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
Sermon based on Philippians 4:10-12
I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have
renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have
been concerned, but you had no opportunity to
show it. I am not saying this because I am in
need, for I have learned to be content whatever
the circumstances. I know what it is to be in
need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have
learned the secret of being content in any and
every situation, whether well fed or hungry,
whether living in plenty or in want.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Disciples of our Lord Jesus share many qualities. As Jesus describes, they count the cost of following him and making him first priority in their lives. They also share a wisdom which comes down from above, the enlightenment of faith. Finally, as Paul urged Philemon, Christians put the best interests of God's kingdom before their own.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! At the end of the world, Jesus will come back in glory to judge both the living and the dead. Those who believe in him receive a verdict of â€œnot-guiltyâ€. Those who do not believe stand condemned to the eternal suffering of hell.
Revelation 1:4b-8, Pastor Clayton Welch
Of all the things that this only King could have chosen to show forth his glory, he picked this one thing: to redeem us by his suffering and death, that we should live with him for all eternity! All by itself that defines the nature of grace. How we long to see him as he is, to worship him perfectly, whose greatest triumph was the cross for us and for our salvation! Some day we shall; for he has promised it, he who is our King, the center of all that can be spoken that is true and good, the ruler of time and eternity.
Although Jesus ascended, he does not leave us on our own. He continues to send the Spirit and to offer salvation full and free. We eagerly await his second and final coming when he will take us to himself in heaven. So we pray, â€œCome Lord Jesus.â€
God's mercy, not our accomplishments, moves his New Testament people to spiritual worship. Our bodies are living sacrifices. Our minds are renewed in the image of their Creator. There is no room for pride when each sees its mission as a ministering member of the body of Christ.
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.
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.
The Chirstian Faith, One Word at a Time: Atonement
Faith in God's promises is the golden thread that links believers of all ages to our Savior-God. Though Abraham was too old to sire a son, he believed that God could do everything he promised. In the same way, we believe that God has kept his word and done what is humanly impossible: he raised our Lord Jesus from the dead. Therefore we are justified by faith.
Sin is never alone. It is always accompanied by death. All of Adam's children must die as Adam did because all of us inherited Adam's sin. But, thanks be to God! He sent the second Adam, Jesus Christ, who by his death restored holiness and life to all of Adam's children.
The Christian Faith, One Word at a Time: Reconciliation
July 31, 2017
Pastor Clayton Welch
When Creation's Too Good, It's too Bad
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!