St. Lukes Lutheran School

What we Believe

What we Believe

Our congregation accepts and preaches 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 three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
Sola Fide (Faith alone)
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and 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.
Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone)
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 rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

Law and Gospel

The Bible teaches that we are separated from God when we think, say, or do things that are against His will. That's called sin. No matter how good we try to be, no one meets God's demand that we be perfect. No one can be 'good enough' to go to heaven.

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Who is God

Lutherans believe and teach the divine mystery, that God is Three in One, that is - Triune. Three distinct persons: FATHER, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the SON, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all humanity.

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The Creeds

A 'creed' is a statement of belief. The Lutheran Church joins most other Christian churches in confessing the truth of the Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. Further statements of belief are found in the Book of Concord.

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Baptism

Holy Baptism is the applying of water (by pouring, sprinkling, immersion, etc.) in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Baptism is not simple water only. It is water connected with the command of God and the Word of God.

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The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion, is the means by which we eat and drink bread and wine, and in so doing, we receive Christ's Body given for us and Christ's Blood shed for us for the forgiveness of our sins.

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