October 7 “I Believe in God” Belief in God fundamentally changes our perspective on the world, our
place in it, and on our own lives. In belief in God, Christians see themselves in daily pursuit of God’s
mission in the world, doing His will and knowing His presence. What we believe about God is essential.
Scriptures: Exodus 3:13-14; Acts 17:22-3
October 14 “I Believe in Jesus Christ” Belief in Jesus is more than simply that he was a great moral
teacher. He is Lord and Savior, bringing us salvation through the forgiveness of our sins, and the
transformation of our lives as believers to live our life in love and obedience to Him. What we believe
about Jesus is essential.
Scriptures: Philippians 2:5-11; John 1:14, 9-14
October 21 “I Believe in the Holy Spirit” Belief in the Holy Spirit is belief in the Spirit of God
actively working in our lives, leading us, guiding us, forming and shaping us. The Holy Spirit is God’s
power and presence to comfort and encourage us, to make us the people God wants us to be. What we
believe about the Holy Spirit is essential.
Scriptures: Galatians 5:22-23; John 14:16-17
October 28 “I Believe in the Church and the Communion of Saints” Belief in the church and the
communion of saints starts with the understanding that the church is the community of people formed and
called by Jesus to be His representatives and continue His work in the world, sharing God’s love to all.
God’s church is the communion of all believers throughout all time who are bound together as members
of God’s family. What we believe about the Church and the communion of saints is essential.
Scriptures: Hebrews 2:1-2; 1 Peter 2:1-10
November 4 “I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins” We believe that we all need forgiveness, and in God’s love and grace through Jesus we have the forgiveness and salvation we need to gain eternal life. God forgives our sins and calls us to be forgiving of others as well. What we believe about forgiveness is essential.
Scriptures: Matthew 6:14-15; Matthew 26:26-29
November 11 “I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body” We believe that Christ’s death and resurrection have conquered death and that He will return. This gives us hope and the promise that even though our physical bodies experience death, we will one day be raised to eternal and glorious new life with Christ. What we believe about resurrection is essential.
November 18 “Thanksgivings to God” We can be thankful to God for a multitude of reasons, including thankfulness for how generously God gives to us. With what God supplies we can also be generous in helping others, which also results in thanksgivings to God. We believe in bringing many thanksgivings to God.
November 25 “Thy Kingdom Come” When coming to earth Jesus ushered in His kingdom, but it was not the kingdom most people had in mind. He brought a spiritual kingdom in which His followers are to participate in advancing. “Thy kingdom come” is a prayer and present and active reality for us as God’s people. We believe in bringing God’s kingdom on earth.