Discussion Questions: The Apostles’ Creed

  1. What does the word “creed” mean? What does a creed express or declare?
  2. Who wrote the Apostles’ Creed? When was it written? And for what purpose?
  3. What are the core Christian doctrines expressed within the creed? 
  4. What is the “shape” or structure of the Apostles’ Creed? Why is it shaped this way?
  5. What story does the creed tell? How does the creed tell this story?
  6. What is the focus of the Apostles Creed? How is the focus directed here? Why is this the focus?
  7. What are some uses of the Apostles’ Creed (and other creeds like it)?
  8. What are the two common misunderstandings about the Apostles’ Creed? How are they explained?

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