Session 7 PowerPoint

The Apostles’ Creed
A Guide to the Ancient Statement
of Faith
Session 7: A Cure for Sin and the Gift of Life
The Gospel—Good News
• Have you ever heard someone use the phrase
“the good news of the gospel”?
• What makes Jesus’ coming to earth good news
for humanity?
• Why might salvation be considered “not-good
news” by those who have not placed their
faith in Jesus?
• What is God’s ultimate plan and
desire for every person?
God’s Plan for Us
John 3:16-21
• Why did God send Jesus, His Son, to earth?
• How do we receive eternal life?
• What does it mean to “live by the truth”?
God’s Plan for Us
Acts 2:38-39
• What is repentance? Why is it necessary?
• Why is forgiveness necessary?
• How does the Holy Spirit help us turn from
our sins and empower us to live for God?
God’s Plan for Us
Revelation 20:11-15
• What do these verses say about the destiny of every
• How is each person judged by God?
• What does verse 15 say about how
our eternal destiny is determined?
God’s Plan for Us
• If you were to summarize the message of
all these verses, what would you say?
• Is the message of these verses good
news? If so, how?
Preparing for Forever
The good news is that those who turn from
their sins, turn their lives toward God, and live
each day in obedience to Him will live with God
• My relationship with God is…
• I would like my relationship with God to be…
• One thing I need to ask God is….
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the
Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living
and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
Reflect on how your understanding of these words
impact your relationship with God.