The United Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop Christians and their Faith
Christians believe in and worship God the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Spirit). They are followers (disciples) of Jesus Christ the only son of God the Father, and try to live their lives according to his teaching and example. The earliest Christians were known as 'Followers of The Way', which means living their lives according to the way Jesus showed his disciples. The word 'Christians' was first used to describe the disciples in Antioch (now Antakya in Southern Turkey), the city from where St. Paul, St. Barnabas and St. Silas set out on their missionary journeys. Christians learn about Jesus' life, teaching and miracles from the New Testament section of the Bible, particularly from the four gospels and also from St. Paul's letters, which show clearly how becoming a follower of Jesus can change your life. Christians believe that God created the world and loves everything and everyone He has created. God has given us the free will to choose whether to believe in him and worship him or not to do so. Because humans have often chosen not to follow God, He sent his Son, so that people can see what God is like and see how to live according to God's guidance.  Christians believe that Jesus Christ, through his life, death and resurrection redeemed humanity from the power of sin and showed the way to have Eternal Life - not just life now, but also life after our physical bodies have died. The Spirit of God gives the inspiration, the guidance, the strength to live as faithful followers of Jesus. Christians frequently fail to live up to the example set by Jesus Christ, but know that if they ask God for forgiveness, then each day they will have a new opportunity to do better than before.   It is possible to believe in Jesus Christ on your own , using one's own reading of the New Testament as guidance. However, from the earliest days of Christianity, individual believers have always been drawn to belonging  to and worshiping in a local Church family. Anyone can join in our worship, take part in our activities and share with us in being followers of Jesus. More formal belonging comes through baptism (a ceremony of ritual washing for children or adults), confirmation (when formal promises are made in front of a bishop) and through sharing in the bread and wine of Holy Communion. Each of us in our ‘Journey of Life’ can be supported by the Church at every stage. Click this rejesus link for more information
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