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
The point here dare not be lost. It is not that anyone who wants to be or claims to be a preacher is one. For the text expressly tells us that the Spirit of God did indeed rest on these two men, so that they prophesied in accord with God's will and Word. They preached with an immediate call, even though that call had not been publicly attested, as was the call of seventy. The point rather is the humility of Moses. He rejoiced in the gifts that God gave to his people and desired that those gifts be even more abundant to the glory of God and the benefit of God's children. Service to the glory of God is our goal, be it that of the greatness of the prophets, that of the seventy chosen by God to assist, or that of those in the assembly with still other gifts from the Lord. For not one of us has all of God's gifts; the needs of each, no matter how gifted, should keep each one humble as each looks for his God-given opportunities to serve, while giving thanks for the gifts and service of others.
Pastor Richard Durow (Retired) brings us the word of God today.
10th Sunday After Pentecost (Radio Audio)
Pastor Clayton Welch
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Pastor Clayton Welch
Sermon Romans 8:28-30—How Can God Say That?
This is the most comforting gospel for the trembling believer in Christ: Before he created us, God knew us and destined us to be his. In this life he called us to faith by the gospel and justified us. Even now there are no accidents in life, no blind twists of fate. God turns Satan's evil into good for those who love him. If our gracious God has so carefully forged each link in the chain of salvation, we can be sure he will not forget he final link: he will bring us to glory!
As Pastor Clayton Welch's last sermon at Faith Lutheran, he shares a different perspective on King Solomon in 1 Kings 11:1-10 by sharing how it is indeed a Christmas message for us. If Solomon can ignore two direct visits from God giving him direction, how will you do?
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.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! To know Christ in faith is the meaning and purpose of this life. Jesus tells the parable of a "fool" who thought the amount of material possessions he had were what gave his life value. The writer of Ecclesiastes and Paul also warn against letting the things of this world blind us to our real goal- eternal life.
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.