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Faith Lutheran Church accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the Reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century.  The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases:

Grace Alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him, and do not deserve His love.  He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith Alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people for all times, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness for all who believe. Faith is the Holy Spirit’s gift to all who hear and believe the Good News and are baptized.  We now have forgiveness, life, and salvation.

Scripture Alone

The Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God, where Law and Gospel reveal salvation in Jesus Christ.  The Bible is the only rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

What We Believe

Putting Christ First in Everything

We strive to become like Christ in everything we do.

Who is God?

Lutherans believe and teach the divine mystery, that God is Three in One, that is - Triune. Three distinct persons: FATHER, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the SON, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all humanity and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and the Devil; and HOLY SPIRIT, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal. Together, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are ONE God. 

The Creeds

A “creed” is a statement of belief.  The Lutheran Church joins most other Christian churches in confessing the truth of the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.  Further statements of belief are found in the Book of Concord, a collection of writings which are in agreement with the teachings of the Bible.

Servant Living

We are, by grace, enabled to serve Christ by serving others.

The Lord's Supper

The Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, is the means by which we eat and drink bread and wine, and in so doing, we receive Christ’s Body given for us and Christ’s Blood shed for us for the forgiveness of our sins.  We believe Jesus’ true Body and Blood are really present in, with, and under the bread and wine, just as Jesus said (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:23-26).  The Lord’s Supper connects us directly to the life-giving Body and Blood of Jesus, and the saving work of Jesus on the cross.

Who is God?

Lutherans believe and teach the divine mystery that God is Three in One - that is: Triune.  Three distinct persons: FATHER, the creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the SON, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all humanity and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and the Devil; and HOLY SPIRIT, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.  The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal.  Together, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are ONE God. 

Spirit-Led Direction

We follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide our direction for passion, mission, and ministry. (Acts 8:26-40)

Baptism

Holy Baptism is the applying of water (by pouring, sprinkling, immersion, etc.) in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Baptism is not merely water; it is water connected with the command of God and the Word of God.  Therefore, Baptism is a “washing of regeneration” (Titus 3:5) or “being born again” (John 3:3-8).  Through Baptism, the Holy Spirit brings forgiveness of sins, faith in Jesus Christ, and eternal salvation (1 Peter 3:21).  Baptism is not something we do for God; it is something God does for us.  Therefore, we encourage Baptism for infants and all children, as well as adults.

Prayer

We rely upon the privilege, power, and promise of prayer.

God's Word

We submit to the authority of God’s word and focus on Bible-centered teaching and preaching.

Law and the Gospel

The Bible teaches that we are separated from God when we think, say, or do things that are against His will.  That’s called sin.  No matter how good we try to be, no one meets God’s demand that we be perfect.  No one can be 'good enough' to go to heaven.  That’s the 'bad news'.  God’s Law shows us our sin and our need for a Savior.

God saw that we had a problem and decided to do something about it.  His only Son, Jesus Christ, became a man and perfectly followed God’s will.  He then allowed Himself to be crucified.  He died and was buried.  On the third day He rose from the dead!  The Bible tells us that Jesus took our punishment for sin, and gives us the free gift of eternal life.  We are perfect - not because of our own actions, but because the blood of Jesus continually washes us clean.  The Gospel, or 'Good News', is that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, His Son.

Worship

We gather in worship that God’s name may be glorified and God’s people edified.

All People

We care about people, demonstrated in action consistent with God’s love for all.  We treat all people with honesty, respect, and decency.

Prayer

We rely upon the privilege, power, and promise of prayer.

God's Word

We submit to the authority of God’s word and focus on bible-centered teaching and preaching.