It's all about Jesus!
As revealed by God's Word, in Holy Scripture alone, salvation will never be brought about by human activity of any kind (through our own words, deeds or thoughts) but only by God's Grace alone, through Faith alone in the promises connected to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ alone.
go to the OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES tab for audio presentations of the Reformation Solas. (Solas ="alones").
Take Jesus out of the message of the Church or out of a person's faith and it is no longer Christian! Christianity is solidly based on the saving work of Christ for the rescue of the world. Lutherans have a rich and exciting message about Jesus. He is at the center of what we believe, how we worship, and what we do!1
Being a Lutheran also means that we believe, teach and confess the truths of God's Word as they are summarized and confessed in the Book of Concord. A collection of many of the confessional writings, including Luther's Small Catechism, produced by Martin Luther and the reformers, was gathered into a single volume in 1580; the Book of Concord. The Lutheran confessions (or the historic teachings of the Lutheran Church) urge us to believe the Bible as God's pure, infallible and unalterable Word.
Read more about word and sacrament ministry by clicking "MINISTRIES" > "Word and Sacrament" on the menu bar.
For a study about what the Bible says about Jesus, click here.
For more information about belief and practice from The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, click here.
For the Lutheran Confessions as PDF downloads, click here.
1) Kinnaman, Scott, gen. ed., et al., Lutheranism 101. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2010