I hope you found our journey through Titus rewarding and that you feel you know this Epistle better than before.
Our next series looks, in detail, at the Apostles’ Creed. The URC upholds, amongst others, the Apostles’ Creed. We tend only to use it during baptismal services which is a shame. Other traditions recite it more often as part of Sunday worship.
The Creed is a basic statement of Christian belief. It is first mentioned in the year 390 and note is then made of it being old and venerable. It was once believed to have been composed by the Apostles themselves but that belief is unlikely. Instead, it seems to have come from the Early Church as a simple statement of Christian belief. In Calvin’s Geneva this was one of the things that he ensured people learnt and he, and his pastors, expounded upon. It’s not a bad discipline for us now. We will spend the next two weeks looking at each clause, the Scriptures behind it and reflect on it as a help for everyday discipleship.
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with every good wish
Andy Braunston Coordinator, Daily Devotions from the URC Project