What We Believe

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What We Believe

We Believe...

Grace Alone

We believe that salvation is a free gift from a gracious God and we can do nothing to earn our salvation. (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Faith Alone

We believe the gift of eternal life and salvation is based entirely on God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. (John 14:6 and 1 Corinthians 12:3)

Scripture Alone

We believe the Bible is the completely trustworthy Word of God written in human language and thought forms but with God’s very Breath of Truth providing us with what we need for life today and life forever. (Romans 10:17, 2 Timothy 3:14-16, Hebrews 4:12)

Christ Alone

We celebrate the Sacraments - Holy Baptism, Absolution, and Holy Communion - as the means by which Christ connects us to Himself and to others.   These Sacraments provide the gifts of forgiveness, faith, and eternal life through Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3-11, Titus 3:5-6, and 1 Corinthians 10:16-17)

Communion Statement

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at Grace Lutheran in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him and with one another.  Our Lord invites to his table those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us, that they may show forth his death until He comes.

Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the pastor or an usher.

See: Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17-34