Welcome to St Andrew's, Cobham. We are Cobham’s parish church and our aim is to know Jesus, and to make him known. We offer a host of activities for adults and children. Please explore our website to find out more. We hope to see you soon.
Do you feel you have
it all or do you have a low self esteem and don't feel you have
"achieved" much? Do you feel you are (or were) a significant somebody
or an insignificant nobody, or going one or the other way between the two? Does
your parentage matter?
Maybe that's the
wrong question. Instead ask who does God think I am?
Beloved - something
that simply "is", a state of being loved, not something earned. That's how God
described Jesus, "my beloved". Writing to early Christians, Paul
tells them that they are "God's Beloved" though God's grace -
something not deserved but poured out on us anyway.
We are who we are
through Christ Jesus. Through our foundation on him. We are wholly and dearly
loved because Jesus is wholly and dearly loved. Children of the living God. We are a new
creation through Jesus, the old has passed away.
We are beloved.
Regardless of whether we think we deserve it or not.
(Based on a sermon
by the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson. You can watch it on YouTube here.)