Jesus Is Lord!
As United Methodists, we place our feet squarely upon the historic creeds of the
Church. The first and simplest creed was “Jesus is Lord!” That’s worth shouting! But
echoing the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, we believe in God the Father as our
Creator, and in Jesus the Son as “God in the Flesh,” our Redeemer and Savior. And
we believe in the very present Holy Spirit who fills, empowers and changes us.
All God’s Children Got Monkeys!
In other words, we all have “recovery” issues. Whether it is alcoholism, sexual addiction
and drugs, or something more socially acceptable such as workaholism, people
pleasing, perfectionism, control—all of us stand in need of God’s liberating grace.
Experience God, Experience Change!
Our left-brained culture assumes that more information solves all problems. Finding
the right “how to” book or attending a seminar are often deemed the answer. But we
believe lasting change happens as we encounter more fully the God who loves us. The
scriptures assure us that as we gaze on his glory, we are “transformed into his likeness”
(2 Cor. 3:18). Such encounters happen through worship, holy relationships and prayer.