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The Apostles’ Creed - “I Believe in Jesus”

04/14/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: This is the heart of the Creed’s statement about Jesus. It is the “heart” because it speaks of the purpose for which God became man, that is, to deal with the issue of sin and fulfill God’s redemptive plan

The Apostles’ Creed - “I Believe in Jesus”

04/07/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Church leaders were dealing with various heresies regarding the identity of Jesus when they crafted The Apostles’ Creed in the mid-second century. The answer to the question of centuries ago: “Who is Jesus?” is still being debated in our day. These leaders based their answer on apostolic teaching, and we today need to also base our views on what is regarded as Holy Scripture, reflecting the teachings of apostolic authority.

The Apostles’ Creed - “I Believe in God…”

03/31/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: The Apostles’ Creed commences with this affirmation: “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.” The Creed begins at the beginning

“I Believe” - The Apostles’ Creed: An Introduction

03/24/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Think about the challenge to the Church as a new century dawned, a century without a living apostle. What do we believe? What is the core of beliefs that the apostles bequeathed to the Church? What does it mean to be Christian? Questions like these, plus the need to confront heresies entering the Church, led to the formulation of creeds. This message is an introduction to creeds and, in particular, to the earliest one: The Apostles’ Creed.

Conversations with Jesus: Peter - Dealing with Failure

03/17/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Failure. That word has such a negative ring to it, doesn’t it? Perhaps no one in Scripture failed so stupendously than the disciple Peter. Yet, Jesus makes a point before he ascends back to his Father to restore Peter. He isn’t finished with him yet. What a great reminder for us who fail God all the time. Yet God, in his grace, stands ready to forgive and to restore.

Conversations with Jesus: Thomas

03/10/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Doubt – each of us has most likely faced, are facing, or will face this affliction. Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, is a case study for doubt; he’s a good example of a reflective Christian. How do you deal with your doubts? Here are some suggestions to help you deal with this affliction.

Conversations with Jesus: Mary & Martha

03/03/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: What do you do when tragedy strikes? When your world is turned upside down? When grief settles in because of loss? We see Mary & Martha dealing with the tragedy of the illness and death of their brother, a beloved friend of Jesus. In this experience they see the power of God demonstrated and the glory of God displayed. How should we deal with tragedy and loss as followers of Jesus in the 21st century?

Conversations with Jesus-A Woman Of Samaria

02/24/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: How do you fill the emptiness of a soul? When you have tried all sorts of things and find them lacking, what do you do? Such is the experience of a woman of Samaria who encountered Jesus at Jacob’s well. In their conversation, Jesus bridges from the physical to the spiritual, from the known to the unknown, from the natural to the supernatural. And this woman, searching to fill the emptiness in her life through many men, finds living water that would quench her thirst.

Conversations with Jesus-Nicodemus

02/17/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: In Nicodemus, Jesus comes up against the best that religion has to offer. In his conversations with this learned scholar, Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, Jesus explains that entrance into the kingdom of God is through a spiritual birth. This necessity of being born again, or born from above, is at the heart of the required response to the Gospel today as well. Jesus did and does what religion cannot do.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

02/10/19

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Loving our neighbor brings some cautions, some things that are important to put into the mix. Watch out for assumptions. What is our motive for good neighboring? Set boundaries. Forgive when forgiveness is called for. So, love God; love your neighbor. This is the Great Commandment; this is what pleases God.