Growing in Christ
Today's Devotion
» Forgiveness Brings Peace – December 9, 2018
» Hope That Increases Love – December 8, 2018
» Hope that Deepens Faith – December 7, 2018
Through My Bible In 3 Years
» Through My Bible Yr 1 – December 9
» Through My Bible Yr 1 – December 8
» Through My Bible Yr 1 – December 7
Forward in Christ Magazine
» Ambassadors: Help them see Jesus : Part 2
So many need to hear about Jesus. Pray for them and for the opportunity to share Jesus with them.   Kenneth L. Brokmeier  “Prayer changes things!”   Go ahead! Google “phrases about prayer.” You quickly can find yourself immersed for hours sifting through the sites, uncovering little snippets about prayer. Some excerpts are authored by well-known believers like Martin Luther, and other quotes are by those who aren’t even Christian.   Prayer is an important part of our Continued.
Videos from WELS Streams
» Heart to heart: parent conversations - Family Advent Devotions
» WELS Connection - December 2018 - WELS Missions in Vietnam
» WELS Connection - December 2018 - WELS Missions in Vietnam
WELS Together Newsletter:
» Leaders of ELS, LCMS, and WELS meet
» An amazing mission opportunity: Grace—Hmong outreach in Vietnam
» One in Jesus in Asia-Oceania
Faith Related Q and A
» In the Nicene Creed what does "He will come again to judge the living and the dead" refer to? Since we are judged at the moment of death, I take this to mean: when Jesus returns, those that are still alive in a worldly sense will be judged on that day. The living and the dead is referring to the souls of those people. The living is one that is living in faith as a Christian, and the dead is one that is dead to sin.
» Can Christians eat blood? I know the Old Testament ceremonial laws no longer need to be followed because Jesus came and fulfilled the law, and several places in the New Testament confirm that. But Acts 15:29 says we should abstain from eating blood. Given the context, this sounds like a command still applicable to post-resurrection Christians. But it doesn't seem to fit Christian freedom. Is it wrong to eat blood? (For example, coagulated blood is in some Chinese cuisine.) If so, why? Why does that apply when other rules about what we can eat were abolished?
» My newborn granddaughter will be being baptized soon in a WELS church. The baby's father is WELS, but the rest of his family (parents and siblings) are Disciples of Christ. Will his family be welcome at the baptism? They are leery of coming, for fear of being ostracized.

The word of the Lord stands forever. ~ 1 Peter 1:25