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The Prayer that Jesus taught us:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever  Amen

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Some Details of the Christian Faith

Jesus Christ
Together with Christians all over the world we meet to worship God through Jesus Christ and dedicate our lives to his service. Jesus was born near Jerusalem some 2000 years ago , and worked as a carpenter and craftsman until he was around thirty years of age. Then, for about three years, he travelled around the area with a message he called "the good news".  This good news was about God's reign, God's kingdom. Where God reigns there is truth, love, peace, freedom and justice.  Jesus called people to turn from selfish ways and start a new life under the reign of God.

Jesus showed this message by example, by the way he lived his own life, serving those in need. Through his powers of healing he relieved the suffering of those in need.  He offered his friendship to those who were shunned by the rest of society.

Loyalty to God meant that Jesus challenged the authorities - both religious and secular. They conspired to have him arrested, put him on trial and sentenced him to death.  the death sentence was carried out by nailing him to the cross, the death of a criminal. But this was not the end, shortly after his death and burial his friends saw him alive.  Christians believe that he was raised from the dead, proof that the evil of the world can never defeat the goodness of God, and the will for justice.

His followers then recognised that Jesus was not only a man. In him they had seen the "human face of God" and they worshipped him as Lord. The Risen Jesus is alive forever. Through the Holy Spirit he is present today. Through Jesus God offers forgiveness and the opportunity of new life. We are called to follow him. You are called to join this community of faith and the power and joy that God can give.

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