“The Apostle’s Creed”: Session Eight
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, which is followed by Matt Chandler’s video for week eight, which considers the phrase, “From whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.” Thanks to Josh Samuel for leading discussion!
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.
Take a few minutes this week to discuss the following and any other questions as a family. We’ve also handed out personal studies for students to interact with individually.
- READ 2 TIMOTHY 4:1-2
- Why would judgment be given in this text as the reason for preaching, teaching, and making disciples of Jesus through the gospel?
- Do you typically think of God as looking to give mercy or as being right to judge sin? What’s the danger of thinking of Him as either exclusively just or merciful?
- Other than salvation, how have you specifically experienced God’s mercy?
- Are you more likely to desire God to be just or merciful to other people?
- How does the fact that Christ takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked affect the way you view others? The way you view God?
- Why is it important to mourn and to celebrate with believers, even those whom we will never see in this life?
- Knowing that judgment is a reality for all people, who you know that needs to hear the gospel of our merciful King? How will we hold each other accountable to share the urgent news of salvation by faith alone?
- What’s your primary takeaway in response to the teaching on from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead?