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
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.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! John, the forerunner of Christ, fixes our attention on the need for true preparation for the Lord's coming. Such preparation consists in repentance and reconciliation with God and all people through the Lord Jesus Christ.