Christ Lutheran Church is a liturgical and confessional Lutheran church in Meridian, Idaho and part of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We believe, teach and confess that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and that it is the source and norm of our faith. We are "confessional" because we believe that the Lutheran Confessions are the correct interpretation and presentation of the Bible. Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church are documents which Christians from the fourth to the 16th century A.D. explained what they believed and taught on the basis of the Holy Scriptures. It includes, firstly, the three creeds which originated in the ancient church, the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. It contains, secondly, the Reformation era writings of the Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, Luther's Small and Large Catechisms, and the Formula of Concord.
We believe, teach and confess that our Lord invites to His table all those who believe that Christ's true body and blood are present in, with and under the bread and wine in the Sacrament (Matt. 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-25), who trust in His promises, repent of sins, and forgive others as they have been forgiven. In so doing, we proclaim His death until He comes (1 Cor. 11:26) and declare our unity in the faith (1 Cor. 10:17). Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their harm (1 Cor. 11:17-29) and because Holy Communion is a public confession of faith, any who have not yet been baptized or instructed in the Christian faith, or who regularly worship with a denomination other than the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, are asked out of love and concern to refrain from partaking of this Sacrament until we have had the opportunity for
further discussion. Those who would like to receive a blessing may come forward and cross your arms over your chest as a sign to the pastor. Please feel free to speak with the Pastor and/or Elder before the Service if there are any questions
We are saved by grace alone (sola gratia)
Through faith alone (sola fide)
In Christ alone (solus Christus)
According to Scripture alone (sola scriptura)
To the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria)
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