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

From One to All – July 7, 2020
Hope on Trial – July 6, 2020
More Certain Than Death – July 5, 2020
Through My Bible In 3 Years

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Forward in Christ

» Please explain: Why should I be a Christian when I have to suffer?
She was lying in the hospital bed awaiting the test results. She was facing surgery and a long recuperation. As I stood by her bedside, she asked, “Why is God allowing me to suffer like this?” That’s not an uncommon question for believers. Job struggled with it and so did the early Christians as they […]
Faith Related Q and A

I have a sex addiction. I lock up when talking to a male therapist. Are there female therapists within WELS to help?
I’ve been a Christian all my life. I’m currently 16 now and have my heart set on being a veterinarian. My walk with God has taken a huge hit recently because I found out that my animals are not coming with me in the rapture. They are left here to suffer the horrible fate of all the unbelievers. It’s a lonely, painful, sad, horrible death and I just don’t see why God would inflict that on a little puppy or even a lion. God is supposed to be merciful and loving! How is that any of this? I can’t get over the fact that my poor little maltipoo is going to be left here to die all alone and afraid when I’m taken up. Why would God do that?
Can you tell me who wrote the books of the New Testament? I looked on Google but want to cross reference with what WELS says. Thanks.
In Numbers 27:21 the Lord commands Moses to command Joshua, Israel's new leader, to inquire of the Urim. I looked in the People's Bible but there was no explanation there. I googled it but felt a bit unsure about trusting what I would find there, so I turned to I would appreciate having more information about it. Thank you.
If I am a photographer and I was asked to photograph a gay or lesbian wedding, what is the right thing to do?
Is Article XVIII of the Augsburg Confession - about free will - specifically talking about libertarian free will? If so, how is that compatible with divine providence, if no event can occur outside God's control?
Do we know from Scripture whether Jesus himself returns to usher dying believers home to heaven in the days between his Ascension and his final return on the Last Day? As I think about this more, I suppose this could even be an idle question, as being "ushered" to heaven may not even be the reality of what happens, but rather only a manner of speaking about a believer leaving this life and entering eternal life. Perhaps there is actually no "ushering" involved, as when a believer closes their eyes in death they simply find yourself in the presence of the Lord in heaven. Thanks for any help you can offer. I'm just curious as to how we should speak (according to Scripture) about the "ushering" into heaven of believers who die between Christ's Ascension and his return for Judgment.
Is it okay to lie to someone to avoid hurting their feelings? For example if someone ask me if I like their outfit and I say yes, when actually I don't like it, is that a lie? Or if someone states an opinion on something that has to do with politics or religion and I agree, when I actually don't agree, is that lying?
Will the dead face end times? Then why should we be afraid, since we will die before end times?
I have given some thought of supporting St. Jude Hospital. This is a way that I can help children that are sick and can be healed from cancer. We are told to take care of the sick. I know that Jude was one of the disciples. What is your thought on supporting this cause?
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