Life We Claim: The Apostles' Creed for Preaching, Teaching, and Worship

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Using the Apostles’ Creed as the “primary text” this book explores what we believe as Christians and how those beliefs are relevant today. The author’s goal is to help pastors educate and transform members of their congregations. He examines the Creed phrase by phrase in brief sections suitable for congregational study or for emailing to the congregation. For each phrase in the Creed, a "deeper reflection" provides material for preaching a 13-sermon series or for further congregatonal study. A detailed appendix ...
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Overview

Using the Apostles’ Creed as the “primary text” this book explores what we believe as Christians and how those beliefs are relevant today. The author’s goal is to help pastors educate and transform members of their congregations. He examines the Creed phrase by phrase in brief sections suitable for congregational study or for emailing to the congregation. For each phrase in the Creed, a "deeper reflection" provides material for preaching a 13-sermon series or for further congregatonal study. A detailed appendix includes recommendations of hymns and songs related to each phrase in the Creed; the suggestions are keyed to several hymnals and songbooks.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780687493531
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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James C. Howell is the senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, and adjunct professor of preaching at Duke Divinity School. He is co-author of Preaching the Psalms (Abingdon, 2001) and author of The Beautiful Work of Learning to Pray (Abingdon, June 2003). He is also author of Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs and Yours are the Hands of Christ (Upper Room Books)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to the Apostles' Creed 1
Ch. 2 God the Father almighty 13
Ch. 3 Maker of heaven and earth 25
Ch. 4 Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord 37
Ch. 5 Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary 49
Ch. 6 Suffered under Pontius Pilate 59
Ch. 7 He descended into hell 71
Ch. 8 The third day he rose from the dead 81
Ch. 9 From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead 91
Ch. 10 The Holy Spirit 103
Ch. 11 The Holy Catholic church 115
Ch. 12 The communion of the saints 127
Ch. 13 The forgiveness of sins 137
Ch. 14 The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting 151
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