The essentials of what we teach today – the core of what we preach – and what we urge you to accept and practice as you respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ are all found in these summaries of what the law and the prophets are about.

We are called to love God, in whose image we are made

– with all our heart, soul, mind and strength

and to love our neighbors, who are made in the image of God just as are we

– as ourselves, as if they were us.