Who is God?
God is the Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter of the entire Universe. In a mystery that cannot be fully understood, God exists as three persons--the Father, Son, and Holy Spirt--yet remains only one God. God the Father created the Universe out of love. Seeing it fall short of what was desired for God's creation, God the Son redeemed it. God the Spirit continues as the presence of God in the world today, living in the hearts of God's people.
How do I pray?
God is present everywhere and at all times even though God is not seen. People have a direct connection to God in prayer. There are no "magic" words--though Jesus gives his followers instructions in Matthew 6:9-13 to help them. Simply open your heart and speak to the one who always hears.
What is God's Law?
God gave the Law, a set of rules, so humanity would see it faults (called sin), recognize them, and seek God for forgiveness.
What is God's gift to humanity?
God knew that because humanity was so self-focused and sinful, God's law could never be upheld. But God still loved humanity, so God decided to come to earth as a human and fulfill the law on God's own. In doing this, God made up for all of humanity's shortcomings. God forgives us for doing all the things we shouldn't have and for not doing all the things we should have. Because of God's forgiveness, when we die, that isn't the end--God promises to recreate us new and perfectly along with all of God's Creation.
What is baptism?
Baptism is one of the two sacraments (holy rituals) in the Lutheran tradition of Christianity. Jesus commanded his followers to baptize the people of the world. So, using ordinary water combined with God's word, people are washed of their sins and made a part of God's family.
What is communion?
The night before Jesus died, he shared a special meal with his followers which included bread and wine which he had blessed. Jesus instructed his followers to do this. So, with bread and wine which combined with God's Word become the body and blood of Jesus Christ, Christians are fed and strengthened by God both physically and spiritually.