What We Believe

What We Believe

Grace Lutheran Church is a caring community of believers dedicated to
sharing the love of Jesus Christ with all people.

Who is Jesus Christ?

– Jesus is God’s perfect son, sent by God to the earth for one purpose… to die on a cross for the sins of the entire world. [1 Timothy 2:5-6, John 3:16]

Does everyone really need Jesus Christ as their Savior?

– The Bible tells us that not even one person is sinless. The only assurance of eternal life with God is faith that trusts in Jesus Christ who died on the cross for you. [Romans 3:22-23, Romans 5:6-8, John 14:6, Acts 4:12]

What does Grace Lutheran understand to be the basic core of Christian faith?

– We believe and affirm the teachings of the Christian faith as they are stated in the three ecumenical creeds: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.

– We believe that the only true God is the Triune God; one God who exists and reveals Himself in three distinct and separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  [Hebrews 11:1-3; John 3:16; John 5:39; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 12:3]

– We believe that God desires all people to be saved and know the truth.  [Ezekiel 33:11; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 4:16; John 3:1-8; Romans 3:23; Colossians 1:21; Ephesians 2:1-5]

– We believe that God so loved people that He sent His only Son Jesus to rescue us from our lost condition.  [1 Timothy 2:5-6; Colossians 2:8-9; Isaiah 53:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Mark 16:16; Romans 10:9-10]

– We believe that the Holy Spirit brings us to and keeps us in saving faith through God’s Word, Holy Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.  [1 Corinthians 12:3; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; Hebrews 4:12; John 1:12-13; John 3:1-8; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Matthew 26:27-28; John 6:54-58; 1 Corinthians 11:26]

– We believe that through the Church God equips and empowers believers to serve Him by serving others and sharing the good news about Jesus.  [Matthew 25:34-40; 1 Peter 4:10; Romans 12:3-21; Genesis 2:18; Galatians 6:9-10; Hebrews 10:25; Proverbs 27:17; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:9-13; Matthew 28:19-20; John 20:30-31]

Our congregation accepts and teaches 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 four phrases: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone, Christ Alone.

For more information on what Lutherans believe check these links:
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
What Lutherans Believe