“The Apostle’s Creed”: Session Five
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.
As always, we’ve included the entire Apostles’ Creed below, followed by Matt Chandler’s video for week five, which considers the phrase, “Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and buried.” Thanks to Judah Legaree for leading our group study time!
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.
Here are some questions to answer as a family this week. Keep going with those personal studies, they’re a great tool to dig deeper and apply our lessons throughout the week!
- Matt asked us to consider how we could look at the cross of Christ
and claim that it is beautiful. How would you answer that question?
- Matt said our ultimate issue is not all our little issues with various sins
like anger, jealousy, or lust. What is our ultimate issue? Why is it crucial
that we not lose sight of this?
- How does the death of Christ reconcile us to God? Why do we need to
be reconciled to God?
- READ JOHN 18:36-38
- What did Jesus say He had come into the world to do?
- Why is it important that we believe that Jesus was a real person
- Why is it significant for the creed to emphasize the biblical account
of Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion, death, and burial as historical facts?
- How is the cross a picture of God’s love for us? How is it a picture of God’s
hatred of all sin? What sins do we treat as more or less hated by God?
- Where would we be if Jesus hadn’t suffered and died for us?
- In what ways are you striving to feel lovable and worthy rather than
accepting the forgiveness God offers you through Jesus?
- How might you be more intentional about sharing the good news of
what Jesus has done with your friends, teammates and neighbors?