I Believe

August 15-September 19, 2021   |   6 Sermons

There are roughly 7.9 billion people in the world today. About 30 percent of these people - or roughly 2.3 billion people - call themselves Christians. Based on these numbers alone, it's hard to imagine we could all agree on anything...let alone something as big as God. But we do.

In this sermon series, inspired by the Apostles' Creed, we'll be exploring the beliefs that make us Christians.

Sermon 1

In God, the Father Almighty

August 15, 2021

As we begin talking about wht Christians believe, there's no better place to start than with the opening line of the Apostles' Creed: I believe in God.

But who is the God that we believe in? Well, the Apostles' Creed goes on say that the God we believe in is Father Almighty, and the creator of heaven and earth. So the God we believe in is the God who made us all and loves us all.

Sermon 2

In Jesus Christ

August 22, 2021

With more than 2.3 billion Christians worldwide, it safe to say that you'll find Christians all across the theological spectrum. You'll find Christians who are more conservative and Christians who are more progressive. You'll find Christians who are more charismatic and Christians who are more reserved.

But when it comes to what we, as Christians, believe, you'll find that we all get together around Jesus. 

Sermon 3

In the Holy Spirit

August 29, 2021

As Christians, when we talk about God, it's not too hard to talk about God the Father and God the Son. But when it comes to God the Spirit - or the Holy Spirit - it gets a little trickier. As a matter of fact, trying to explain the Holy Spirit can feel about as productive as nailing Jell-O to the wall.

But just because it's not always easy to talk about the Holy Spirit, that doesn't mean it's not worth it. So, in this sermon, we'll be thinking about how the Holy Spirit works in our world and in our lives.

Sermon 4

In the Trinity

September 5, 2021

When we talk about what we, as Christians, believe, we have to talk about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. And that also leads us to talk about the Trinity.

But let's just be honest here, the doctrine of the Trinity can be pretty confusing - because basic math tells us that 3 cannot equal 1 and 1 cannot equal 3. But the idea of the Trinity has far less to do with mathematics and far more to do with personal experience.  And, in this sermon, we'll see how our personal experience helps us make sense of the Trinity.

Sermon 5

In the Church

September 12, 2021

If you grew up in church, you probably remember the little rhyme and hand motions that taught you about the church. It went something like: Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.

Now, that's a cute little game to play with kids...but the church is so much more than a building where Christians meet. So, this week, we'll be talking about what we, as Christians, believe the church really is.

Sermon 6

In Forgiveness

September 19, 2021

It's been said that being smart means you know a tomato is a fruit, but being wise means that you know better than to put a tomato in a fruit salad. What this little joke tells us is that there is a difference between knowing something and applying something.

Throughout this series, we've covered a lot of information. But this week, we'll see how all of the information we've learned about God and our faith actually applies to our lives.