What Is a Lutheran Christian?

Martin LutherWe are Christians. “Lutheran” is a way of describing our contribution to the diversity that is the Christian church throughout the world. That contribution is shaped by the writing and teaching of Dr. Martin Luther [November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546], a German priest and monk whose encounter with Scripture led him to the understanding that the act of trusting in God’s undeserved love [grace] toward us and the whole creation forms the heart of what it means to be a Christian. That truth – that we are saved by God’s grace through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ, not because of our striving to be acceptable to God – is at the center of our life together. Since 1913, the people of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church have joined together in the light of God’s grace to celebrate and serve our Lord Jesus in worship, study, prayer, fellowship, and ministry to our community.

For more information about what makes Lutherans unique, check out the following links:

What do Lutherans believe?
How do Lutherans read Scripture?
Who is Martin Luther?

As a congregation of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we affirm that:

Claimed by God’s grace for the sake of the world, we are a new creation through God’s living word by the power of the Holy Spirit;

Gathered by God’s grace for the sake of the world, we will live among God’s faithful people, hear God’s word and share Christ’s supper;

Sent by God’s grace for the sake of the world, we will proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, serve all people following the example of our Lord Jesus, and strive for justice and peace in all the world.

Excerpted from ELCA.org.

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