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What We Believe

What We Believe



Grace Alone

We often refer to grace.  While we deserved to pay the penalty for our sins, God had a different plan.  Christ paid the debt and we receive forgiveness and eternal life from Him that is offered freely - out of unconditional love.  That's why it's called grace - because it is truly undeserved.  

Faith Alone

It is through faith in Jesus that we receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life - by believing that He has freed us from the guilt, punishment, and power of sin.  Faith is a gift worked in us by the power of the Holy Spirit; it doesn't come to us through anything we are capable of, but through what God does for us.  We simply receive what God is already offering out of His great love.  

Scripture Alone

Everything we believe comes from the Bible, God's message of love and hope for all people.  The Bible is the written Word of God, handed down to us in order to point us to the truth that we are saved from our sin and eternal death by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Bible is completely reliable and without error.  In it we learn everything we need to know about God's love and His gifts to us.  

Who is Jesus?

We believe Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, fully divine, conceived by the Holy Spirit and also fully man, born of the Virgin Mary is our Lord. We believe that by His holy life and innocent suffering and death on the cross, He has reconciled us to God and saved us unto eternal life. For whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life.


Six Chief Parts of Luther's Small Catechism:

The Ten Commandments

The Creed

The Lord's Prayer

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism


The Sacrament of the Altar

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