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
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! Our Great Deliverer defeats Satan and secures our salvation
Moses reminds God's people of God's actions on their behalf. He especially points out their deliverance from the misery, toil, and oppression they had experienced in the land of Egypt. Thanksgiving for such blessings lead them to worship the Lord and to bring him the first-fruits of their crops.
Based on Ephesians 5:15-20—Vacuums Want to Be Filled
As with the other readings this Sunday, this reading also stresses that there are only two paths to walk. Either we walk in folly or in wisdom. Those whose food is wisdom walk with God. Their path is one of understanding and joy, even in the evil times. For the Spirit fills them by his means of his Word of peace and joy and thanksgiving in Christ. That Word, through which the Spirit comes, they sing and say to themselves and to one another, that they may always be filled with saving food and be found on that path of wisdom with and in Christ.
Pastor Clayton Welch Speaks on the Word of God from Exodus 24:3-11
—Powerful Blood Comes from a Powerful God
There is no fellowship with God apart from the shedding of blood. Even when the children of Israel have promised to do all that God commands, they need to be sprinkled with blood to make them holy and acceptable to God. For sinful they are; sinful they will remain. But once God has cleansed them with blood, he hosts a meal of fellowship as a reflection of their blessed union with him. In the New Testament, that fellowship is even more intimately marked by the meal at which Christ is the host and the blood by which he gives us holiness is the food. In thanksgiving for that meal and all it gives, we too pledge to do his will, while still trusting in his pardon.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The LordÃ¢â‚¬Â is the title that describes God as the God of the covenant...the God of the independent and faithful grace. The Lord is more fully known as he fulfills his promise in delivering his people from their enemies, setting them apart for himself, and guiding them to the promised land.
Pastor Clayton Welch
Christmas 1, New Year's Day, January 1, 2017
God's grace is not random or chance. Christ came at precisely the right time, deliberately, purposefully, to extend the grace of God over Jew and Gentile alike that all who believe might receive adoption into the family of God as his children.
Stand firm in Christ's freedom! If we turn back to the law to earn God's favorÃ¢â‚¬â€even a little whileÃ¢â‚¬â€we are turning away from the gospel of Christ. As St Augustine said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Grace, unless it is free, is not grace.Ã¢â‚¬Â
By his command, God created our universe in six ordinary days. Every created thing received the commendation, “Very good,” by him who is perfect in holiness. God set the seventh day aside as holy because on it he rested from his work. Although the work of creation is primarily ascribed to God the Father, we know that “the Word” (John 1:3) and “the Spirit of God” (Genesis 1:2) were also
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! By the Word, the example of Abraham, and the woman at Sychar this spiritual truth is pressed home today: the righteous are those who, called by grace, believe in the Promised Seed, Jesus Christ. To them the Lord credits faith as righteousness
Abram did not deserve Godâ€™s promises, but undeserved love sought him out. By grace, Abramâ€™s faith led him to leave his homeland and cling to Godâ€™s promise. Wherever he wandered, Abramâ€™s faith led him to continually worship his God.
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! God keeps his promise of redemption.
First Lesson Genesis 17:1-7
When Abram was 99 years old, God confirmed his covenant with Abram. God again promised that he was going to be the father of many nations, so God changed his mane to Abraham which means â€œfather of many.â€ God promised to show love to Abraham and his descendants who, by faith, would also look to Jehovah as their God.