Studying The Ancients | 06
Read or listen to Hebrews 4:14–16.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus the Son of God—let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.
The written Scripture is CSB, however, the audio Scripture is ESV.
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 Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
The only Son of God,
begotten from the father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him were all things made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
And with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come. Amen.
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.