The Apostles’ Creed is one of the oldest summaries of the basic beliefs of Chrsitianity. Today’s sermon comes from a series that follows the outline of the Creed, wherein it says, “I believe in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.”
Ancient cultures and philosophies and religions all believed that history was cyclical and that it wasn’t going anywhere. However, the very idea that history is making progress and that we’re moving toward an end goal comes from the Bible. We’re going to look more closely at the original readers of today’s passage from Revelation: 1) the hope they needed, 2) the hope they got, and 3) how you and I can take hold of that hope ourselves.