Well it just so happens that we don’t actually own a church! But the building itself doesn’t matter at all – it is the people, not the building who make up God’s church. So we are happy to use any building – like the village hall – and one day, we may buy our own building. Who knows?!
Actually it doesn’t have to be on a Sunday. Traditionally it has been on a Sunday as most people aren’t at work that day. Also the Bible says that we should have a day of rest and we should keep the Sabbath day holy. But God isn’t just there on Sundays, He’s there all the time and you can talk to Him at any time. Sometimes there are midweek meetings and other morning or evening meetings. Christians meet together at different times and the Bible tells us that whenever we meet together, God is always there too.
Jesus said that God hears every prayer, in fact He knows what’s on your mind before you even say it. But sometimes we ask for things that are not in God’s plans for us. We have to accept that He knows better than we do but we should continue to pray in the knowledge that He hears us every time we pray and He always wants what’s best for us.
Jesus said that no-one can go to the Father except through Him. so it doesn’t matter how many good turns you do, how polite you are, or how nice you are to others, the bottom line is that you can’t go to Heaven unless you know Jesus and He knows you.
At a Christening or Baptism, your parents and Godparents make promises to bring you up to know what it means to be a Christian. But it is a decision you must make for yourself. You don’t become a Christian until you ask Jesus to come into your heart. No-one can make that choice for you. It is between you and God. Many new Christians go on to have a total immersion baptism – just like Jesus did in the Bible. It is a way to show everyone your new faith. It signifies your change of lifestyle – washing away the old life and emerging from the water as a new creation.
Hymns are songs about the splendour and majesty of God. When you love the Lord, you want to praise Him. Sometimes we sing some of the lovely old hymns, but usually we sing more modern songs which have been written by contemporary, Christian composers.
Christians like to go to church because that’s where you can learn more about who Jesus is and what He did for us. It’s also where you can worship Him and mix with other like- minded people. It helps our faith to grow. Also we can support each other and pray for each other when we have problems.
There are different types of church, so it is a good idea to find one that you feel welcome and comfortable in. People sometimes say that church is boring because they don’t understand what is going on and why certain activities are happening. When you accept Jesus into your life, church becomes much more interesting and even exciting!
No, you don’t have to go to church to be a Christian. Going to church is not what makes you a Christian. Jesus said that we should love God first and also love other people. Having a relationship with Jesus is what makes you a Christian. But just going to church does not make you a Christian.
No! We are not there to impress each other. We wear whatever is most comfortable. We want to focus on Jesus, not each other!
This is when we share some bread and wine – like Jesus did at the Last Supper. He broke some bread, gave thanks to God and then shared it with his disciples. He then took a cup of wine and did the same thing. He said we should do this whenever we meet in remembrance of Him. It reminds us of what Jesus did on the cross and how He has saved us. If you love the Lord you are welcome to join in.
Yes. Our weekly prayer and social meetings are open to all fellow Christians or anyone looking for friendship and guidance or help.
Yes. The Seed is a Christian Fellowship group.