Bringing the light of Christ to a darkened world
Divine Service Setting Four
30 May 2021
We are a family of people who still hold that the Bible is God's inerrant are not a country club for the saints. We are a hospital for sinners.
We are a family of people who still hold that the Bible is God's inerrant Word from Genesis 1:1 all the way through Revelation 22:21. Being as the Bible is God revealing Himself to us, we don't have to worry about what is His word to us and what is not. Therefore, any person can find the objective hope and assurance about God's love for sinful man, and of one's own eternal salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
We also hold that the Bible is as relevant today as it was when it was first written through various authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. The beauty about God's Holy Word is that it never changes. And as it never changes, we do have a certain objective hope in the power of God who loves the world far more than the world will ever know or understand.
The Family of Ascension Lutheran Church believe that God is merciful and abounding in steadfast love. He wants all people to come to know Him. We believe that God displays His love for us in that He sent His Son, Jesus, to make the ultimate sacrifice for all of our inconsistencies, failings, all of our selfish desires and actions. We also believe that because God loves us so much, as to take upon Himself all our punishment, and because He raised His Son Jesus, from the dead, we have full pardon and peace with God and an inheritance for all eternity! Thank you Lord for giving us what we don't deserve. It is all about Christ...faith alone, by grace alone, on account of Christ alone.
We believe there are only two Sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Neither of these are a work that we do. In these two Sacraments, we believe God is at work in the life of the individual. Baptism washes our sins in the water and blood of Christ, that we are made a child of God, and that we are given the Holy Spirit to renew our faith and our life in Christ. The Lord's Supper is far more than a "remembrance meal". We hold fast to Biblical teachings that the Lord's Supper one is receiving the body and blood of Christ Jesus "in-with-and under" the bread and the wine. You receive Jesus, and all the gifts that He has for us: Namely, forgiveness of sins, life and eternal salvation. As Jesus says, "given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." And where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation. We also hold tight to the Bible as our only rule and norm for faith and life.
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