlesCreedPt1-IBelieveIn.pdf

Sermon Text

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth…
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord…
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary…
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.
He descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven…
And sits on the right hand of the Father almighty…
From whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit…
The holy catholic church…
The communion of saints…
The forgiveness of sins…
The resurrection of the body…
And the life everlasting.
Amen.

Have a blessed weekend, and I pray you are encouraged by this sermon.
In Christ Jesus,
Jorge

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