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Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone

With the uni­ver­sal Chris­t­ian Church, Our Redeemer Luther­an Church, The Luther­an Church-Mis­souri Syn­od teach­es and responds to the love of the Tri­une God: the Father, cre­ator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suf­fer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ulti­mate vic­to­ry over death and Satan; and the Holy Spir­it, who cre­ates faith through God’s Word and Sacra­ments. The three per­sons of the Trin­i­ty are coequal and coeter­nal, one God.

Being “Luther­an,’ our con­gre­ga­tion accepts and teach­es Bible-based teach­ings of Mar­tin Luther that inspired the ref­or­ma­tion of the Chris­t­ian Church in the 16th cen­tu­ry. The teach­ings of Luther and the reform­ers can be sum­ma­rized in three short phras­es: Grace alone, Scrip­ture alone, Faith alone.

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.

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.

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 of Chris­t­ian doc­trine.

Mission / Vision Statement

Every­one is impor­tant in God’s eyes. Unit­ed by God’s Word, we wor­ship the Lord Jesus Christ, nur­ture, encour­age, teach and share — One Word, One Body, One Sav­ing Love.