Would you like to know more about Jesus and the Christian faith? Essentially, having faith is the knowledge of being known and loved by God, and of loving in return.
Christians believe that in Jesus, God has walked this earth before us, and that with Jesus as our companion and guide we can travel through life differently. Can we live and travel as pilgrims? Yes. We set our sights on God’s kingdom of justice and peace; and our journey home to God becomes more meaningful and joyful, and the world a better place … it’s what it means to live in the Kingdom of God.
For Christians, God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.The Church of England
You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all of that! Instead, start by thinking about how YOU would describe God.
The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us.
What does it mean to live out our faith?
Loving God and loving neighbour belong together. We’d say that the best, most fruitful life is lived in loving communion with God our Creator, as well as with our fellow human beings.
Furthermore, our lives need to be shaped in a rhythm of worship and service: love for God and love for others.
Are there daily patterns that help you to follow Jesus?
Most Christians spend most of their life outside the walls of their churches. Most of us need help finding God in the ordinary stuff of daily life. We could all do with help sharing God’s love in practical ways and also by talking about our faith – with honesty!
What about heaven and hell?
Christianity unskilfully taught or understood has the scope to spiritually harm. God is love. If you have questions about the eternal destination of people who God created, reflect on this: