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Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief: The Promises of the Apostles' Creed

What does it mean to believe something? Is it agreeing with facts and information? A gut feeling? Blind faith? “I believe” is the opening line of the Apostles’ Creed, one of the earliest statements of faith in the Christian church. It speaks to the character and work of God, the life of Jesus, the church, the hope of new life, and more. But what does it mean to believe in those things? Is it about mere agreement or something more? This fall, we will consider how the Creed invites us beyond belief and into a dynamic, life-changing relationship with the God whose promises are worth believing, and who calls us to make promises of our own.

Sermon Schedule

  1. September 10 — I Believe — Dave Swaim
  2. September 17 — In God, the Father Almighty — Dave Swaim
  3. September 24 — Creator of Heaven and Earth — Dave Swaim
  4. October 1 — I Believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord — John Mury + Justin Choi
  5. October 8 — Who Was Conceived By the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary — Walt Quick
  6. October 15 — He Suffered Under Pontius Pilate, Was Crucified, Died, and Was Buried — Meghan DeJong
  7. October 22 — He Descended to Hell — Dave Swaim + Ryan Marshall
  8. October 29 — The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead — John Mury
  9. November 5 — He Ascended to 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 — Dave Swaim + George Cladis
  10. November 12 — I Believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints — LeLe Hsu + Walt Quick
  11. November 19 — The Forgiveness of Sins — Meghan DeJong + Taylor Burgoyne
  12. November 26 — The Resurrection of the Body, and Life Everlasting — Dave Swaim + Justin Choi

Sunday Sermon Discussion

Every Sunday an open small group gathers via Zoom at 11am ET to discuss that week’s sermon.

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Online Small Group

Discuss what you’re learning with others! Led by Highrock pastors and staff, this eight-week online small group will meet on Zoom Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30 pm ET, beginning Thursday, September 14.

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In-Person Small Group

Those looking to connect in person rather than Online can join the small group hosted by Highrock Arlington, meeting at 14 Mill St. in Arlington on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30pm ET, beginning Wednesday, September 13.

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Series Companion Guide

Deepen your learning with prayer and reflection prompts that accompany the sermons, which can be used individually or in groups.

Series Companion Guide (PDF)

Dave Swaim | September 10, 2023
Beyond Belief: The Promises of the Apostles' Creed | 1 of 2
I Believe
Dave Swaim | September 10, 2023
Dave Swaim | September 17, 2023
Beyond Belief: The Promises of the Apostles' Creed | 2 of 2
In God, The Father Almighty
Dave Swaim | September 17, 2023