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Victory News – April 3, 2020

Victory News – April 3, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Hi Friends,

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. It is the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to the shouts and delight of the people and to the dismay of Pharisees.

Maybe you will remember the scene. The disciples were preparing the colt for Jesus to ride into Jerusalem.  One translation says, “[The disciples] cast their garments on the colt.” Casting is an intentional act of relocating an object. So, the disciples took off their garments and relocated them onto the colt Jesus was to ride.

This weekend we finish up the series, The Way of the Exile. We are going to look at these words from 1 Peter 5: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” In other words, intentionally grab up and throw your anxieties onto Jesus!

Jesus loves to hear your voice in prayer. Jesus loves to answer your prayer in the best possible way. Jesus loves to unburden you. He says to you and me, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

I need some rest. How about you?

I look forward to seeing you, your family, and your friends online this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am.

Sharing Christ’s victory,

Pastor Bill

CURRENT SERIES – THE WAY OF THE EXILE

ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Ben shared a message about what it means to live for God. Lead into the culture around you with the answer for sin and suffering: Jesus. Click here to read or watch last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Bill wraps up the series with a message about purpose. When we focus on the promises of God and His love for us, rather than our earthly suffering, our perspective changes and we find purpose in our suffering. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online. You can also access a Spotify playlist for this series by clicking here.

VICTORY NEWS

This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Joshua 19-24 and Judges 1-12. Supporting videos from The Bible Project included a video Overview of Judges. Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.

Giving Online to Victory – We recognize that, due to a change in your income, you may not be able to give to Victory at this time. However, if you are able to partner with Victory through giving an offering, you can still do so through our Online Giving Site.  If you haven’t given online before and need some help navigating our online giving site, click here for a tutorial. Thank you for your continued generosity!

Help One Another – If you are in need of support, or if you are able to offer support to those in the Victory community, we encourage you to click here to fill out a form and let us know! We’ll match people up to support one another in this challenging time.

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Online Bible Studies – Pastor Bill and Pastor Ben have been offering online Bible studies to help you grow in your faith during this challenging time. Pastor Bill has been leading a study on anxiety on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Pastor Ben’s studies on Matthew have wrapped up, but he’ll be starting up another study after Easter. To learn more about these studies and get involved, go to votl.life/online-bible-studies.

Easter at Victory Online – It’s hard to believe, but Easter is coming in a little over one week. It might look a little different this year, but we’ve still got a reason to celebrate. Jesus is alive, so hope lives! Join us for Easter at Victory, online at victoryofthelamb.com on Saturday, April 11 at 5:00pm and Sunday, April 12 at 9:00 & 10:30am. We encourage you to send an email or text to invite a friend or family member to watch with you. You can also use social media to invite people to Easter at Victory!

Holy Week Worship – In addition to our three online Easter services, we’ll offer a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30pm and a Good Friday service on Friday, April 10 at 6:30pm. You can join both of these services online at victoryofthelamb.com to prepare your heart for a celebration of the Resurrection!