Our Beliefs2018-08-27T15:06:47+00:00

OUR BELIEFS

When Christians meet for worship they often recite the words of The Apostles Creed.
This states the beliefs of Christians and has been used as a basis of our faith for hundreds of years.

I believe that God is looking after me all the time

Pat

I believe that God is a solid foundation to help us know how to treat each other and to positively influence our behaviour

David

I believe that Christ is everywhere and has always been everywhere for all time. He is the pathway to the transcendent and loving God and a loving Spirit of light and love

Sylvia (aged 90+)

God’s presence is often felt when you least expect it, but really need it

Anne

When I have some doubts I look around at the world, the people who believe and who have believed and how long the  Christian faith has lasted and my doubts lessen

Jennifer

I believe there is great power to help us above and that we just need to ask for what we need, be peaceful and listen to the message, be grateful for every amazing thing we have around us and love one another with all our hearts

Be

I believe that God is always there; he is my refuge

Shirley

I believe God is looking after me

Peter

The Apostles Creed (written c. AD 390)

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

The Nicene Creed (written c AD 381)

WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

So in essence…

We believe that being a Christian is not about keeping rules and regulations or even being in church every Sunday – although that helps and the more we worship together, the better it gets. Being a Christian is actually about having a relationship with the God who made us and that this became possible because of the Life, Death and Resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that when we accept the idea in both our head and our heart we can start a new life – and that we can know God’s presence in our lives through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Together we are striving to deepen this relationship and to become disciples of Jesus. We do this by following the way he lived and growing to be more like him. Through the death of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven for all the wrong we have done and we are reconnected with God forever. This doesn’t mean that we immediately become perfect, but when we return to God each time we do wrong, we are reassured of his forgiveness and a new start.

Although Jesus was killed on the cross, he defeated death and after three days, he rose again. Jesus is alive today and loves us unconditionally. He wants to bring us life in all its abundance – the sort of life that God created for us. As we experience this, we begin to reflect more the life that we have in Jesus to those around us.

We are all on a journey with Jesus. Some of us have been on the journey all our lives; others have just started that journey; some of us have had a pause in our journey and now want to start again. None of us has all the answers or has perfected the Christian life. But we are there to encourage and support each other as we journey together.

Please join us on our journey and yours!

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