God created us in His likeness that we might embody His nature. We believe that mankind exchanged God’s glory, and thereby miscarried God’s intention for creation; but sin is not the final word. Through faith in Christ we are redeemed. The life of Jesus became our example; His death our dawn; His resurrection our hope. Christ is the foundation of the message we preach and the lives we lead. Because of God’s faithful love, we have confidence to meet all circumstances as we lean upon the Spirit that descends upon believers in baptism
When He came, Jesus called people to follow Him. Followers learned His new way of life as they lived together with Him. Later when people accepted the promise of life in the crucified and risen Christ, they received the Holy Spirit and were added to a community of faith. Jesus said these believers were His body. They were joined together by the Holy Spirit. They lived to continue Christ’s work in the world. The Body of Christ in the world — the Church of Christ universal — is made up of all those who are joined with Christ. We are part of that Body.