Statement of Faith

STATEMENT OF FAITH (8/21)

 

Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” St. Paul's Sedalia Lutheran School  is a ministry of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where we help our children grow in faith and love in Jesus. Our School is known for academic quality and for our ability to aid our students in sound Christian moral development serving the people of Sedalia/Pettis County. As a Lutheran school, our curriculum includes in class daily teachings from God’s Holy Word. We integrate our Christian beliefs into everything we teach. Many parents wonder, “What will they teach my child about religion at St. Paul's Sedalia Lutheran School?” Simply stated, St. Paul's Sedalia Lutheran School exists to help ground our students in the living Christian faith as taught by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

 

We teach about the Bible, faith, and Salvation. We believe that:

 • The Bible is the source and basis for all our beliefs. (2 Tim. 3:15-17) 

 • All people and all faiths are to be shown respect. (Matthew 22:39)

 • Only through faith in Jesus Christ can people be saved. (John 3:16) 

 

We teach about God. We believe that:

 • God is the Almighty, loving creator of everything and everyone. (Genesis 1:1)

 • God is one God, but three equal persons (Triune). He is God the Father, God the Son (Jesus),      

    and God the Holy Spirit – not three Gods but one God. (Matthew 28:19)

 • God is the Judge before whom all people will give an account for the lives they lead. (2 Cor.   5:10)

 • God is a Savior (Jesus) who died for our sins and arose from the dead. (Acts 4:11-12)

 • God is the Author of the Bible who, through the Holy Spirit, inspired men to write what He 

   wanted to communicate to humankind – especially who He is, His truths, and how He has come 

   to the rescue of humankind through the work of Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 • God is Love. He loves all people perfectly and completely. (1 John 4:9-10) 

 

We teach about people. We believe that: 

 • People are created individually and specially by God. (Psalm 139:13-16)

 • People are loved always and completely by God. (John 3:16)

 • People are expected by God to live lives of holiness and perfection. (Matthew 5:48)

 • People are unable to obey God perfectly (everyone sins). (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

 • People are forgiven their sins and given the gift of everlasting life in heaven only through faith in 

   the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23)

 • People are unable to earn God’s favor or forgiveness; rather we receive faith and forgiveness 

   through the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9) People, sadly, will be condemned to eternal suffering 

   if they do not have faith in Christ. (Matthew 13:49-50 and John 14:6)

 

We teach about relationships. We believe that: 

 • People should submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21)

 • People should tell their friends how much the Lord has done for them and how he has had 

   mercy on them. (Mark 5:19)

 • Marriage is a holy union, created by God, and is intended to be between one man and one 

   woman. (Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:7, Ephesians 5:31, Corinthians 7:2)

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