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 Week  
 FOUR

Week 4 – The Creed

Second & Third Articles


This week we will continue to explore what the Creed says about God the Son, as well as God the Holy Spirit.  A key part of the Holy Spirit’s job is to bring people to faith, and gather and sustain the Christian Church.  That makes this a great time to hear what Luther says in the Table of Duties about the responsibilities of both pastors and their parishioners.

 

A common theme that you might notice in the Creed is that it is not about us.  Just as God created the heavens and the earth without any merit or worthiness in us, Jesus redeemed us while we were lost, condemned, and without hope.  Finally, because our sinful nature prohibits us from choosing to follow God on our own, we rely on the Holy Spirit to create and sustain faith in us.  When it comes to our faith, God is truly the subject of all of the ‘verbs’ – He is the one doing all of the action!  Thanks be to God!  

 

October 2nd, 2017 – John 3:16 - God gave the life of His Son

  • According to John 3:16, why did God give His only Son?  What does this have in common with last Friday's (September 29) discussion on the First Article?

October 3rd, 2017 – Isaiah 53:5, Ephesians 1:7

  • What was the price that Jesus paid in order to save us?

October 4th, 2017 – 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

  •       Why is the resurrection of Jesus the cornerstone of the Christian faith?
  •       What are some things that would be different if Jesus never rose from the dead?
  •       How does the fact that Jesus died and rose from the dead change your life today?

 

October 5th, 2017 – The Third Article of the Creed and Explanation

  •       What is the only way that Christians can come to faith?
  •       How does the Holy Spirit work in the church today?

 

October 6th, 2017 – To Bishops, Pastors and Preachers (Table of Duties, p26)

  •       Paul gives very specific qualifications for pastors.  How might the church be harmed if its pastors do not follow these guidelines?
  •       How might the church and its people benefit if they follow these guidelines faithfully?

 

October 7th, 2017 – ‘What the Hearers Owe their Pastors’ (Table of Duties, p27)

  •       According to Hebrews 13:17, what special responsibilities do pastors and church leaders have?
  •       What are some ways that you can encourage your pastor(s) and church leaders?

 

October 8th, 2017 – 1 Corinthians 15:50-57 – The Hope of the Resurrection

  •       What does 1st Corinthians 15 tell us about what will happen on the Last Day?
  •       Our culture today often relates the Last Day with ‘scary’ things.  What are some exciting things that Christians should look forward to when Christ comes again?

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