What We Believe
At the heart of our faith we believe in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
And as Christians we believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Do we ever honestly completely understand this probably not? However we do believe and trust in this and it is what we refer to as our faith. It is the knowledge of being known and loved by God, and of loving Him in return.
As Christians, we believe that it is part of our reason for being here on earth, to praise God. And as we do we begin to acknowledge more and more that everything comes from God and that we should feel increasingly more thankful and full of praise.
Worship helps us to recognise who God really is, it opens our hearts to what is good. It is something we are called to do every day of our lives and is achieved in many ways in our daily prayers and when we say the Lord’s Prayer.
We believe that love is at the heart of God’s will for our lives – love for God and love for others.
Jesus was once asked to name the greatest commandment. His reply was this:
The first commandment is this:
‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
The second is this:
‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
There is no other commandment greater than these.
As Christians these two commandments are central to our belief and we should not make out at any time that they are easy commandments to keep. Loving God and our neighbour can be very difficult at times for us all. However God knows that we are far from perfect and make mistakes every day of our lives. But we know that He is a God who understands our mistakes and because of the sacrifice our Lord Jesus Christ made for us on the cross forgives us.