What it means to be a Christian
If like the early Christians we accept that we need God's help, then he can transform our lives. We can begin to appreciate the beauty of creation, made by God for us to enjoy and to supply all our needs. We can begin to appreciate and love other people, not for what they can do for us or give us, but as beings made by God, and greatly valued by him. When we see other people in trouble, we can respond to the needs of others in love, because God loves us.
We can confidently pray to God through Jesus, when we are in trouble and know that he will help us in our difficulties.
Keeping in touch with God - Worship
Public prayer with praise and thanksgiving in a church service should be a natural part of the Christian life. Worship can take a wide variety of forms: Family Services, Holy Communion, and Evening Prayer on a Sunday; there are also regular mid-week services, as well as special services to celebrate the festivals of the Church Year. All these help Christians to remain in touch with God, and with the other people in their Church community.
Keeping in touch with God-Prayer
In addition to public worship, private prayer is a great help to Christians. Setting aside a few minutes each day to 'just be with God' is immensely valuable, helping Christians to live their everyday life. In prayer we can thank God for things that are going well, bring our problems to him and ask him to help other people who are on our minds. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit will be with us and help us, when we pray.
Keeping in touch with God-Bible reading
The Bible is very precious to Christians because it tells of God's ongoing relationship with his people. It speaks of God's love for his chosen people, the Jews, and also of Jesus and his ministry; and tells us about what the first Christians in the early Church thought and did.
Living the Christian Life
The Christian faith needs to be lived: if we are to do this we need to take to heart God's promise spoken by Jesus and recorded at the end of St. Matthew's Gospel "Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age" Matthew 28 vs 20