There is one God who created everything, who loves us deeply, and who desires to have a relationship with all people. People are by nature separated from God because of our rebellion (sin) against Him.
The church are people who try to live as Jesus lived, but because the church is not perfect, it needs the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and correct as it tries to be like Jesus. At its best, the church is an example in the world of mercy, grace, generosity, love, servanthood, and devotion to God.
Not merely a piece of literature, but a major way God actively speaks to people. The Bible tells the story of God's relationship with people, how it was broken, and what God did to restore it. It teaches us how we can have a relationship with God and experience the fullness of life that follows.
Jesus is the expression of God's love for us. He is the Son of God, whose life, death and resurrection made it possible for us to have a relationship with God. It is because Jesus paid the penalty for our sin, that we can now be forgiven for our rebellion. In faith, we accept his gift of forgiveness, and we can have that desired relationship with the Creator.
Articles of Religion
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We all want to feel loved and accepted. We look for all sorts of things to make us feel "OK" yet too often we find they leave us empty. What we all need is to have a relationship with the God who loves us.
The Holy Spirit lives in all who believe that Jesus is the Son of God and who follow Him. The Holy Spirit comforts, counsels, convicts, guides, empowers and points people toward God.