what we believe

CYPRESS CHAPEL teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God who rescues men, women, and children
from the effects of sin by calling us by the Holy Spirit to trust in God's Son, Jesus, as our Savior.

We believe...

the FATHER, creator of all that exists;
JESUS CHRIST, THE SON, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all people and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan;
and the HOLY SPIRIT, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments, and pours out His blessings on God’s people each day; dwelling in the hearts of believers.

The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God. The words of the APOSTLES' CREED, along with the NICENE and ATHANASIAN CREEDS, have served as a summary of Spirit-filled and scriptural belief since the earliest days of Christianity. They summarize what Christians have always confessed when gathered around God's Word in the name of God's Son--and they are the truths that we believe, teach, and confess.

grace, faith, & GOD'S WORD alone

As a ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, we accept and subscribe to Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther
that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century that can be summarized in three short phrases:

grace alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly. 

faith alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him. 

GOD'S WORD alone

The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His covenant and kingdom of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the rule and norm for all belief and through it makes us aware of sin, fills us with faith in Jesus, and guides us to follow Him.

For an overview of all our beliefs as well as our take on current cultural issues such as marriage, life, and more please see lcms.org

what about ... christianity?

“What About?” is a series of 27 pamphlets, written by former Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Rev. Dr. A.L. Barry, that address doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions. We utilize this series in our Seed Planting and Confirmation instruction, as we lead people in their life of discipleship.

For the complete series, click here.

what about...

We cannot really understand how good the message of the Gospel is until we understand how bad our situation is without it.  
[read more]

what about...

The Bible continues to be the best selling book of all time. providing inspiration, comfort and guidance to those who have read it.
[read more]

what about...

the ten commandments
Sin takes a gift God has given and uses it in a way God does not want it used. Each commandment also teaches us how God’s gifts are used to His honor and glory.
[read more]

what about...

apostles' creed
There is nothing more sure or certain in this life than the word and promise of God. With the words of the Apostles’ Creed, Christians through the ages have responded to God’s Word to them.
[read more]

what about...

the LORD'S prayer
Prayer is a marvelous privilege from the Lord. He not only commands us to pray, but He invites us to pray to Him. He wants our prayers. What a fantastic blessing prayer is!
[read more]

what about...

holy baptism
In Baptism, God combines water with His life creating and life-giving Word so that all who are baptized are born again of water and the Spirit (John 3:5).
[read more]

what about...

Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive forgiveness from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven.
[read more]

what about...

the LORD'S supper
On the journey through our earthly life to heaven, our good and gracious God provides a holy and precious meal to sustain and strengthen us on our pilgrimage—the Lord’s Supper.
[read more]