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
Pastor Clayton Welch Speaks on the Word of God from Jeremiah 31:31-34.The Lord promises a new covenant for his people, a covenant of the full and free forgiveness of sins. Through this covenant the Lord would set apart a holy people who would know him fully “from the least of them to the greatest.”
This is an argument from the greater to the lesser. Since God is for us, and since he did not spare his own Son to free us from the condemnation of sin, non of the troubles we have in this life can separate us from God’s love.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! The truth of God's Word is often opposed in this world, and when it is, the Christian may suffer. Believers can expect opposition from prophets and other children of darkness. Yet, throughout these struggles, the Christian knows that he will ultimately attain the harvest of righteousness.
Sermon lead by Pastor Clayton Welch Based off of Mark 3:20-35.
Jesus Christ alone is Savior. However, people we might most expect to know that and believe often fall short of expectations. His own earthly family had misgivings about his work, and the religious leaders actively opposed him. To this day many fail to understand him and some even consider him in a league with the devil. But behold his grace! He stayed to save. He continues with his Word to draw a family to himself. Notice the singular nouns in verse 35: By grace and by the Word of promise it is as though I were his only brother, sister, or mother. So total is the redemption; so intimate is the connection.
John 8:12 Jesus...said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows mewill never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Does peoples skepticism keep John 3:16 off our lips? May familiarity not breed contempt with us! We do not need to come up with some novel, smooth, or mathematical way to preach on this reading for you. Sharing the Word was good enough for Jesus, and it's good enough for us.
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.
It is impossible for an unforgiving person to live in fellowship with a God who has unconditionally forgiven him. Those who rejoice in the Master's grace will "forgive from the heart gladly and gladly do good" to those who sin against them.
Shortly after his baptism, Jesus returns to Galilee. He heals Peter’s mother-in-law, as well as the sick and demon-possessed, and he makes a preaching tour throughout the region. Jesus shows that the kingdom of God has come in might and mercy.
Pastor Clayton Welch, Easter 2, John 20:19-31
On Easter evening, the glorified Jesus appeared to his disciples and announced peace to them. When Thomas refused to believe, Jesus, in love, appeared a second time to convince him of the resurrection and to repeat his message of peace. In love, God gives us his Word that we might also believe and have life in his name.
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.