CREED – Week 6: “The holy catholic church, the communion of saints”
March 19 – Matthew 16:13-20
“Who do you say I am?” There is a “right” answer, “You are the Christ, Son of the Living God.” Then there is a revealed response. Are you responding to the question from a deeper place; a place where you know that you know who Jesus is and who Jesus is to you?
March 20 – 1 Peter 2:1-12
True holiness is all about desire and delight. It is about tasting the goodness of God. What would it be like to “crave” the Spirit of God? How could that happen?
March 21 – Acts 15:22-35
The creed defines the center of the Christian faith, and the creeds outline the circumference, or boundaries, of the faith. Wesley’s followers have long employed the phrase, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity,” with respect to the Church and particularly as it related to the Methodist movement. What does this mean to you?
March 22 – Galatians 3:26-29; Colossians 3:5-11
In affirming our faith in the holiness and catholicity of the Church, we, in a sense, all put on identical clothing. This brings to mind the imagery of the multitudes of diverse peoples gathered around the Lamb who are all wearing white robes (Rev. 7: 9). Meditate on this.
March 23 – Revelation 7:9-12
“Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Recite it aloud several times, growing in intensity. As you declare these words, become conscious of the way your spirit is worshipping God.
March 24 – Hebrews 12:1-3, 18-24
Are you entangled with some particular sin? Are you encumbered with discouragement or despair? Remember the creed: “I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.” Run to him.