Week of January 28th

“The Apostle’s Creed”: Session Three

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NorthLife Youth is in a new video study by Matt Chandler. This 12 week series aims to strengthen our understanding of the essential convictions of the Christian church by using each line of The Apostles’ Creed to point us back to the gospel. You can check out either of our blog posts from January 7th and 14th for an introductory description of the series as well as a preview video.

Check out the full creed below, followed by the video and a brief summary of session three, which considers the phrase, “And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.”

The Apostles’ 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.

 

There is often confusion around the person and character of Jesus, especially in our culture and world today. In this session three video, Matt Chandler uses the Apostles’ Creed to help point us back to the essential truths about Jesus found in the Bible. Particularly, it focuses on three titles given to Jesus:

  1. Jesus as the Christ or Messiah (Saviour)
  2. Jesus as God’s Son
  3. Jesus as our Lord or Master

Jesus is the King of everything. Many people during the time Jesus believed him to be John the Baptist, the prophet Elijah or Jeremiah, or something else. But Jesus asked his disciples in Matthew 16, “Who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Simon Peter was absolutely correct.

You and I are also faced with the very personal question from Jesus, “Who do you say that I am?” The Bible teaches that Jesus is the King of everything.


Discussion Questions

Use the following questions to dig deeper as a family, and don’t forget to complete the personal studies before we gather for session four!

  1. What do students at your school, on your team, or in your neighbourhood say about Jesus? How do they view Him?
  2. READ MATTHEW 16:13-16
  3. How does what people say about Jesus compare with who He truly is? How can we know what Jesus is actually like?
  4. Why is it important to recognize and confess Jesus as Christ (Saviour), God’s only Son, and Lord (King)?
  5. Why is it common in our culture to claim Jesus as Saviour without submitting to Him as King?
  6. If Jesus is who He says He is, we cannot be indifferent to that claim. Why can’t we remain indifferent to Jesus? What are the consequences for doing so?
  7. Sin is rebellion against God. What has God done for rebellious sinners like us? What makes the gospel such good news? How does it unite us as Christians?
  8. How does living according to God’s design bring joy? What is one way you will submit to Christ as your Lord this week?
  9. What’s your biggest takeaway in response to the teaching on “And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord”?

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