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Welcome to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Faith Lutheran Church website! Our prayer is that your web experience will give you a sense of the warm welcome that Faith Lutheran Church offers and, most of all, a sense of how Jesus Himself opens His arms to welcome you as His very own.

While you're at this site please browse to your heart's content. If you have any questions about what you see, don't hesitate to email us.

We want you to feel at home. We want you to be blessed by God and refreshed by the Good News of forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

We also invite you to stop by Faith Lutheran Church for a visit. Worship, or attend another event, and get a sense of the faithful and loving community that God is growing here. This web visit may be the first step in finding the spiritual home God has planned for you!

It's great to have you visit!

What We Believe

There is one God (Dt. 6:4; 1 Cor. 8:4), in three persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Mt. 28.19; Mk. 1:9-11). Each person is of one and the same divine essence and is equal in power and majesty. This teaching is called the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. Though it cannot be fully comprehended, it is how God has revealed Himself in the Bible.

The Holy Bible
The Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16), and that the Scriptures are completely without error. God has given the Scriptures to us to lead us to salvation in our Savior Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:20). Because they alone are the Word of God, all teaching must be based on them alone.

Our Sin and Need for Forgiveness
Adam and Eve were originally created without any sin. However, after the fall into sin (Gen. 3), all people have been born sinful (Rom. 5:12), and we daily sin (Rom. 3:23). There is nothing that we ourselves can do to free ourselves from the bondage of our sin (Rom. 5:6). We are all sinners, who deserve God's punishment. The 10 Commandments show us how we have failed to live up to God's standard.

Salvation through Jesus Christ
God's Law shows us our sin, the Gospel shows that God sent His Son to save us from our sin. Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born of the virgin Mary. He is both true God and true man in one person (Col. 2:10). He saved us first by fulfilling God's Law perfectly in our place (Heb. 7:26,27), and then by offering His perfect life as the payment of our sins on the cross (Is. 53:6; 2 Cor. 5:21). On Easter morning Christ rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:17). Christ's resurrection assures us of eternal life with Him in heaven (1 Cor. 15:20). Christ accomplished the salvation of the whole world on the cross, but this salvation is received only through faith in Him as our Savior (Acts 10:43). We are not saved because of any of our works. Salvation is an undeserved gift of God through faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ. (Eph. 2:8,9). Even faith is not a work, but a gift given by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:3).

The Means of Grace
The Holy Spirit uses certain means to bring us to faith and to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ. These means of grace are the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. In His Word God uses the Law to bring us to see our sin, and the Gospel to help us to see our Savior from sin Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 1:23). Baptism is the means by which the Holy Spirit grants us a rebirth as children of God (Rom. 6:4; Titus 3:5). In Holy Communion we receive the body and blood of our Savior in the bread and wine as a guarantee and pledge that our salvation has indeed been accomplished (1 Cor. 11:23ff)..

Good Works
We are not saved because of any works that we do (Eph. 2:9). Our salvation is purely a gift of God. But as Christians we are also new creations. God gives us the will to love others as Christ has loved us (Eph. 2:10; Mt. 5:16). However, as long as we are on this earth we also have the sinful nature which fights against our new nature in Christ. So the Christian life becomes a struggle between the new nature and the old (Rom. 7:14ff). We do good works, not to be saved, but because we are saved.

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