In preparation for this lesson, read 1 Corinthians 15:1-7. Write down your thoughts about what doctrines are important. Why do you think Paul emphasized these particular teachings?

The lesson is divided into three sections:


Goals and Objectives of Lesson 1


In this lesson, we would like to accomplish the following:

1. We hope you will become excited about studying the Apostles' Creed.

2. We hope that you will learn the basic facts regarding the history of the Apostles' Creed and that you will grasp the basic meaning of the key doctrines taught in the creed.

3. We hope you make some changes in your life as a response to the teachings of this lesson, especially growing in your ability to discern orthodox Christian theology.


When you have done the following, it will show that the goals are met:

1. Use all the resources and complete all the written assignments of the lesson, expressing your own thoughts and attitudes regarding the Apostles' Creed, its teachings, and its authority for the Church.

2. Obtain a satisfactory grade on the test, demonstrating that you can identify major information about the historical background of the Apostles' Creed, and that you understand the basic meaning of its key teachings.

3. Answer the application questions in the study guides, in which you apply the teachings of the lesson to your own life.

"Instructions for Lesson 1"

Carefully read the "Instructions for Lesson 1." You may want to print them out so that you can refer to them as you proceed through the assignments.

If you are new at doing Third Millennium lessons, read the "General Instructions for Assignments."

Note about Greek and Hebrew

Once in a while, the lectures of this course include words in Greek or Hebrew. Don't worry about this, because a knowledge of these languages is not necessary for the course. Furthermore, when a Greek or Hebrew word is used in a study guide, glossary, or quiz, it will be transliterated (using English letters). However, it may be helpful to at least look at the alphabet of these biblical languages and learn something about the way they are transliterated. If you are interested, you may look at the following resources:

For Greek, see the following PDF document:
Greek Alphabet

For Hebrew, you may look at the following web site called "Judaism 101"


Each lesson has a glossary of terms and names used in the lesson. You can find it in the "Resources" section of the lesson.

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