Congregational Affirmation of Faith from 1 Corinthians 15

We believe: Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time…Then he appeared …

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

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 of this bread, he will live forever.And the bread that He gives for the life of the world is His flesh. (Based on John 6:51) Affirmation of Faith: Christ the …

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 …