What we Believe
The Christian faith is all about building a relationship with Jesus. The following items are the fundamental building blocks of this relationship.
"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.
Being "Lutheran" means we accept and teach the Bible-based writings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teachings of Luther and his fellow reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace Alone. Scripture Alone. Faith Alone:
This means that God loves the people of the world even though they are sinful and rebellious against him and do not deserve his love. Jesus came to love the unlovable and 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 Law and his Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole foundation for all Christian doctrine.
Communion is a special meal for all confessing and believing Christians. As Lutheran Christians we receive this gift as a community united in one faith, believing Christ’s body and blood are truly present in the bread and wine and that we receive the forgiveness of our sins and the power necessary for Christian living.