We are a community where questions about faith and life are expected and welcomed. People at Grace come from a wide variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds. If you are exploring faith or learning about Christianity for the first time, we invite you to come and listen in.
We believe that purpose is found in following Jesus and by cultivating your relationships with God and with other people.
Matthew 22: 37-40 says:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment."
"And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
According to the Bible, until a person comes to terms with Jesus, he or she hasn't dealt with what is most important in starting a relationship with God.
Reconsider that question in the light of the fact that God wants a relationship with you, not your religious affiliation.
"You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus...There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus"
Jesus is the most influential person in history. He was a poor, itinerant preacher and the son of a carpenter, but also the Son of God, and he changed the entire course of world history.
How can any serious spiritual search overlook Jesus?
For example, today's date is based on a reckoning that hinges on Jesus' life. Because of Him, people were moved to split world history into two eras: "before Him" and "after Him" (B.C. and A.D.).
Look at what He did to show that love: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."
That's a great question! For many people understanding who God is is based on personal preference (i.e. whatever they feel is an appropriate belief about God).
We believe that understanding who God is does not begin with our individual thoughts, feelings or preferences but on what He has revealed. We believe that God has revealed Himself in the person of Jesus Christ as attested to in the Bible, the Word of God. Check out John 1:1-14 and Colossians 1:15-20.