Hesed is a Hebrew word that is not easy to translate. The following words have been used by Bible translators : loving kindness, mercy, steadfast love, loyalty, kindness, love and above all unfailing love. It is one of the key words of Scripture, and it reveals something of God's nature and character. One familiar use of the word is in the 23rd Psalm "Surely goodness and mercy (hesed) shall follow me all the days of my life." (verse 6)
We strongly believe in Christians working together, so we try to help other churches.
When Hesed held services no collection was taken during the service, and there has never been a fundraising event for the fellowship. All expenses are met from members’ giving.
One significant way Hesed is different from conventional churches is that all decision making is made at the regular mid-week Bible study and prayer meeting, by those in regular attendance.
Pastor Peter Richmond (pictured) was “promoted to glory” on August 22, 2019, but meetings were still take place at Peter’s house in Pembroke Dock on a regular basis. Please use the contact form if you are interested in coming along, for example if you are on holiday in the area.
In a nutshell, we believe:
The Scriptures (the 66 canonical books known as the Old and New Testament) are infallible, and are the supreme and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
There is one sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a life of perfect obedience, and died on the cross in the place of sinners, bearing God's punishment for their sin. He rose from the dead and in his resurrection body ascended into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of the Father, where He is the only Mediator between God and men; He will come to earth again, personally and visibly, in glory at the end of time.
The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and is the source of their assurance of salvation, and power.
To receive God's free gift of salvation, one must repent of sin, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His Lordship.
All Christians are priests, in that they have direct access to God through Christ, yet the Christian life is, as well, a participation in the corporate spiritual life of a local community of believers.
The local church will be involved in public acts of worship including the Breaking of Bread, Bible teaching and instruction, fellowship and evangelism.