Studying The Ancients | 01

AUTHOR: Holy Scripture

READ:

Read or listen to Revelation 1:1–8.

The revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, whatever he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep what is written in it, because the time is near.

John: To the seven churches in Asia. Grace and peace to you from[ the one who is, who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by his blood, and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father—to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look, he is coming with the clouds,
and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him.
And all the tribes of the earth
will mourn over him.
So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “the one who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

The written Scripture is CSB, however, the audio Scripture is ESV.

FOCUS:

Take time to slowly read and reflect on these creeds that have shaped the Church for hundreds of years. How do these statements connect with the Scriptures we have studied this week?


The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. 
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. 
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. 
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. 
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAY:

Take a moment to reflect on all that God has been teaching you this week. How has he used the people around you, the work you have accomplished (or not accomplished), and the Scripture you have read to teach you about himself? Ask God to use those lessons to continue to shape and form you into his image.

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1 Comment

  1. Mitzi Hellyer

    I wish we would sayThe Apostles Creed more often, perhaps along with Scripture. It’s a true statement of what our church is all about.

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