Christ Lutheran Church is a member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Feel free to visit www.lcms.org to find more information.
As Lutheran Christians, we respond to the love of the Triune God: We believe that our Heavenly Father is the Creator of all that exists. This was God’s first act of love for us, that he gave us life. We believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, whose suffering, death and resurrection from the dead saved us from our own sins, from death itself and from the devil. This was God’s ultimate act of mercy and love, that He gave His life for ours. We believe in the Holy Spirit, that He strengthens our faith, encourages us daily as we strive to walk with the Lord.
Our congregation believes that the Bible reveals Jesus to us as our Savior and Lord. We believe that it is the inspired Word of God, “God-breathed” as Paul states in 2 Timothy 3:16. Our teachings and beliefs are all grounded in the Scriptures.
Martin Luther summarizes the basis of the Christian faith can be summarized in three short phrases:
1) Grace Alone – There is nothing a person can do to earn their salvation. Salvation is a free gift that relies completely on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus who has mercy on broken people and broken lives.
2) Faith Alone – The forgiveness of sins, life eternal and salvation all come to us through faith. Faith is a trust in the work of Christ on our behalf. It is often said that faith is the vessel which holds on to grace.
3) Scripture Alone – As stated above, the Bible is the inerrant, errorless Word of God and is the only rule and guide for our lives and our beliefs.