First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a Christian congregation, and as such we believe in One Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as revealed in God’s Holy Word, the Bible.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God in human flesh, and that He died on the cross and rose to life again for our salvation. We believe that God offers forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all who trust (relational) in Jesus Christ as the one way to the Father. We believe that the Holy Spirit gives and strengthens faith through the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. This faith is a joyous faith which offers strength and courage to the disheartened and provides real purpose for living and certain hope for the dying. We believe that Christians express their faith in a life of regular worship, fellowship, Bible study, witness, service and prayer.
We are a member church of the national church body The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), which is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It is a denomination of over 6,000 congregations and over 1,000 Christian schools that are united around our common belief in the authority of God’s Word and the message of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world. For more information on The LCMS and what we as Lutherans believe and teach, visit the national website, www.lcms.org
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