There are some beliefs that are foundational to our faith. There are some things we need to know with certainty. We need to remind one another on a regular basis what our faith is really about. Wayne shared, during our communion meditation, that the Gospel–the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus–is foundational to our faith. I shared three others:

God is Love
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
– 1 John 4:7-8

Love God, Love Others
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
– Matthew 22:37-40

Love Your Neighbor
“The commandments, ‘you shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not covet,’ and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
– Romans 13:9

Are there other foundational beliefs that you would list?

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