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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Taylor K. on the 1st Article of the Apostles’ Creed

First Article of the Apostles Creed
        The reason I chose the first article of the Apostles Creed topic was because I am thankful for what God has provided me in life. What this talks about is what God has given us in our daily life. In the Apostles Creed it says he gives us clothing and shoes, food and drink, land, animals, wife and children. These common things are what we have in our daily life. Without Gods help and our faith in God there is no assurance that we will receive these things.  In our lives it is necessary to have some or all of these things because if we did not have food or water we would die in a short period of time.  We need clothing and shoes to keep us warm.  We do not necessarily need a wife and children but it does say in the Bible in the great commission to propagate and spread the Gospel, besides the help mate God gives us can and will enrich our lives.  To me such things are very important and matter in my daily life.  Jesus died on the cross so we could be provided with these things, as well as giving us eternal salvation.
          The First Article gives us a clear message of defending us against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. This he does only out of Fatherly Divine Goodness. Without this goodness we have no merit or worthiness. Our sinful actions and ways we were born and live with everyday makes us unworthy of saving.  It is our duty to thank and praise, serve and obey him. I am a sinner saved only through the blood of Jesus Christ.
           The gifts and blessings God gives listed in the First Article will be valuable in years to come because when I get a wife and if we are blessed with children Jesus will be supporting me and my family with these necessities. This is just one a part of the Christian life we can only thank God for. I am happy and thankful God was has given me life and all that I have and will have in the future. I am honored to share this with my congregation, and those who have taught me what the First Article means. It has given my faith in Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit strength to recognize and appreciate what I have.

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