Gospel
The Gospel (with a capital G) refers to the Good News that we are saved by Christ alone through faith. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith as it is written,
 
“The one who is righteous will live by faith.” (Rom 1:17)
 
Faith in Christ is everything! No good deeds, social status, job title, training, intellect, trip or punishment will make us right with God! Jesus died on the cross for your sins and was raised so you will have a new life. That’s enough. In fact, that’s everything. All you can do is say, “I trust Jesus!”
 
Lutheran Christians emphasize the Gospel. We call ourselves “Evangelical” (from the Greek for “good news").
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Baptism

Baptism is:

  • water

  • used with God’s promise of forgiveness and salvation and

  • by Christ’s command.

 

Christ commands us

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”  (Matthew 28:19) 

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Membership
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You are made a Member of the one holy Church—the body of Christ—by baptism in the name of the Triune God. This is the most important meaning of “membership”: God has saved you in baptism and made you a child of God! It is a gift from our gracious God—we can’t earn or deserve it!

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Lutheran Christian

Lutheran Christians are Christians—people who follow Christ.

 

Christians believe in

  • One God, whom we know in Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

  • Jesus Christ, who was fully human and fully divine

  • The Bible as God’s Word for us

  • The Gospel: We are saved by Christ alone through faith

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Worship Practices

All baptized Christians, who believe Christ is present in the bread and wine, are welcome to receive Holy Communion at St. John's Lutheran Church. Open hands outstretched together, left hand over right hand, is the sign that you are prepared to receive communion.

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