Our Beliefs

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—
and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
 
not by works, so that no one can boast.
 

Ephesians 2:8-9


By our very nature we are all rebels against God. God answered our rebellion (our sin) with love. Jesus Christ lived a perfect sinless life for you (as a substitute for you and all people). Jesus also died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and for the sins of all people. This foundational truth is emphasized by Living Hope in all of its programs. This is the central theme of our worship.


We teach what God says in the Bible. You are encouraged to ask us,
"Where is that taught in the Bible?" Every Christian pastor and teacher should welcome that question.


Living Hope is a Bible believing Christian church, but also a Confessional Lutheran Church.  We believe that the statement of faith called the Lutheran Confessions lists the teachings God reveals to us in Scripture, and then defends those Christian teachings against those who would teach something else. 


The Lutheran Confessions online.  Good Shepherd's has no connection to this website, but the site provides a great service to the church at large.   


Living Hope is a member congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  WELS Statements Of Belief


Religious questions are answered on our Q&A page.  Ask your question, or read answers to questions submitted by others.


You are invited to study the Bible with us, in person or online.  
Bible studies at Living Hope  


 
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ ROMANS 6:23