As Lutherans, we center our faith and our lives on Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is the only, perfect, son of God and eternal God Himself. We believe that Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to God's law, died for us and for every person in the world
We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and lives for all people who believe in Him as their Savior.
Jesus brings people close to God. As Lutherans, we believe our lives, today, tomorrow and in eternity, depend on Jesus. We live with a sure hope of eternal life because of Jesus Christ. We know we are not perfect, that we stumble and fall in our daily walk with God. But we also know that our forgiveness has been won and paid for by Jesus Christ and, when we repent and seek forgiveness, God will forgive us because of Jesus. We want to tell others about that hope!
As Lutherans, we put our Trust in the Bible - We often refer to three "solas" (Latin for "alone") as a summary of the faith that gives us hope.
Grace alone - God loved the world, though we do not deserve His love. He sent His Son to love the unloved and save the ungodly.
Faith alone - Jesus has provided for our forgiveness and life; those who hear this promise and believe it, have what it offers. People don't "get" faith; God gives it as He gives us His promises.
Scripture alone - The Bible is the only source that shows God's will and the only basis for faith. Lutherans talk about Law and Gospel. The Bible gives the Law, showing God's expectation of people and the terrible consequences for not following His commands. But the Bible also reveals the Gospel - the "good news" of God's love and forgiveness.