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
In fulfillment of Jesus' promise and Joel's prophecy the Holy Spirit comes upon the apostles and disciples in Jerusalem on Pentecost. Boldly and with a miraculous gift of language the apostles preach the wonderful works of God in Christ Jesus to the crowd that assembles to hear and see what is happening. Peter, speaking for all the apostles, preaches a bold sermon of repentance and faith in Jesus.
A Special thank you to Pastor Tom Kutz for bringing us God's Word today.
Sermon Based off of John 20:19-31
Jesus appears to his disciples, first on Easter evening and then a week later. Thomas, who was absent on the first occasion, is present on the second, and he responds in faith. "These" - all that John had written in this Gospel - "are written that you may believe"
Thank you Pator Blauert for bringing us God's Word today!!
Pastor Timothy Blauert, an ordained minister since 1990, serves as pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Saint Croix Falls, WI and St John's Lutheran Church in Centuria, WI . Pastor Blauert and his wife Kristine have two children, Faith and Isaac. Their home is in St. Croix Falls.
The appearance of Moses and Elijah with Chrsit gave Peter, James, and John a foretaste of heaven. They wanted to keep this taste of heaven on earth.
Special thanks for Vacancy Pastor Roger Vomhof, serving our brothers and sisters in the Faith at Emmanuel, Hudson, for brining us God's Word today. Pastor Vomhof and Pastor Welch switched pulpits as part of the circuit puilpit rotation.
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.
1) The Unfaithfulness of Isreal's People, 2) The Faithfulness of Isreal's God
How tragic! This young man was concerned about the law of God and devoted himself to it. Still he was under its curse. How tragic! The disciples loved Jesus and spent years with him. Yet they too were in danger of missing the whole point of his coming. The root of the problem for both was the same: failure to love God alone. We fix our hearts on the temporal and perishing at the expense of complete devotion to God and the eternal. Thus we are all doomed and damned by the law. The young man went away sad. The disciples stayed and cried out to Jesus on their despair. The young man did not hear that God does the impossible, and therefore did not come to trust in God’s divine agent for doing that impossible. May our confession be as desperate as that of the disciples; for our condition is the same. May our trust be in him alone who does the impossible.