What the Bible and Lutherans Teach

Jun 21, 2020
What We Believe


Welcome to the comprehensive guide on what the Bible and Lutherans teach. At First Baptist Church of Okemos, we are dedicated to providing a deep understanding of the Christian faith based on the teachings of the Bible and the Lutheran tradition. In this guide, we will explore key principles, beliefs, and practices that form the foundation of the Lutheran faith.

The Authority of the Bible

At the heart of the Lutheran faith is a firm belief in the authority of the Bible. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, containing divine guidance and truth. Through the study of Scripture, we seek to understand God's will and apply His teachings to our daily lives.

Key Doctrines

Justification by Faith

One of the central teachings of Lutheranism is the doctrine of justification by faith. We believe that salvation is a gift from God, received through faith in Jesus Christ. It is not earned through good works or personal merit, but rather through God's grace alone.


Lutherans recognize two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion). Through Baptism, individuals are welcomed into the Christian community, experiencing spiritual rebirth and receiving the Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of Jesus' Last Supper, where believers partake in the bread and wine, symbolizing the body and blood of Christ.

The Lutheran Worship Experience

Sunday Services

Every Sunday at First Baptist Church of Okemos, we gather to worship and praise God together. Our services include uplifting music, heartfelt prayers, and relevant sermons that expound upon the teachings of the Bible and Lutheranism. We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can feel God's presence.

Community and Fellowship

As part of the Lutheran tradition, community and fellowship play a significant role in the life of our church. We encourage our members to engage in various activities and groups that foster a sense of belonging and unity. Through shared experiences and support, we strive to strengthen our faith and build lasting relationships.

Serving Others

At First Baptist Church of Okemos, we are committed to serving others in our community and beyond. Following the example of Jesus, we actively engage in acts of compassion, justice, and mercy. Through various outreach programs and initiatives, we seek to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need.

Charitable Efforts

As part of our mission to serve others, we regularly participate in charitable efforts. Whether it's providing food and clothing to the homeless, supporting local schools, or contributing to international relief projects, we strive to be a source of hope and kindness in the world.

Missions and Outreach

We believe in sharing the love and teachings of Jesus beyond the walls of our church. Through mission trips and outreach programs, we actively seek opportunities to spread the message of hope and salvation. By embracing diversity and engaging with different cultures, we aim to create a more connected and compassionate world.


Thank you for taking the time to explore what the Bible and Lutherans teach with First Baptist Church of Okemos. We hope this guide has provided you with valuable insights into the rich traditions and beliefs of the Lutheran faith. If you have any further questions or would like to join our vibrant community, please don't hesitate to reach out. May God's love and blessings be with you!

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