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 …

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 …

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, …

Responsive Reading: Te Deum

Leader: You are God and we praise You;You are the Lord and we acclaim You;You are the eternal Father;ALL: All creation worships You. Leader: To You all angels, all the powers of heaven,Cherubim and seraphim sing in endless praise,ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might;Heaven and earth are full of Your glory. …

Responsive Reading: The Glory to Be Revealed

Leader: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.ALL: For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of …