What do we believe by true faith?
- Answer: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker 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. The third day he rose again from the dead. 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. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
- Scripture: I…appeal…to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. (Jude 1:3)
- Prayer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—you are our God who brought us from non-existence to existence. Tender Lord, you so loved the world that you gave your only Son, that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have everlasting life. Remembering everything that happened for us—the cross, the tomb, the resurrection on the third day, the ascension, the throne at the right hand—we rejoice, and praise, and give thanks to you, Lord our God. Great is your glory. Amen.