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: 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 Affirmation of Faith: One True God

Leader: We believe in one GodALL: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.Leader: He is the true and living God,ALL: Worthy to receive glory and honor and power.Leader: He created all things,ALL: And by his will they existed and were created. Leader: We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ;ALL: He is the image of the invisible God, …

Congregational Reading from 2 Corinthians

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against …

Affirmation of Faith from The Heidelberg Catechism

Leader:What does the resurrection of Christ profit us?ALL:We believe that by his resurrectionChrist has overcome deaththat we might become partakers of that righteousnesswhich he purchased for us by his death;that we are also by his power raised up to a new life;and that His resurrection is a sure pledge of our resurrection. (Adapted from The …