Define the names Jesus, Christ, and Lord. What does each name say about him? Must Christians confess these names in order to be saved? Is Jesus God’s only Son? What does this mean? What is the difference between Jesus (the only Son) and believers (the children of God)? What does it mean in practice for you to show personal loyalty to Jesus as Lord? What areas present easy spots for lip service? Can a person be saved without knowing the name Jesus Christ? What happens to those who die without ever hearing the name Jesus Christ?
I Believe in The Lord Jesus Christ
July 5, 2020 • Michael Wilburn, Senior Pastor • You must believe the Name of the One who saves.
I Believe in the Risen Savior
John 20:1-8 • August 2, 2020 • Michael Wilburn, Senior Pastor
Application Questions: The Gospel writers gave specific, detailed accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. What parts of the story give you confidence that the resurrection story is true? What hope does the resurrection of Jesus give to a believer who is afraid to die? What is your favorite song about Jesus’ resurrection? How does singing doctrine bless the soul and the church? When you need to hear or speak words of encouragement, do you speak of this life or the next? How might you gain a greater eternal perspective on the future you in Christ?
I Believe in the Substitutionary Death of Jesus
John 19:1-30 • July 19, 2020 • Michael Wilburn, Senior Pastor
Why is Pilate mentioned in The Apostle’s Creed? What significance does it have for your faith in Jesus Christ? How does the cross define, not only the death of Christ, but also the life of Christians? Do you believe that Jesus died as your substitute? What does substitution says about you? What does say about Jesus? Did Jesus go to hell when he died? What happened during the 72 hours of Jesus’ physical death?
I Believe in the Virgin Birth
John 1:14 • July 12, 2020 • Michael Wilburn, Senior Pastor
What is the virgin birth? Was it a miracle? Why is the virgin birth essential to the Gospel and the Christian faith? Why must we believe that Jesus was God? How was Jesus not like us? Why must we believe that Jesus was man? How was Jesus like us? How does Jesus identify with your temptations and trials by his life and body?