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Week 3 – The Creed

First & Second Articles

While the Ten Commandments show us our sin, the Second Chief Part, the Apostles Creed, shows us our Savior.  For the next two weeks we will learn about the Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

A creed is a statement of what we believe.  The Apostles Creed has been used since the very earliest days of the church (first or second century AD) to summarize what scripture says about who God is and what God has done for us.  This week's readings also include some of Luther's Daily Prayers, which fit in well with the themes of the Creed.


September 25th, 2017 – The First Article of the Creed and Explanation (p6)

  • What are the three main topics/subjects that Luther talks about in the Explanation to the First Article?

  • In addition to making the heavens and earth, what are some other things that God the Father does for us?

September 26th, 2017 – Genesis 1:1-2:3 – God Creates and it was Good

  • While reading, keep track of how many times God calls his creation ‘good.’

September 27th, 2017 – Matthew 6:25-34 – Do Not Worry

September 28th, 2017 – Pray Luther’s Morning Prayer (Daily Prayers, p23)

September 29th, 2017 –  Re-Read First Article of the Creed and Explanation (p6)

  • What have we done to deserve everything that God has blessed us with?
  • What does that say about God?

September 30th, 2017 – The Second Article of the Creed and Explanation (p7-8)

  • What are some things that you know about Jesus that the Second Article of the Creed does not mention?
  • Why do you think the Second Article includes certain information about Jesus, but omits other things that he did?  Is there a pattern in terms of what it does include?

October 1st, 2017 – Luke 2:1-12 – Jesus is born, God and man.

  • What do verses 6-7 tell us about Jesus?
  • How do the angels identify Jesus in verse 11?
  • Why is it important that Jesus was both God and a man?