What We Believe

We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).
We were established in Uvalde, Texas on July 28, 1946.
We believe, teach, and confess the Holy Scriptures as the inerrant true Word of God.
 

We believe that we are:

saved by Grace alone,

Sola Gratia

through Faith alone,

Sola Fide

in Jesus Christ alone,

Solus Christus

according to Holy Scripture alone,

Sola Scriptura

​​​for Glory to God alone.

Soli Deo Gloria

What does this all mean?

Grace Alone

God loves all the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love.  He sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith Alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus Christ purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them.  Those who hear this Good News and believes it receives the eternal life that it offers.  God creates faith in Jesus Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture Alone

The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.  It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

 

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him." ~John 3:16-17

We confess the Apostles Creed along with other Christian churches:

"I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.  He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen."

If you would like to know why we confess the Apostles Creed, see this PDF:

What is the Holy Trinity?

God the Father

The Creator of all that exists.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." ~Genesis 1:1-3

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.  In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind." ~John 1:1-4

God the Son

Jesus Christ, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over sin, death and Satan.

"'The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' (which means 'God with us')." ~Matthew 1:23

"Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?'  Jesus answered, 'I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.  If you really know Me, you will know my Father as well.  From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.'" ~John 14:5-7

"It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining.  And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.'  When He had said this, He breathed His last." ~Luke 23:44-46

"They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.  In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; He has risen!  Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.''" ~Luke 24:2-7

"Where, O death, is your victory?  Where, O death, is your sting?  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." ~1 Corinthians 15:55-58

God the Holy Spirit

Creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.

"But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.  They said to you, 'In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.'  These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.  But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.  Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear - hating even the clothing stained by corrupt flesh." ~ Jude 1:17-23

All three persons of the Holy Trinity are coequal and coeternal, as the One True God who is

omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time).

Sola Gratia

God's grace is blue, the color of Advent, communicating the message of hope in our Lord, Jesus Christ

Sola Fide

Faith in Christ is green, the color of Epiphany and Pentecost, encouraging personal faith that is living and growing

Solus Christus

Scarlet represents the Passion of

Jesus Christ; His blood sacrifice to atone for our sins

Sola Scriptura

Purple is the color of Lent, and throughout all of Scripture, everything points to our Savior, Jesus Christ

Soli Deo Gloria

Along with white, gold is the color of Easter Sunday and the victory of Jesus Christ over sin, death and Satan

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If you would like more information about

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, visit: www.lcms.org.