This Sunday, January 12, we are launching a new preaching series, which is going to be something a little different to anything we have done in the past. For the next few weeks we'll be looking at the Nicene Creed, which is an amazing document, and historically one of the most important for the church, apart from Scripture.
Alongside the content of the creed, we'll be looking at why the Nicene creed was written, why it is still important for us, and as we look at each section of the creed over the next few weeks, we will be unpacking the many key passages of Scripture that it is based on.
It's going to be a fun journey, and I'm really looking forward to sharing it with you.
The Nicene Creed in full:
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].
With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.