Friday, January 19 2024
|6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||
I Believe: Doctrine and Life
Scripture connects faithful Christian living with sound doctrine; thus, the church has always emphasized the importance of right theology for a healthy relationship with the Lord as well as faithful service to Him. This message will explore the connection between creedal and confessional statements and life, reminding us that the purpose of sound theology is to know, serve, and worship God.
|7:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||
God, the Father Almighty
One of the foundational truths of the Christian faith is that God has adopted us as children by grace and through faith. This message will consider how the Apostles’ Creed points to God as “the Father Almighty” and how this is based on the Bible’s teaching about God.
Saturday, January 20 2024
|9:00 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||
Christ Our Mediator
In the fullness of time, our heavenly Father sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save sinners, establishing Him as the only Mediator between God and man. This message will provide an overview of Christ’s work of mediation based on confessional statements that point to the fullness of the biblical testimony.
|10:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.||
Christ came not only so that we can be declared righteous before God in our justification but also so that we can be set apart from the world unto God’s service in our sanctification. This message will look at the Westminster Confession’s chapter on sanctification, noting how the confession points us to a biblical understanding of God’s conforming us to the image of His Son.
|1:00 p.m.||1:45 p.m.||
Maker of Heaven and Earth: The Doctrine of Creation by Benjamin Shaw
This message will consider the doctrine of creation stated in the Apostles’ Creed, explaining why the belief that God made all things out of nothing is essential for maintaining Christian orthodoxy.
Heretics, Heroes, and the Early Creeds by Keith Mathison
This message will introduce attendees to some of the most significant heretics and heresies in the ancient church and explain how orthodox theologians countered these errors with the ecumenical creeds.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate by Matthew Dudreck
This message will consider the importance—emphasized in the Apostles’ Creed—of the Christian faith as one based in real space and time, explaining why we cannot negotiate the historicity of the events upon which our salvation is based.
I Believe in the Holy Ghost by Christopher Cleveland
This message will provide an introduction to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit based on the Apostles’ Creed, looking at several key truths about His person and work.
Creeds in the Bible by Levi Berntson
This message will show that the Christian practice of formulating creeds and confessions is rooted in the fact that Scripture itself contains creeds, offering an overview of some of the biblical creeds penned by the Apostles and prophets.
|2:00 p.m.||2:50 p.m.||
Questions and Answers
|3:20 p.m.||4:15 p.m.||
One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
The doctrine of the church is often neglected in modern evangelicalism. This is regrettable because the church is essential to God’s plan of salvation. Historically, the church has stressed the importance of ecclesiology by including a summary of the doctrine of the church in the ecumenical creeds, and this message will present the creedal teaching on the nature of the church.