wHAT WE BELIEVE
The Christian faith is all about building a relationship with Jesus. The following is about how to do that.
"Gospel" means “good news." This is the story about Jesus, who is merciful, forgiving, loving, and deeply committed to humanity in a personal way.
The focus of our teaching is from the Holy Bible, which we believe is the inspired Word of God. The Bible steers all of our teaching and practices. We believe the Bible's main purpose is to show us Jesus and that through Jesus we have eternal life. Our sermons and studies are filled with the Good News of God's love and are rooted in the Word of God.
Faith Lutheran Church teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God, who is the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are one God.
What about being a Lutheran?
Joining the Lutheran communion means one stands with Martin Luther, the 16th century monk, priest, and Bible teacher who rediscovered the love of Jesus. His battle cry was the salvation of all people by grace alone, through faith alone, known through Scripture alone. Alleluia!
This means that God loves all people even though we are sinful and rebellious against him and do not deserve his love. Jesus came to love the unlovable and to save the ungodly.
This means that by his suffering and death for all people of all time, Jesus won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through him.
This means that the Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which he reveals his will and his love in Jesus Christ for all time. It is the sole foundation for all Christian doctrine.
Why is Holy Communion so important?
Communion is a special meal for everyone who believes. We receive this gift as a community united in one faith, believing Christ’s body and blood are in the bread and wine and that we receive the forgiveness for our sins and a renewal of spirit to live a new life in him.