Saturday, January 30, 2016
Love Incarnate, love divine
1 Jn. 4:8 "God is love"
Matt. 1:23 "They shall His name Immanuel"
Jn. 1:14 "And the Word became flesh"
Star and angels gave the sign
Matt. 2:2 "For we saw His star"
Matt. 1:20 "An angel of the Lord appeared to Him in a dream"
Luke 2:9 "An angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them"
Bow to babe on bended knee
Matt. 2:11 "And they fell to the ground and worshipped Him"
The Savior of humanity
Matt. 1:21 "For He will save His people from their sins"
Unto us a child is born
Matt. 1:18 "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows"
He shall reign forevermore
Dan. 7:27 "His kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom"
Noel, Noel, Come and see what God has done
Luke 2:30 "For my eyes have seen your salvation"
Noel, Noel, the story of the amazing love
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world"
The light of the world
John 1:4 "and the life was the light of men"
John 8:12 "I am the light of the world"
Given for us, Noel
John 3:16 "He have His only begotten Son"
Son of God and Son of Man
Matt. 16:18 "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God"
Matt. 16:28 "They shall see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom"
There before the world began
John 8:58 "Before Abraham was born, I am"
Born to suffer, born to save
John 12:27 "But for this purpose I came to this hour"
Born to raise us from the grave
John 6:44 "And I will raise Him up on the last day"
Christ the everlasting Lord
Rom. 16:26 "The Eternal God"
He shall reign forevermore
Rev. 11:15 "and He shall reign forever and ever"
And all of God's people said, "Amen, even so, come Lord Jesus"
Friday, January 22, 2016
The Apostles Creed
One of the oldest creeds in church history is know as the Old Roman Creed R. The Old Roman Creed can be traced to the second century. This creed is also known as a baptismal creed. The new convert would confess the Old Roman Creed prior to baptism into the church. The existence of the Old Roman Creed dating back into the second century indicates a very early practice of such confessions within the ancient Church. If we link the old Jewish confessions in the OT with the NT practices of such confessions and then link that to the Old Roman Creed which eventually took shape as the Apostles Creed we witness a seamless connection.
The Nicene Creed
A couple of recommendations:
Church History In Plain Language (Bruce Shelley)
The History of Christianity (Justo L. Gonzalez) 2-volumes
Turning Points (Mark A. Noll)
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