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What we believe

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Times like these often prompt questions about life, mortality, whether there’s anything more, whether there’s a God, who is this Jesus I’ve heard about? Perhaps you've heard something about Jesus, like what you hear and are looking to find out more. If you’ve clicked here because you’re wondering about such things, we’d like to help you explore. There are a number of things you could do:

Try reading the Bible, and we don’t mean cover to cover. The Bible is divided into two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament begins with four accounts of Jesus’ time on earth, known as the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We would recommend you reading one of the first three. If you don’t have a Bible, you can easily find one online. Note any questions or issues and get in touch if you'd like us to help you explore further.

Try praying. Praying is talking to God. You can begin by simply saying ‘hello’ to God. You don’t need formal words, just share the things on your mind. If you don’t know what to say, you could say the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

If you know a Christian, you could ask them about what they believe. Although some Christians can be quite up front about their faith, some are more reticent about sharing and have to be prompted!

However you've discovered this page, please do get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ page with your questions about Jesus, the Methodist Church or the Christian faith, and we’ll get back to you.