The Lutheran Church of
Church Logo (on left above)
Cross reminds us that Christ is the centre of
The slanted cross suggests that the church is
moving forward and outwards, not static. The
cross is breaking out beyond the circle; the
church's mission is to take the gospel beyond its
own members to all people. The cross is gold
because Jesus is our king and our our most
Southern Cross shows that the Lutheran church
belongs in Australasia. It also acknowledges God
red flames represent the power and effect of
the Holy Spirit, who creates faith in Jesus and
calls us to serve him and point others to him.
The three flames remind us of the Day of
Pentecost, when God sent his Holy Spirit to
establish the New Testament Church. The three
flames form one flame - a symbol of the Holy
The flame emanates from the cross and then points
back to the cross. This symbolises the real work
of the Holy Spirit who points us to Christ and
subsequently to a life of service and witness.
circle represents our unity in Christ and
reminds us that God is eternal. Blue
is the colour of the sky, and indicates our hope
of eternal life in heaven.
What Lutherans Believe
believe in one true God
Lutherans share the belief of all other
Christians that the one true God has made himself
known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
believe that God loves all people. Lutherans
believe that God loves every human being, even
though none of us deserve his love.
believe in Jesus Christ
Christ is Lord and Saviour. Jesus Christ is the eternal second person of the Trinity. He is the
Word of God in human form, through whom
everything was made. Fully divine and fully
human, by his life, death, and resurrection God's
plan of salvation is accomplished for us. He will
come again to complete human history and fulfil
the eternal plan of God.
believe God's forgiveness is a free gift. Sin is more than a
specific act or a string of bad decisions, it is
a break in relationship with God, separation from
God. Because of sin's power over us, we are
unable to save ourselves. God has
forgiven all sins of all people because of Jesus.
his forgiveness to everyone as a free gift. We
don't have to earn God's forgiveness or pay for
it. It is ours when we believe in Jesus as our
Saviour. God offers us his forgiveness in the
good news about Jesus, and in baptism and holy
communion. "This is love; not
that we loved God, but that God loved us and sent
his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our
sins"(1 John 4: 10).
believe what the Bible says.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are
the inspired Word of God and the
authority that decides what they are to believe
and how they should live. The Scriptures have
been inspired by the Holy Spirit and lead us to
an experience of the living Word of God, Jesus
Christ our Lord. Lutherans believe that the
good news about Jesus is the key to the whole
** Information based on the brochure "Introducing the
Lutheran Church" (Openbook Publishers)
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The Lutheran Confessional Writings
The teachings of the
Lutheran Church in Australia are contained in the confessional writings called in the
The Book of Concord. We
treasure the clear witness of Martin Luther to the Gospel
in the Small and Large Catechisms.
The Writings of Martin Luther
Martin Luther's produced
catechisms for teaching, Commentaries on books of the
Bible, Sermons, Tracts, and theological treatises.
Project Wittenberg is an undertaking to put Selected Works of Martin
Luther on the net.