Jul 28, 2012

Affirmation of Faith: A Pilgrim People

Here’s an affirmation of faith from David Beswick’s Worship and Preaching website.

We Are a Pilgrim People
 
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We proclaim Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen One,
confessing him as Lord
to the glory of God the Father.

In the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
We acclaim Jesus as the Lord of the church,
the Head over all things,
the beginning of a new creation.

We acknowledge that we live and work
between the time of Christ's death and resurrection
and the final consummation of all things
which he will bring.

We are a pilgrim people,
always on the way towards the promised goal;
on the way, Christ feeds us with word and sacrament,
and we have the gift of the Spirit
in order that we may not lose the way.

We will live and work within the faith and unity
of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church,
bearing witness to that unity
which is both Christ's gift and his will.

We affirm that every member of the church
is engaged to confess the faith of Christ crucified.

Together with all the people of God,
we will serve the world for which Christ died,
and we await with hope the day of the Lord Jesus.

~ adapted from the Basis of Union of the Uniting Church in Australia.  Posted on David Beswick’s Worship and Preaching website. http://www.beswick.info/