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8 Days Until - Countdown to Jubilee


FOR TODAY “We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God…” The second paragraph in the Nicene Creed is the longest of the three because it focused on a theological question that provoked the most controversy in the church of 325 AD. Simply put, it was the church’s doctrinal answer to the question, who is Jesus? It is stunning to consider that Christians were arguing about the essence, identity and mission of Jesus some 300 years after he lived. And according to historical records, it was a knock-down drag-out fight. Though the Nicene Creed still endures, it does not mean all our questions about Jesus have been conclusively answered, nor is there universal consensus about Jesus’ identity and mission even today. This is our theme for our last week of devotions: Jesus. Rather than offer technical answers, orthodox dogma or theological doctrine, let's give this week to our sanctified imagination and ponder our own creed about Jesus. Let us trust that doing so is not for the lack of faith or heretical inclination, but that it awakens our desire to more deeply cultivate our response to the question, who do I say Jesus is?

FOR FURTHER REFLECTION Spend a few minutes remembering your own journey with Jesus. Recall the mountaintops of certainty and the valleys of doubt. How does this journey inform your own current ‘creed’ and belief about the identity and work of Jesus?

JESUS This is our theme for our last week of devotions: Jesus. Rather than offer technical answers, orthodox dogma or theological doctrine, let's give this week to our sanctified imagination and ponder our own creed about Jesus. Let us trust that doing so is not for the lack of faith or heretical inclination, but that it awakens our desire to more deeply cultivate our response to the question, who do I say Jesus is? Find all previous daily devotionals here


Join us for our 50th Jubilee Celebration events, December 3-5, online. Details can be found here: www.diocgc.org/just-mercy-just-jesus.

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