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.”
The Lord calls his enemies to assemble and advance. Let them do what they will. He sits on his throne and he is the judge. The forces of darkness are many, but their destruction is as sure as the fall of ripe grain before the sickle or grapes under a press. For those who trust in the Lord, he is their shelter and refuge.
As he was in his humiliation, so are we in his kingdom on earth. Here there is lowliness like his before a petty and very temporary governor. Here there is little outward display of his power, little to see of his kingdom’s beauty. What then is there? There is the bearing witness to the truth! That’s what he did. That’s what we are called to do in following after him. That truth is all of his Word. Anything apart from it or contrary to it is a lie, is of the devil, is an attempt to snatch glory that is worldly and perishing. Only the truth of his Word brings us into his kingdom and keeps us there. Only bearing witness to that truth serves him, who bore witness to it for us and for our salvation.
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.