Moses by John August Swanson. Image from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source © 1983 by John August Swanson.
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Preaching Series on the Creeds
The Creeds Commentary
by James Howell
Using a Creed as the basis for a sermon series might be viewed as a hybrid between the use of lectionary texts and developing a topical series.
Week 1: July 12, 20151Preaching texts: John 1:1-16; 1 John 1:1-5Accompanying texts: Genesis 1:1-5, 1:26--2:4a
Week 2: July 19, 2015Preaching text: John 3:1-21Accompanying texts: Acts 15:1-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10-25
Week 3: July 26, 2015Preaching texts: John 14:15-27; Ezekiel 37:1-14Accompanying texts: Proverbs 1:1-9; 1 Peter 3:8-17
Week 4: Aug. 2, 2015Preaching texts: Matthew 28:16-20; Deuteronomy 6:1-9Accompanying text: 1 Timothy 3:14--4:11
The articles of a creed are topics in a way, but exceedingly biblical topics. A lovely legend circulated in the early Church: after the Spirit descended on the disciples at Pentecost, Peter said, “I believe in God the Father Almighty … ” Andrew added, “and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord.” And so they went around the table, a dozen disciples, a dozen sentences forming the Apostles’ Creed.
“What the Scriptures say at length, the Creed says briefly” (Nicholas Lash).2 The Apostles’ Creed is ...
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2018-19 Readings (Year 1)
2018-19 Worship Resources
The narrative lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings. Read more.
NL184: Preaching Series on the Creeds
July 12, 2015
Narrative Lectionary podcast on the 4-week preaching series on the Creeds (July 12 - Aug. 2, 2015).