Vincentown United Methodist Church
The Nicene Creed
"We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the So is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen." ~ UMH 880
Some of you may be more familiar with the Apostles' Creed which came a few decades later. If you are a theology enthusiast like me, I invite you to compare these faith statements side by side and see their differences, especially in the way they handle the divinity of Christ. There are theological differences here and there, but the core of our beliefs around the Holy Trinity remains the same in both. We believe in one God, the maker of everything. We believe in Jesus Christ, the son of God, from whom our salvation is won. We remember the stories of his life; how we was conceived in the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit, how he took on human flesh, and how he was crucified. But we also hold the common belief that his death was not the end of the story. Jesus did suffer death and was buried, but then he rose again on the third day, he ascended into Heaven where he now sits at God's right hand. We firmly believe he will come again to judge the living and the dead. Thirdly, we believe in the Holy Spirit, the universal church, in one baptism, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and eternal life in the world to come. My prayer is that these beliefs are also found in you.
If you joined us for Easter, we thank you for celebrating with us! We worshiped with 70 people at sunrise by the lake and 130 people in worship later in the morning. Hallelujah, Jesus is alive and God is good! If you were not able to make it worship on Easter, we truly hope we will see you soon and we invite you to come find a deeper relationship with God each time you come. Any time you miss a service, you can always go on our website (www.vincentownumc.org) to hear an audio recording of the sermon. May the peace, love and eternal life of Easter be with you always. Amen.
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