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803 N Cedar
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We Believe

The Bible is in every part the inspired Word of God and that Scripture is God's true word for us today.

God is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Man was created by God a perfect being with body and soul but fell into sin and separated himself from God. As a result, all people need to be rescued from lostness to God. Rescue comes by the forgiveness of their sins, through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ, God 'in the flesh," came to this earth, was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life for us, took the punishment for our sins upon himself when He died on a cross, and rose again bodily. Through this sacrificial gift of love, He guarantees salvation, peace with God, and eternal life to all people who accept Him as their personal Savior. This salvation, is a free "gift of God" which cannot be earned by trusting in the good things we have done but rather by trusting only in what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. The question, "What must I do to be saved?" is answered clearly, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved."

This saving faith is created and sustained by the Holy Spirit, who by faith lives in our hearts. He is the third person of our triune God who administers God's presence into our lives personally in Jesus' name.

The Power of the Holy Spirit enables us to live victorious lives. He brings faith into our hearts. He heals us spiritually, emotionally, and physically. He leads us in the name of our Good Shepherd to do God's will here and now.

The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, contained in the Book of Concord of the year 1580, are the correct and true exposition of Christian Doctrine drawn from the Holy Scriptures.




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