'Apostle’s Creed' Tagged Posts

'Apostle’s Creed' Tagged Posts

SAINTS TRIUMPHANT

This particular Sunday has come to be called “Saints Triumphant.”   That word “saints” is a rich Bible word which deserves a look-see. The word “saint” is sometimes wrongly used to refer to a person of the past who was so holy and perfect that he or she earned their way to heaven and then had left-over “points” or merits to share with someone else.  This false teaching is…

FELLOWSHIP

The word “fellowship” itself in the Bible means to have things in common.  Real fellowship exists when we have the truth of God’s word in common.  Belief in the same Savior and the same teachings of the Bible binds us together in a bond of real fellowship – in the pulpit, at the communion rail, in prayer, in supporting the work of the Church.  It is a very positive thing.…

EMBARRASSING BASICS?

The Rev. Kevin Huddleston of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Mission, Kansas seems somewhat embarrassed by the basics.  He has a beef with Apostles’ Creed.    As a Voice of Faith columnist, he entitles his article:  “Is believing creeds what Christianity is about?”   He says:  “The simplistic answer to this question is ‘no.’”   In sort of a “Captain…

SPIRITUAL TUCK-POINTING

A fair number of years ago we tuck-pointed our church building.  Expansion and contraction over the years amid the changing seasons had taken their toll, weakening the mortar between the bricks.  Without a total restoration of the mortar, things would have crumbled.  Bricks would have fallen out.  The building would have fallen apart. The same sort of thing can happen…

CONFESSING CHRIST

When asked about their religious beliefs, more and more folks these days might say:  “Well, it’s a deeply personal and private matter.”   Who would doubt that one’s religious beliefs are personal.  For good or bad they personally affect us.  But along with that word “personal” comes the word “private.” Imagine talking that way in regard to other subjects.  Your friend…