Our Beliefs

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Bible Believing Lutheran Christians believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. We hold the Old and New Testaments to be a special revelation from God concerning His plan of salvation for the whole world. Bible reading and Bible study are important to us as we continue our relationship with the very Word made flesh - Jesus Christ.

Holy Spirit Heeding Lutheran Christians believe that we cannot by our own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord, or come to Him; but we believe the Holy Spirit has called us by the Gospel, enlightened us with His gifts, sanctified and keeps us in the true faith. We were saved 2000 years ago when Jesus said from the cross, "It is finished." The Holy Spirit applies that to each of us through the gift of faith.

Sacraments Receiving Lutheran Christians understand that God works through means. God has chosen to be active and present in the water of Holy Baptism and the bread and wine of Holy Communion with His body and blood as His Word is connected with these elements. God comes to us with His promises of grace, forgiveness and new life. Faith - a gift of the Holy Spirit - receives the blessings bestowed in and through these means of grace!

Love Sharing Lutheran Christians awakened to God's grace in Jesus Christ and aware of His overwhelming love for lost and condemned sinners are eager to share this love with all people. The community of faith gathered at St. Andrews Lutheran Church exists to share the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with our community and the world as we Look Up, Reach Out, and Care Within.

Cross Embracing Lutheran Christians embrace a theology of the cross. We approach our faith realistically and the words of Christ truthfully when He told us that if the world hated Him and persecuted Him it would most certainly do the same and more to His disciples. St. Paul affirms this when he said that when he was weak then was, He strong. We understand we are poor, miserable sinners - saved only by God's grace alone.

New Life Living Lutheran Christians enabled and directed by the Holy Spirit honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by living lives devoted to Him. Having received salvation as a gift, our response is to uphold the two greatest of all commandments; "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind," and "love your neighbor as yourself."


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