It's all about Jesus - For You!

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 USEFUL LINKS tab for audio presentations of the Reformation Solas. (Solas ="alones").

What is at the heart of the Lutheran faith? The better question is this: WHO is at the heart of the Lutheran faith? Martin Luther answered that question by searching the Bible. He discovered that all the Scriptures point to Christ alone. Jesus, Himself, said, "You search the Scriptures because you think in them you have eternal life; and it is because they bear witness about Me" (John 5:39). 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.

For more information about belief and practice from The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, click here.

Great Reads

Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt.

The Theology of Jesus by Rev. Todd Wilken

Wittenberg Trail: Wayfaring Through the Wilderness to Wittenberg by Rev. Mason Beecroft (scroll down)

Sheep Don't Keep Track: Stop Measuring Your Moral Progress by Rev. Todd Wilken.

Wittenberg Trail: Never Sorry Enough by Rev. George F. Borghardt III. (scroll down)

1) Kinnaman, Scott, gen. ed., et al., Lutheranism 101. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2010