So far in our DNA Sermon Series, we have been identifying those things that make us who we are as a congregation. I thought it might be helpful for me to summarize the building blocks that fit together into Living Word Fellowship as we have identified them in each sermon.
Parts 1&2 - The Bible
Jesus is the center of the Bible. (1)
The main truth of the Bible is that Jesus is the only way of salvation. (1)
The Bible gives the assurance of salvation for all who believe. (1)
God’s Word creates faith. (2)
God’s Word sanctifies us. (2)
The scriptures are inspired by God and without error. (2)
Part 3 - Humanity
All humanity is marked by the curse and guilt of sin.
Humanity is marked, in a more significant way, by the unfailing love and mercy of God.
We weep alongside Jesus (Luke 19:41-44) over the sin and brokenness of our world, and we long for salvation and redemption for all.
Part 4 - Evangelical & Lutheran
We rest in Christ’s work for us.
We feel the urgency of a world that needs a savior.
Part 5 - The Church
We are a worshipping family.
We are a missionary people.
We are a disciple-making movement.
Part 6 - Law & Gospel
The two main teachings of the Bible are Law and Gospel.
The Law shows us our sin and our need for a savior.
The Gospel is the good news that, in Jesus, we find the forgiveness of sins and the gift of His righteousness to be received by faith.
What God demands in the Law He provides in the Gospel.
Don’t be afraid to reach out if you want to dialogue about any of these!
- Pastor Scott