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The Bible records how countless people throughout the centuries have experienced God in their lives. It starts with the story of creation – a story which is a theological rather than a modern scientific account of the beginnings of the world. It describes the disruption of creation (sometimes referred to as ‘The Fall’), the story of God participating in the pain of an estranged world, and of salvation, the literal meaning being ‘healing’.

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Living as a Christian

To live as a Christian is to have life opened up for us by God.

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Prayer

Prayer is speaking to God in the name of Jesus Christ.

The brokenness of the world is ultimately healed in the person of Jesus. A verse in the Bible describes this:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3.16).

The Bible comprises a huge range of characters and includes themes from the whole range of human existence – love, betrayal, lust, intrigue, loyalty and courage, to name just a few.

Rowan Williams puts it like this:

“Generosity, gratitude, confidence that when we fail we are still loved – all of this focused on Jesus’ life and death and resurrection. That’s where we start in the lifelong job of being a Christian.”

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The Bible

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Christians believe that one of the ways they may know God is through the Bible. The Bible records how countless people throughout the centuries have experienced God in their lives.

Exploring vocations

Is God calling you to work within his church? In one sense the answer to this question should be ‘yes’ for all Christian people. But this will mean different things for different people.

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Finding faith

The Christian faith is a journey into the mystery of the love of God.

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Living as a Christian

To live as a Christian is to have life opened up for us by God.

Prayer

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Prayer is just speaking to God. And yet there is no ‘just’ about it: we pray not on our own, but in the name of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Spiritual direction

Exploring and growing in faith together.

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Worship

To worship something is to give it worth.