What We Believe
King of Kings is affiliated with approximately 6,000 other congregations in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod who hold to a common set of beliefs regarding what the Bible teaches. These commonly held beliefs or convictions are drawn directly from the Bible and further clarified in a collection of writing from the 16th century called the Book of Concord. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod website — www.lcms.org — will give you all the details. For additional information on the history of King of Kings, click here.
As God gathers us in His church, His Spirit unites us as one people who are willing to publicly acknowledge the following beliefs:
We believe that the only true God is the Triune God; one God made of three distinct and separate persons.
- God, the Father, who creates and preserves all things. (Hebrews 11:1-3; Psalm 36:6)
- God, the Son, (Jesus Christ) who rescued and redeemed this world by His death and resurrection. (John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Galatians 4:4-5)
- God, the Holy Spirit, who brings and keeps people in saving faith in Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:3)
We believe that God desires all to be saved and know the truth.
- God loves all people and wants them to love Him and each other. (Ezekiel 33:11; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9; I John 4:16)
- We are sinful at birth, alienated from God, and must be born again in faith. (John 3:1-8; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-5; Colossians 1:21)
We believe that God so loved people that He sent His only Son to rescue us from our lost condition.
- Jesus Christ is both God and man. (Colossians 2:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
- Jesus gave His life as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, resulting in our forgiveness and acceptance before God the Father.(Isaiah 53:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
- Those who believe and are baptized will be saved. (Mark 16:16; Romans 10:9,10)
We believe that the Holy Spirit brings us to, and keeps us in, saving faith through God’s Word, Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- We cannot believe in Jesus or come to Him without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:3)
- The Bible is the Word of God and is true, without error, powerful, and has the ability to change lives. (Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; Hebrews 4:12)
- Through Baptism the Holy Spirit offers new life, and makes us God’s children. (John 1:12-13; John 3:1-8; Acts 2:38; Titus 3:5)
- In the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion), Jesus offers His body and blood under forms of bread and wine for believers to eat and drink. (1 Corinthians 10:16,17)
- In the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion), God offers believers the forgiveness of sins and strengthens their faith. (Matthew 26:27,28; John 6:54-58; 1 Corinthians 11:16)
We believe that through the church (God’s people), God equips and empowers us to serve Him by serving others and sharing the good news about Jesus.
- God has uniquely gifted each person to do good works which He expects His children to do according to His plan. (Matthew 25:35-40; Romans 12:3-21; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 4:10)
- God does not intend for His children to live in isolation. God intends His children to share His love with nonbelievers and believers alike through intentional relationships. (Genesis 2:18; Galatians 6:9-10; Hebrews 10:25)
- The Christian faith is best lived in close relationships with other people (i.e. small groups). (Proverbs 27:17; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:9-13)
- God gathers us into His family the church and then sends us out in His mission to bring other people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20; John 20:30-31)