Alex McNeilly

Alex McNeilly is an assistant pastor at Christ Church Cincinnati. Before that he was the pastor of Clearnote Campus Fellowship at Indiana University–Bloomington. He is married to Dani, with whom he is working to sustain a healthy population of redheads in southwestern Ohio.

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Apostles’ Creed: “…the resurrection of the body…”

“I am a soul; I have a body.” Have you ever heard that? It sounds nice, but it’s not actually what the Bible teaches us about ourselves. To be human is to be a spiritual and physical being. Each one of us is a body and a soul, together in one person. When Jesus Christ... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…the forgiveness of sins…”

The Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind. And He is a just ruler, which means He pays fair wages to all of those under His rule. Now that sounds like a wonderful thing, except for one problem: The wages of sin is death. And we have all sinned, which means,... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…the communion of saints…”

Being a Christian is not just about being a sinner saved by grace. Christ came to the earth, not just to save individual sinners, but to set apart for Himself a people. He came to establish a holy nation; and the citizens of that holy nation are called “saints.” By... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…the holy catholic Church…”

When we say, “I believe in the holy catholic Church,” we are not talking about the Roman Catholic Church, and we do not mean that we put our faith in any church. Our faith is in God and in God alone. Roman Catholics believe and teach that the “true” catholic church is... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in the Holy Ghost…”

Whenever we recite the Apostles’ Creed, we proclaim that we believe in God the Father Almighty, in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, and in the Holy Ghost, or, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity; and faith in the Holy Spirit is... read more

Sexual Bulimia

Genesis 1:28 says, God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” The command to be fruitful... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.”

During His earthly ministry, Jesus said He “did not come to judge the world, but to save the world” (John 12:47). When He said this, He was describing the purpose of His first coming. When Jesus came two thousand years ago into the world as a helpless baby, the... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty…”

We cannot see Jesus right now. That’s because, after rising from the dead, Jesus physically left the face of the earth. He ascended into heaven before the eyes of His eleven faithful disciples. But the fact that we cannot see Jesus should not be a hindrance to our... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “The third day He arose again from the dead…”

Jesus Christ rose from the dead. This historical fact is a foundational and indispensable tenet of our faith. Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, there is no Christianity, since there would be no living Christ to worship. And without the resurrection of Jesus... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…He descended into hell.”

Here we have what is probably the most controversial statement in the Apostles’ Creed: “He descended into hell.” When we make this statement, we do not mean that Jesus’ earthly body physically went to Hell, or that He went to some kind of limbo where Old Testament... read more

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