We believe that the Bible is God's inspired Word. All of our preaching and teaching is based only on the Bible. Through His Word He reveals to us who He is and what He has done for us.
Here's what God has done for us. Very simply put...we are all by nature sinners (Romans 3:23). We are unable to and have failed to live up to God's absolutely perfect standards (Leviticus 19:2). Since we fail, we deserve God's very real and very horrible punishment of hell (Romans 6:23a).
But because of God’s amazing love for you with no strings attached, He sent His Son...Jesus (John 3:16). Jesus lived the perfect life that you can't. And then Jesus died for you in your place! (Isaiah 53:6). Three days after he died, Jesus came back to life so you would be “not guilty” in God’s eyes (Romans 4:25). Through faith in your Savior, you are washed clean of all your sins by the blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross (1 John 1:7). Because of Jesus' sacrifice you have forgiveness of sins and a sure hope of eternal life with your loving God in heaven (John 3:36)!
What God has done for you is truly amazing, and now, there's a way for you to show your thanks for his great love, by living a God-pleasing life and obeying all of God's commandments (Romans 12:1), and best of all, by sharing the good news of Jesus' death with everyone you meet (Matthew 28:19).
For a more detailed study of what we confess and teach at Light of the World Lutheran Church, please check out "This We Believe."
Light of the World is a part of a larger group of Lutheran churches working together around the world known as the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). More information about the WELS and the work they do can be found at www.wels.net.