Growing in Christ
Today's Devotion
» Ripe Fruit – October 13, 2019
» Mercy – October 12, 2019
» The Importance of One – October 11, 2019
Through My Bible In 3 Years
» Through My Bible Yr 2 – October 13
» Through My Bible Yr 2 – October 12
» Through My Bible Yr 2 – October 11
Forward in Christ Magazine
» Lutheran Leadership Conference coming in 2020
WELS Congregational Services will host the first WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 21-23. WELS Congregational Services works under the Conference of Presidents to help congregations assess, plan, and carry out gospel ministry.   The conference will have five keynote presentations that deal with major cultural challenges before every WELS congregation. Twenty-five breakout sessions will deal with issues specific to Continued.
Videos from WELS Streams
» WELS Connection - October 2019
» WELS Connection - September 2019
» WELS Connection - August 2019
WELS Together Newsletter:
» Equipping Christian Witnesses effort underway
» Seminary’s annual symposium features apologetics
» Commission on Inter-Church Relations holds its fall meeting
Faith Related Q and A
» Can a Christian desire to be rich?
» Growing up in WELS churches, I have been told many times that we are saved by Christ alone and not by our own works. I have also been taught that we should live lives of thanksgiving and love to God in everything that we do. I have heard about spiritual apathy, not truly being sorry for our sins, receiving Communion unworthily, and not truly desiring forgiveness. These teachings have caused me much stress and confusion because they seem to be opposite things. How can I balance serving God in all I do with not being self-righteous? Ephesians 2:8-9 comfortingly shows us that our salvation is not at all in our hands. However, Matthew 7:21 states that only the one who does the will of God the Father will go to heaven. How do I balance not being work righteous with not becoming sinful with spiritual apathy? Also, I have heard that we need to confess our sins and repent to be saved. Is this true? Isn’t confessing sins and repenting a work? Many times in my life I have tried to confess my sins, but I just don’t feel truly sorry. What happens then? Why don’t I feel sorry? Do we need to repent after every time we notice that we have sinned, or should we just have faith that the sin is forgiven? How often do we need to repent? Thank you so much for all your time spent on this. I have been struggling with this problem for a very long time, and it is driving me crazy. I will appreciate any help that you can give me.
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