Our Mission...... As men, women, and children united in faith in Christ Jesus, we believe he commanded us to “go and make disciples.” We therefore will proclaim the Gospel of Christ through our words and actions to the community, campus, and others. We will teach God’s word in its truth and purity to help each other grow and mature in faith preparing us, God’s people, for “works of service.”
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI
545 Apollo Road
River Falls, WI 54022
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Our fellowship with Christ severs our fellowship with evil. Our peace in Christ will cause division and strife with those who still cling to their fellowship with evil.
When we are at peace with God, we are, of necessity, at war with the world, which has rejected our Savior. Our love for Jesus may sever the closest bonds of human love, or it may cost us our lives. We can be sure that when we suffer crosses with Jesus, we will receive eternal life by the grace of God. Likewise, the most insignificant act of mercy done out of faith in Jesus will receive God's eternal favor.
Jesus plainly tells us about the crosses we will bear as his disciples. We can expect the world to treat us no better than it treated our Master. What a comfort to know that our life, death, and eternal future are in the hands of a God who gives loving attention to creatures far less significant than we are! He takes careful inventory of the smallest details of our lives. Therefore, we are bold and cheerful in proclaiming his gospel in a hostile world.
Faith in God's promises is the golden thread that links believers of all ages to our Savior-God. Though Abraham was too old to sire a son, he believed that God could do everything he promised. In the same way, we believe that God has kept his word and done what is humanly impossible: he raised our Lord Jesus from the dead. Therefore we are justified by faith.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Jesus satisfied God's demands for perfection. His righteousness is ours by faith. We do not accept any substitutes, even if they are cleverly disguised in Jesus' name.
Thank you to Pastor Ellery Groth for bringing us God's Word this morning! Pastor Welch is preaching at the congregations Pastor Groth serves: Grace, Clear Lake and Zion, Almena, WI.
By his command, God created our universe in six ordinary days. Every created thing received the commendation, “Very good,” by him who is perfect in holiness. God set the seventh day aside as holy because on it he rested from his work. Although the work of creation is primarily ascribed to God the Father, we know that “the Word” (John 1:3) and “the Spirit of God” (Genesis 1:2) were also
Jesusâ€™ farewell discourse continues from the previous week. The Holy Spirit is promised to the disciples, and they are comforted by the Lordâ€™s promise: that he will not leave them orphaned but will return to them. Jesus exhorts them to show love for their Lord by giving loving obedience to his commands.
1 Peter 2:4-10
Christ the “living Stone,” builds up his people like living stones into a spiritual house. Jesus is “rejected by men but chosen by God,” and he makes his people into a holy priesthood to the glory of God. This is all the work of God's mercy in Christ. Calling sinners to himself, he recreates them as his “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,” that they may declare his praises now and in eternity.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! By the Word, the example of Abraham, and the woman at Sychar this spiritual truth is pressed home today: the righteous are those who, called by grace, believe in the Promised Seed, Jesus Christ. To them the Lord credits faith as righteousness
Abram did not deserve Godâ€™s promises, but undeserved love sought him out. By grace, Abramâ€™s faith led him to leave his homeland and cling to Godâ€™s promise. Wherever he wandered, Abramâ€™s faith led him to continually worship his God.
"Jesus Is Worth Listening To" - Matthew 17:1-9. Sermon by Pastor Clayton Welch on Transfiguration Sunday, February 26, 2017. As Jesus prepares to go to Jerusalem to offer up his life for the world, he is transfigured in glory before Peter, James and John on the mountaintop. Moses and Elijah flank the Lord and attest to his glory while the Father speaks words of loving approval of his Son.
Pastor Clayton Welch
Christmas 1, New Year's Day, January 1, 2017
God's grace is not random or chance. Christ came at precisely the right time, deliberately, purposefully, to extend the grace of God over Jew and Gentile alike that all who believe might receive adoption into the family of God as his children.