With the universal Christian Church, St. Lucas 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.
For more than 2,000 years, people have asked this question. We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of His birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Through the study of the Bible, you can seek the answer to this age-old question:
Who do you say that Jesus is?
In a world in which information is readily available and opinions abound, this fundamental question stands above all other inquiries and considerations.
Our church believes Jesus is exactly who He said He is. We confess that Jesus is true God and true man in one person. He is the Son of God who was crucified and raised from the dead for the salvation of all who trust in Him. He is the only way to salvation and the only mediator between God and mankind.
Christ is not Jesus’s last name, but identifies Him as the Messiah (Christ is the Greek translation of Messiah), the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises that God saves His people.
This fulfillment and salvation happened in history in real time and in a real place (first century AD in Israel) through a flesh-and-blood person named Jesus.
The Bible is the true, inspired Word of God that records God’s love for the world through His Son Jesus and is the only source of teaching and practice for God’s people. The miracles recorded in the Gospels and the teachings of Jesus are true and accurate.
Jesus physically died on a cross and physically rose from the dead in three days. He physically ascended into heaven, and the Church awaits His second coming when He will judge all people.
Those who trust in Jesus as their Savior will rise to eternal life in heaven. We are made right with God solely and completely by grace, as a gift, because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
We believe that in the Lord’s Supper, together with bread and wine, we receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and for strengthening of faith.