RSVP: THE APOSTLE’S CREED

The R.S.V.P family devotional is designed to be a simple way for families to obey Colossians 3:16. “Let the word of God dwell among you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
 
In French R.S.V.P. is an acronym for “Répondez s’il vous plaît,” which means “Respond, if you please.” The R.S.V.P. family devotional is asking for a response. We want families to respond to God’s word by practicing this together. In this devotional R.S.V.P. also stands for “Read, Sing a Verse, Practice.” This is the format of each day.
 
First, families are invited to read a series of passages from the Bible. No comment is necessary (though the Spirit may prompt questions or discussion, and happily so!). Families may designate a reader for the day or take turns reading different passages. If your family would like some reflection or direction regarding the daily devotional I have provided 60 second videos to accompany each one. You can access them by clicking on the blue box below.
 
Second, families are invited to sing a verse of a song. Music sticks with us in ways that prose does not. Singing helps to hide God’s word in our heart. In fact, it is often the case that our theology comes more from our songs than our studies. We have assigned songs which fit the theme of each day, but you are not bound by our suggestion. You can sing whatever songs you’d like! Nor are you required to sing only one verse. Sing as many as you would like. We have included links to each of the recommended songs in case you are not familiar enough to sing them from memory.
 
Third, families are invited to practice. The R.S.V.P. family devotionals will eventually include the Apostles Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. We invite families to recite these together. Our hope is that this will help to imprint these truths on the hearts and minds of our families. These documents of faith are central to our identity as a Church. Repeating these truths remind us of our identity in Jesus Christ as a unique people in the world. They teach us how to pray, how to live, and what to believe.
 
The R.S.V.P. cards that you were given have four boxes printed after each daily section (if you didn’t get one, you can grab it below). This will help your family keep track of where you are in case you miss a few days and have to come back later. Our hope is that each family will cycle through this devotional at least four times. We anticipate this repetition will be frequent enough to impress the truth but brief enough not to be boring.
 
May God bless you and your family as you gather together to read his word, sing his praises, and rehearse our faith!”
 
 
 
Here’s a short introduction about the Apostle’s Creed. For more information, watch the other videos in the series. They are linked below.
 
 

 
 

THE APOSTLES CREED

 
The Apostles Creed is divided into 9 sections. You can move through each section below. Clicking on the image will take you to another page that will include the associated reading and a video to watch to aid you in your worship.