We believe that Jesus, the Son of God, is the most spectacular person to ever live. People outside the church loved Him because He didn't look down on them, but instead, He spent time with them. He challenged them with truth and gave hope. People in the church loved Him because He freed them from the self-righteous shackles of man-made religion. For both groups, He broke the common cycles of pride and despair. Jesus does this by creating an atmosphere of grace where we can safely repent of our sins, compassionately forgive others, and boldly fall in love with God. God demonstrated his love for us by sending His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins and to rise from the dead. This resurrection power can be ours through faith in Jesus. Sin tarnishes and destroys us, but in Jesus, we can discover our true identity as sons and daughters of God. Augustine put it this way, "Our hearts remain restless until they find their rest in thee."