This wonderful “Confession of Faith” can be found here at Michael Hardin’s ‘Preaching Peace’ website.
We confess we have been captured by love –
the constant source of the universe,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Jesus has captured us for freedom.
In his truly human life
he was God among us, crucified by us.
God raised him from death
for the forgiveness of our sin
and the re-creation of our life.
His Father is our Father –
The source of his life and ours,
the God of Israel,
in whose gracious purposes
all creation is drawn to fulfillment.
His Spirit gives life to all
transforming our life from the inside out
by worship, scripture and sacrament
into the community of Christ and of the future
for the sake of the world.
In this triune God we bear witness
to the love which has captured us.
Our vocation lies in God’s mission –
to communicate it here in Aotearoa New Zealand,
to embody it socially
and to care for God’s glorious creation.
In this new-given unity
we live in confidence and hope;
anticipating the healing of creation
and the final flourishing of peace
Rev. Dr. Bruce Hamill
Coastal Unity Presbyterian Parish
Dunedin, New Zealand
Near Redgate Beach, Torquay (c) Gralefrit 2016
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