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In One God – who exists in three Persons: the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Father – Almighty God, the ultimate authority; a perfect, righteous, good creator of everything in heaven and on earth.
His only son, Jesus – who was with God in the beginning…but came to earth as a man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived sinless on this earth, fully God and fully man, performing many signs and miracles. He was unjustly executed by crucifixion, died and was buried. He arose from the dead on the third day, to which many were witnesses. He ascended to heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father. He will return one day and, upon His return, will judge all people.
The Holy Spirit – who comes to dwell within us through baptism when we confess Jesus as God’s Son and commit our lives to Him. The Spirit guides us, teaches us, gives us gifts to use and helps transform us into the image of Christ.
We are separated from God by sin – as every one of us has fallen short of God’s desires for us and are in need of the Father’s forgiveness offered to us through Christ.
In Eternal Life – that as Jesus rose from the dead, we too will be resurrected and will live forever with the Father because of His grace that we receive through our faith in Jesus Christ as our ultimate sacrifice to atone for our sins.
In the Church – that Jesus Christ established the one universal Church upon the confession of believers that He is indeed the Son of God and their need for Him; and that the Holy Spirit empowers the Church to reach those separated from God and to mature those who have been reconciled to God through Christ.
In weekly Open Communion – that we partake of the Lord’s Supper regularly, remembering the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ and proclaiming the Lord’s imminent return.
In the Bible – as the divine, inspired word of God and the ultimate authority in our understanding of God and His will for our life.
In the Worship of God – from thankful hearts as the fitting response to who He is and to all He has done to save and bless us.
In the Glory of God – that we are called to live our lives for His Glory.