- God offers the way of eternal life and salvation to all people in Jesus Christ- who shed His blood for us on the cross and was raised to life again on the third day.
- All who believe in Jesus as Savior receive forgiveness of sins - God's free gift of grace - and are heirs of eternal life and salvation:
- Faith in Jesus is awakened by the Holy Spirit working through God's Word and Sacraments;
- Jesus gives each believer a share in the Great Commission: to make disciples of all people;
- God's great love for all people shines in the lives of believers who strive by God's power to model Christ in thought, speech, and action;
- Christ will return again on the Last Day as Lord and Judge of all things.