Earley St Peter's Church

Following Jesus Together, Exploring Faith

Faith

People in our church would use different words to describe their faith.  But what Christians have in common is an understanding that to face all the big questions of our life - our search for meaning, purpose, healing, hope, strength, a better future - we start by looking at Jesus of Nazareth, especially as we read about him in the Bible. 

Jesus shows us who God is, what God is like, and how we can best live.  He shows us that God made us and loves us.  That love is so strong that God came to live like one of us in Jesus Christ (that's what we celebrate at Christmas); he died like one of us on a cross (what we remember on Good Friday); but rose again from the dead to offer us new life (what we celebrate at Easter).  To help us, God sends his Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us (what we celebrate at Pentecost).  We can connect with God through prayer and worship, and by reading the Bible.

Most of us all have a lot of questions and many of us face times of doubt or struggle.  But we're in good company as we learn and ask questions together.  We share the questions, the struggle, with Christians all around the world and through the past as we try to understand Christian faith better and work out what it means for our lives.  For upcoming opportunities here at Earley St Peter's to explore questions about faith and life click here.

For a good short introduction to Christian belief try here.  The classic expression of Christian faith is the Apostles' Creed, it has been shared by Christians all over the world for nearly two thousand years and you can read more about it here.