A trail map is both an invitation and a guide. It is an invitation to experience beauty, wonder, and adventure for yourself. But it is also a guide to follow, based on the experience and effort of others who surveyed the landscape long before you arrived on the scene.
The Apostles’ Creed is like a trail map. As a guide, it points out a reliable path walked by thousands of past generations of Christians, from all parts of the world, who followed Jesus before us. But it is also an invitation to step out onto the trail before us and follow Jesus ourselves, in our ordinary, everyday life.
This is not a dry series on doctrine. Belief in the Christian faith is actually not about checking the right boxes or signing onto the right statements. It’s about receiving the good news of who God is and what God has done in Jesus Christ. It’s about trust – growing in trust of the God who reveals himself to us. It’s about orienting our lives more and more towards Jesus. It’s about the very faith that fuels our daily lives.