Our faith centers on the saving death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The authority for that faith is the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament looks to the coming of Jesus, and the New Testament recounts his Life, Death and Resurrection. The scripture promises that one day he will return in glory to establish his Kingdom forever. We believe that the Holy Scriptures contain all things necessary for life and salvation. The Bible determines our teaching at St. Luke’s.
The good news of the Christian faith is that even though all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, Jesus’ death and resurrection has made it possible for us to be forgiven, saved, and restored to the glorious life intended for us. We who were separated from God can know him personally by receiving his free gift of salvation and trusting in his goodness and mercy. We are never “good enough” to earn our salvation, but we can be sure of eternal life by putting our trust in Jesus Christ.
Spirit Filled Living
The Holy Spirit is given to all who confess Jesus is Lord. He seeks to change us and make us more like Christ in every way. He develops in us godly characteristics like love, joy, patience, peace, and humility. He also empowers us to live for God and be free from sin. We are given gifts and abilities for ministry. We believe that the ministries of the Holy Spirit seen in the New Testament are good gifts that God still gives to Christians today. We believe that God still desires to pour out his life into us. As a result, you may see people cry, laugh, or rest in his Presence. Someone may speak out loud a word that applies to the life or lives of those who are present. This is a word of knowledge given to our body to help form us into the image of Christ. We are open to all the Spirit’s gifts if they are exercised in love and humility.