Growing In God's Grace
We have a GREAT message to tell!
We have a message that far outweighs any other!

  • ​We have a God who loves us and cares for us!
  • We know He holds the answer to all questions and the solution to ALL problems life can throw at us!
  • We know He sent His SON, Jesus, to rescue us all from the consequences of our sins!
  • We know what the future has in store for us and--it includes an eternity in heaven with Him!

Daily Devotion

God of the Living – November 19, 2019
Cursed No Longer – November 18, 2019
Plan Ahead – November 17, 2019
Through My Bible In 3 Years

» Through My Bible Yr 2 – November 19
» Through My Bible Yr 2 – November 18
» Through My Bible Yr 2 – November 17
WELS Together Newsletter:

» Recently announced changes in East Asia mission field
» MLP hosts translation expo in Africa
» Hymnal Project continues to move forward
Forward in Christ

» Readers respond: What’s your best parenting advice?
In August, some of Heart to heart’s contributing authors shared their best parenting advice. (If you missed it, read them here!) Then I turned the tables and asked you to submit your best parenting advice. I’m happy to share a few great tidbits with you here. We named this column Heart to heart: Parent conversations […]
Faith Related Q and A

I know that in Greek there are several different words that are, in English, translated simply as "love." In the book of 1st John the English word "love" is used a lot and I'm wondering if there is any way for someone, like me, who doesn't read Greek, to know which "love" word God is using in each verse. I have the Inerlinear NASB-NIV Parallel N.T. in Greek and English, so perhaps that could help me. I also have a friend in her 70's who was raised in Greece and reads both the ancient and modern Greek. Occasionally I have asked for her help.
I am hoping you can give an in-depth explanation of Titus 2: 3-5. Specifically, do these verses apply to women today? As an older woman, do I have a responsibility to teach the younger women? If so, what does that mean? Finally, could you explain what it means to be "busy at home"? Thank you!
Does WELS use the hymn "Pass It On"?
I'm pretty sure I've read Bible verses that say loved ones in heaven can't come back and visit and they don't know what's going on down on earth. I have a friend who says they had a near death experience and their loved one talked to them and now is visiting her at night. Did her loved one really talk to her and is her loved one visiting her at night?
If a person refuses life-saving medical treatment, would it be considered suicide?
In the recent answer about fellowship and Communion (question was from an AALC member), the response included the words “closed communion.” I am a lifelong WELS member, and have been taught that we observe “close” not closed communion. Which is correct?
If a person wishes to transfer membership to a different WELS church from their current WELS church, who decides if they can transfer? I know we vote on transfers in our voters' meetings. Does a person just request to transfer to the church president and leadership which then allows it to be voted on or, does it have to get approved by the pastor before a congregational vote?
My friend wants to come to check out our church as she is thinking of switching synods, but she wants to know what is appropriate attire for a service.
Can my WELS pastor marry my fiance and me at a different venue? I am considering having my reception at a place that is a 2-hour drive from my church and would like to have the ceremony closer to the venue. Would my pastor be able to marry us? Or would I need to find someone else to do the ceremony?
For those who are not predestined, what is their goal or purpose on earth? And what hope do they have to look forward to if they were not chosen to be saved? What if I was not elect? What am I supposed to do?
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"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." ~ John 10:27