Christ the King Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod serving the city of Natchitoches, LA
Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we seek to make a difference in the lives of our members and our community through prayer, service, study of God's Word, and in Word and sacrament based worship, and a living of discipleship as a result, or fruit of faith (Ephesians 2:10).
It is important to note that we believe that Christians are called not to condemn the world, but to share the Gospel, which is that God provided His salvation for the entire world. We show mercy to others as Jesus did, that all people might come to know God as a merciful Father who sent His only Son that we might not spend eternity without Him, but have eternal life! (John 3:16-17)
Our raison d’être (reason for existence) is our belief that the Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16), that Jesus Christ died and rose to save us from sin, death and Satan, and to give us eternal life in His name, and thus we share this Gospel with all people, and to serve them in love and peace. The Bible reveals that all people are separated from God by our sin (Romans 3:10-20). It also reveals that God became a human, Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Messiah, through whom we are forgiven and restored to a right relationship with God (Romans 3:21-28). We call this announcement of forgiveness and reconciliation the Gospel, or the Good News (John 20:31).
Our congregation believes the 1580 Book of Concord is a clear explanation of the Scriptures’ essential teachings of God, Jesus, salvation, and the Christian life.
We believe that Holy Baptism is a gift from God where, through water and the Word, He declares us to be His children (Acts 2:38-39). This gift is for all people of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20), whether young or old, rich or poor, black or white (Galatians 3:28).
We believe that in the Lord’s Supper the partaker really receives Christ’s body and blood. Jesus instituted this for the forgiveness of our sins (Matthew 26:26-28). This is a sacred and holy meal, reserved for those who have made a public commitment to the Faith believed, taught and confessed by our congregation (1 Corinthians 1:10). We believe in the Real Presence: That Christ is really present in, with and under the elements of bread and wine, thus the eating and drinking of the Lord's Supper is not to be taken lightly or without recognizing Christ's body and blood in the sacrament, so "no one may eat or drink judgment upon themselves" (I Corinthians 11:29). Therefore, if you are away from your home congregation and would like to take communion with us, examine yourself, recognize you are a sinner, and in need of God's free grace, and that Jesus Christ died to forgive you your sins. Please speak with our pastor, or an elder before communing.
All are freely welcomed here at Christ the King. Come as you are. No one is ever turned away, for Jesus does not turn any of us away. "No perfect people are allowed here".