What do you believe in? What are the essential things that you think are true? For Christians, the ultimate truth is that there is a God, that God is a father, and that God is almighty. This belief is something that shapes us; it is something that determines what we call real or not.

What Do You Believe In?

The word belief refers to our convictions. These are the things that help us understand truth; the things that help us decide what is true.

I don’t believe in myself, I believe in God.

“There are people who believe in love; and they think love is the ultimate reality. And so, their whole lives – they want to love and be loved. There are people who believe in power. They think that power is what exists. It’s all a power game; that’s really their bottom line. Some people believe in money. And so for them the question they always ask is “how much?”

“The first line of the Apostles Creed says “I believe in God the Father almighty.” Now, many people today say, “Believe in yourself! Think that you can do wonderful things”. But I don’t believe in myself, I believe in God.”

He Is Not A God I Created

“It’s not a god that I create in my mind. It’s not a god that I choose to paint in my own words and in my own thinking. No. It’s a God that has revealed himself in the Bible; it’s a God that has told us who he is!”

God, The Father Almighty

Listen to Nic Kyalangalilwa as he begins a 9 week sermon series unpacking the foundations of the faith working through The Apostles’ Creed, a statement of belief penned in the 4th Century AD.

This sermon looks at the first phrase: I believe in God, the Father Almighty. Nic walks through why we call him father, and why we believe he is almighty.

How This Belief Changes My Life

This sermon also explores the impact on our lives if we really understand this truth.

“You see, no matter what is going around us – no matter the hard times and the difficulties that are around us – we believe, as Christians, that God is our ultimate reality. That there is a God – there is a God out there. That God is powerful, that God loves me, that God has rescued me, and that God is working in this world – and there is nothing that is going to stop him.”

Understanding The Apostles’ Creed

Find the other sermons in this series here:

  1. I Believe… In God, The Father Almighty
  2. I Believe… In God The Creator
  3. I Believe… In Jesus’ Incarnation
  4. I Believe… In Jesus’ Death & Resurrection
  5. I Believe… In Jesus’ Ascension & Return
  6. I Believe… In The Holy Spirit
  7. I Believe… In The Church
  8. I Believe… In The Life Everlasting

Text: Deuteronomy 4:32-40

Date preached: 10 April 2016

Location: Le Phare Church, Bukhavu, DRC-Congo