Our world is in a mess. It has been ever since the first humans disobeyed their loving and caring Creator and Father. Since then, this rejection of God has become the human condition - all of us reject God, choosing instead to go our own way. This has messed up our relationships, our environment, our lifestyles, and most importantly, it has separated from our loving Creator and Father, God.
There's some good news. God didn't abandon us humans. Instead, he sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ, to earth as a man. He came to live and to die as a sacrifice for our sin - to pay the price of our rejection against God. But he didn't stay dead, he rose again. And like him, we are promised eternal life with God forever - all we have to do is to put faith in his Son Jesus who is God in human flesh, and live for him. And then we will go to be with God in the perfect paradise forever.
But we're not in heaven yet. We live here on this earth as we wait for Jesus to return. We are given God in the form of the Holy Spirit to guide us as we live for Christ, and share the good news with others.
And that's where the church comes in. Church is a place for believers to meet together and encourage each other in their relationship with God. It's also a place for the inquiring, the sceptical and the unsure to find more about this God, in three persons, loves us more than we could ever deserve.
Mittagong Region Anglican Church (St. Stephen's) is a bible-believing church in Mittagong, NSW.
We belong to the Evangelical Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
As a church, we aim to Know Christ, Grow in Christ and Show Christ to the World.