Our Beliefs at Bethesda
What We Believe: Lutheran Christians believe in the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We confess that Jesus Christ is God’s Word for us in flesh, and that it was through His life, death and resurrection that God works to fashion a new creation.
We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God through which God conveys the story of faith, and provides strength and guidance for living in that faith.
In the sacrament of Holy Baptism, Lutheran Christians believe that God makes us a part of the Church, the body of Christ. Through the water and the Word, God delivers us from our sinful self, gives us a new birth, and adopts us as His children. This gift of God’s grace is for all people, regardless of age!
Lutheran Christians believe the ecumenical creeds of the early church to be faithful expressions of the apostolic Christian faith. We believe this faith is fed and strengthened through the other sacrament of our Lord – Holy Communion. In and through the bread and wine, we receive forgiveness and nourishment for living in the new life of Christ.
Gathering for worship, sharing our lives together, serving, reaching out beyond ourselves to the world community – all comprise the life of faith with which we are blessed as people of God.