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petercrucifix* to believe with St. Peter that Christ died as the full and complete payment price for the sins of all people

* to teach with St. Peter that forgiveness of sins and salvation come only through Jesus Christ

* to confess with St. Peter that Jesus is the Son of God and Saviour of the world.

“The Crucifixion Of St. Peter”
(15th century painting by Filippino Lippi)

"Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – for all whom the Lord our God will call'." (Acts 2:38-39)

evangelical* Gospel-centered

* the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ alone

* based on the Bible, God's inspired and inerrant Word

“The Pentecost Sermon Of St. Peter”
(early 16th century painting by Hans Suss von Kulmbach)
"Then Peter began to speak: 'You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name'." (Acts 10:34, 36, 43)

christcrucifix* "Grace Alone" - only through God's love in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross is life and salvation given to us

* "Faith Alone" - only by trusting in Jesus Christ alone as our Lord and Saviour do we receive forgiveness, life, and eternal salvation

link_1“Martin Luther Preaching Christ Crucified”
link_1(from a 1547 triptych painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder)

* "Scripture Alone" - the Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God and the only source and authority for our faith, teaching, and life
"Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: 'Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved'." (Acts 4:8, 12)

church* people who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour

* people who gather together around God's Word and the blessed sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion to receive the gifts of God

* people who serve the Lord Jesus Christ in word and deed

link_1 (a 17th century painting of a Lutheran
link_1 Divine Service in Muhlberg-Elbe, Germany)
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
115 Cambria St
Stratford, Ontario, N5A 1H2

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