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Pastor Tim Swigarts Blog

Missio Dei is a Contemporary Baptist Church located in historic Galena IL. Senior Pastor Tim Swigart shares his thoughts on numerous topics concerning the church.

Why the Apostles' Creed?

Timothy Swigart

This summer, our small groups are going through a video study series on the Apostles' Creed. It's a great series from Matt Chandler with twelve weeks devoted to one of the oldest Christian Creeds. So why the Apostles' Creed?

The Apostles' Creed is based on the teaching of the earliest disciples of Jesus Christ, known as apostles. Though not found in the Bible, the creed is based on biblical texts. The creed is a sort of summary statement on all the most essential teachings from the New Testament. We're studying the creed, because it gives us a pretty accurate view of the beliefs that make the Christian faith distinct and unique. It gives a person an idea of what the core biblical beliefs Christians hold happen to be.

If you're interested in learning more about what it means to be a Christian, this is a great study for you. Matt Chandler is an engaging teacher. The group interaction is great. It will be a fun summer!