Thank you for visiting St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. We’re excited to tell you about our church. But more importantly, we’re excited to share the Gospel. Because the Gospel is the most important thing, and that’s the reason we exist: to share that message. If you don’t decide to come visit our church, we still want to give you the Gospel, your faith is the most important treasure.
Scroll down to read the Gospel…and why we exist.
CREATION & THE FALL
Nothing in existence came into being by itself. God the Father is the Creator and Sustainer of everything. He is the Almighty Maker of heaven and earth. He created everything perfect, but man ruined His perfect creation. As a result, man lost the perfect visitation of God on earth. But God was not about to let man suffer without Him forever: He promised to send a Redeemer for man’s sin.
Only a perfect man could reverse the fall. Only an almighty God could redeem an entire world of people from their sin. Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, is our Savior from sin and Savior from our separation from God. He redeemed us by paying the punishment for our sins. Because of what Jesus did, God the Father declares that we are justified–not guilty. Jesus traded our sins and gave us His righteousness. He traded our death and gave us life.
The salvation Jesus won in His death on the cross is brought to us by the Holy Spirit through the Word and Sacraments. Through Baptism and the Word of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we rise to new life and walk daily in our new life.
We go to church to thank God for all He has done for us, and, more importantly, we gather to receive together the gifts of forgiveness, strength, hope, and salvation which God has promised to His entire church on earth.