We believe that God created a perfect world for us and through our sin we messed it up. Our big and small sins corrupted this world and destroyed our relationship with God and with each other. However, God didn’t leave things that way. He got involved.
“We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins.” Romans 3:22-24 NLT
We believe that God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to save us by living the perfect life we couldn’t and dying the death that was supposed to be our punishment. We believe that we are forgiven and given eternal life only through faith in Christ.
“For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NLT
We believe that faith is a gift from God given to us in our Baptism and through hearing God’s word.
“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT
We believe that Jesus not only came to save us from our sin, He came to show us how to live. When Jesus was asked to sum up God’s word He said; God’s will can be condensed into two commandments: love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind; and love others as ourselves.
“God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” 1 John 4:9-11 NLT
At Child of God we worship a God who has saved us from our sin and the brokenness of our lives. We live our lives freed from our past and energized for our future. We rejoice in the forgiven life given to us through Christ’s sacrifice and share that joy with our neighbors. Come and see, you will be amazed how God will change your life.
If you would like to know more about what we believe, please feel free to contact us or visit the LCMS website.