Affirmations of Faith Based on Jesus’ “I Am” Statements

Affirmation of Faith: The Good Shepherd As followers of Christ,We believe that Jesus is the good shepherd.The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (Based on John 10:11) Affirmation of Faith: Christ, The Living Bread As followers of Christ,We believe that Jesus is the living bread that came down from heaven.If anyone eats …

Closing Benedictions

Philippians 4:7[May] the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding… guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:8-9Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these …

Congregational Affirmation of Faith from the Heidelberg Catechism

My only comfort in life and in deathIs that I am not my own,But belong – body and soul,In life and in death –To my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood,and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.He also watches over me …

Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God, the Father Almighty,the Creator of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ,His only Son, our Lord:Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died, and was buried.The third day He arose again from the dead.He ascended into heavenand sits at the right hand of God …

Call to Worship from Psalm 72 & Matthew 2

Advent is both a celebration of the first coming of Christ in humility as well as the anticipation of his second coming. The juxtaposition of both the incarnational humility of Christ and His exalted Kingship over all the earth is what makes the Advent season so awe-inspiring. Advent calls to mind both the humility of …

Prayer of Preparation for Worship based on Psalm 2

Heavenly Father, we gather here again to worship, according to your sovereign will and redemptive call. You are unmoved by the nations who rage against You and the peoples who plot in vain against Your Anointed One. You have set King Jesus on his eternal throne. Lord, you reign forever. Your glory is eternal and …

Congregational Reading from the Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,the Father almighty,creator of heaven and earth,of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ,the only-begotten Son of God,begotten from the Father before all time,Light from Light,true God from true God,begotten, not created;of the same essence as the Father, Through Whom all things came into being,Who for us …

Responsive Reading: Let us Give Thanks

Leader: Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.ALL: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 9:1 ESV) Note: this reading is useful for a Thanksgiving-themed service. At Redeemer Church, …