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Grace of God Lutheran Church
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What We Believe

GRACE OF GOD MISSION STATEMENT:
Grace of God is a Christ-centered community gathered around Word and Sacrament, preaching Christ crucified, serving our neighbor and discovering what it means to live under the grace of God.

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

  • That the Bible is the infallible source of knowledge about God and the Good News about His Son, Jesus Christ. We recognize that the Bible was written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and reliable for salvation.
  • That the two main messages of the Bible are Law and Gospel; the law showing us our sin and need for a Savior, and the Gospel revealing God’s grace in Jesus Christ. We also believe that the Gospel must always predominate and have the final word.
  • That God created the world and that He sustains it with His mighty power. We believe that He created Adam and Eve, our first parents, in His own image to live in fellowship with Him.
  • That Adam and Eve rebelled against God and so brought sin and death into the world. We believe all people have inherited this sin and can do nothing to change their human nature. We believe that all people need forgiveness and new life that God provides for us freely by His grace.
  • That God sent His Son to be our Savior from sin, death, and the power of the devil. We believe that Jesus Christ took on Himself the punishment for our sin when He died on the cross. God raised Him from the dead to demonstrate to the world that His sacrifice had been accepted and that humanity’s sin had been paid for.
  • That we receive forgiveness of sin through faith in Jesus Christ. Faith receives the free gift of God’s grace.
  • That faith is created in the heart by the power of the Holy Spirit who works through the "means of grace." The means of grace are the Word of God and the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.
  • That Holy Baptism is the means by which the Spirit creates faith and through which God adopts us as his children. We practice infant baptism because we believe they also are born in sin and that God’s promise of forgiveness extends also to them.
  • That Holy Communion is the means by which the Spirit nurtures faith. We believe that the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper actually deliver to us the true Body and Blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin.
  • That the Church is the fellowship of all those who have come to faith in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The purpose of the Church is to nurture faith through the Word and the Sacraments and to share the love of God through word and deed with the whole world in order to make other people disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • That Christ has given to his church the right and authority to preach the Gospel, administer the sacraments, and establish the office of the ministry, and that Christ alone has authority over his church.
  • That the fellowship God has established with believers on earth will continue forever and that after this life we will live forever with Him in Heaven for all eternity.

    GRACE OF GOD MISSION STATEMENT: Grace of God is a Christ-centered community gathered around Word and Sacrament, preaching Christ crucified, serving our neighbor and discovering what it means to live under the grace of God.

    Grace Of God
    420 Hayward Ave. North
    Oakdale, MN 55125
    Phone: 651-730-4900
    Email: Jon Marxhausen