WE BELIEVE

 

What Do We Believe?

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Holy Bible is the Living Word of God and functions as the authority in matter of faith and life.
(2 Timothy 3:16, Psalms 119:105)
 

GOD

We believe that there is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Song and the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19, Colossians 1:15-20)
 

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human, who by His death and resurrection has redeemed us and is our personal Lord and Savior. (Isaiah 9:6, John 11:25)
 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

 
We believe the Holy Spirit is always present at work in a community of believers. Its gifts vary from person to person, subsequently all gift are celebrated. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7, John 20:22)
 

HUMAN NATURE

 
We believe that no one is perfect and the human condition is by nature sinful and unclean. Human beings need God’s love, forgiveness, and abounding grace. (Romans 3:23)
 

PRAYER

We believe in the power of prayer and pledge to become more faithful in our collective and individual prayer life. (Philippians 4:4-7)
 
 

HOLY BAPTISM & HOLY COMMUNION

 
We believe, teach and profess that Jesus Christ is truly present in, around and OUR LUTHERANunder the elements of bread and wine. In Holy Baptism, we believe, teach and profess that one is initiated into the family of Christ. In these two sacraments, God’s amazing gift of grace refreshes us through life-giving water, and nourishes us to go forth and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:16-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
 

OUR CHURCH

 
We believe we are a part of a greater body of Christ alive in the world. (Romans 12:1-8, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31)
 

 OUR LUTHERAN HERITAGE AND IDENTITY

We believe, teach and confess our faith in the Lutheran reformation themes of: grace through faith alone, scripture alone, and Christ alone! A personal relationship with the triune God is a gift, not an accomplishment. (Hebrews 11:1-3, Psalms 119:105, Romans 12:1-8)
 

How Do We Live Out Our Christian Faith?

In the promises made through our Baptism, we will – 
  • Faithfully attend the worship services of God’s House.
  • Study diligently and faithfully the Holy Scriptures.
  • Engage in regular opportunities for Christian learning.
  • Be good stewards of God’s gifts as we joyfully give back to the church our time, talents and financial support for our ministry missions.
  • Witness to and welcome all people into Christian fellowship.
  • Be diligent in our being a people of prayer.

What We Expect from you!

We welcome whatever you bring us!
 
We expect that, in the promises made through our Baptism, you will join us in:
  • Faithfully attending the worship service of God’s House.
  • Studying diligently and faithfully the Holy Scriptures.
  • Engaging in regular opportunities for Christian learning.
  • Being good stewards of God’s gifts as we joyfully give back to the church our time, talents and financial support for our ministry missions.
  • Witnessing to and welcoming all people into Christian fellowship.
  • Being diligent in our being a people of prayer.
  • Having fun and celebrating God’s blessings in our lives.
 
We pray that you will deepen in your walk with Jesus Christ.
Have questions? Contact us at (561) 732-2929 or email our office: Contact Ascension Lutheran Church