Because I believe He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried…I will live for more.
Some approach Christianity with suspicion and skepticism. A greater number glance at Christianity, shrug their shoulders and ask “So what?” The Apostles' Creed gives us a succinct summation of our core beliefs, but do we really believe them if we never turn the corner and ask how this impacts our lives?
On October 31, 1517, a young monk and professor posted a list of interesting discussion topics to the local social media of his day, the door of the church. Today, we recognize Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” as a hinge on which all of history turned. What really happened 500 years ago? Why does it matter? Is the Reformation still going on now?
SCRIPTURE: Romans 1:16–17
Because I believe in the Resurrection of the body and the life everlasting…I will not give up.
SCRIPTURE: John 10:27–28
Because I believe in the forgiveness of sins…I will not carry grudges.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:21–35
Because I believe in the holy catholic Church and the communion of saints…I will not walk alone.
SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:27–28
Because I believe in the Holy Spirit…I will partner with God each day.
SCRIPTURE: John 14:12–21
Because I believe from then, He shall come to judge the quick and the dead…I will be ready to make every moment count.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:31–46
Because I believe that on the third day, He rose again, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father…I will trust that God is in control.
SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 1:1–3, 12:1–3; Romans 8:18–39
Because I believe He descended into Hell…I will go the distance for others.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 16:13–20
Because I believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary…I will be available.
SCRIPTURE: Luke 1:26–38
Because I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord…I will give priority and loyalty to Jesus.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:5–13
Because I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth…I will cherish life as a gift.
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 104:24–35
SCRIPTURE: Numbers 22:21–35
SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 20:1–6
SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 23:24–29
SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 22:3–13
SCRIPTURE: Acts 16:6–10