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Sermon for May 22, 2016

UCC Beliefs: The Triune God
I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, she will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. She won’t draw attention to herself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. She will honor me; she will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, “She takes from me and delivers to you.” John 16:12-15 (The Message, modified)
When I have conversations about CCC, and the United Church of Christ in general, there is one question I get more than any other: What do we believe?

My answer: It’s complicated.

On one hand, we are not the kind of people who like to impose our beliefs on other people. When you come to a church like CCC, there is no doctrine to which you need to ascribe. We are not going to read the Apostle’s Creed and ask you to sign on the dott…