There are many in our day who discount the role of beliefs. Beliefs are treated much like a weather vane which changes and shifts with the wind. But what we believe is much more important and stable than that. Our beliefs are much like the rudder of a ship which directs its course, often away from danger. As a Christian congregation our beliefs are not pulled out of thin air, but are rooted in the Bible, consisting of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Our beliefs are shared by Christians down through history and around the world. Without such beliefs our lives lack a foundation.