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Our
Beliefs

Our Lutheran beliefs are an important part of who we are as a community of faith. At Zion Lutheran Church, we believe that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ, and that the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe that it is our responsibility to love others as Christ loved us, and to work towards a world where all are treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. Whatever your beliefs or background, we welcome you to join us as we grow in faith together.

The Bible

John 1:1, 1:14, II Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 15:4, Psalm 1

We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the sole authoritative source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life. 

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Jesus and Our Salvation

Matthew 22:34-40, John 14:6, Philippians 2:9-11

We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God, Father, and Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in Him.

  • Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.

  • The proclamation of God's message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgement and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom God was pleased to reconcile all things to himself. 

  • The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world. 

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Freedom in Christ and Being Disciples

Romans 8:1-2, Galatians 5:1, John 8: 31-36

 

Because of what Jesus has done for us we are free. In this congregation it is OK to have fun, it is OK to make mistakes, and it is OK to say no. We are free to serve God as the Lord leads us and not out of guilt, obligation, or duty. We serve God in response to what the Lord has already done for us.  We serve Him joyfully.

Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 4: 18-20, Luke 19:10, Acts 1:8 

 

Jesus gave his disciples this command – “Go and make disciples of all nations.”  Therefore, the church exists primarily for the sake of those who don’t yet belong. We will seek to invite every person to consider a living and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, for He is the only way to salvation and eternal life.

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