I want lots of things:
- summer to last a little longer;
- something to eat;
- the College Football season to start;
- new clothes.
We all have wants. Every human being comes into the world needing to feel loved. Often, young people will act out when they are feeling insecure or unloved. They want someone to notice them. They want to be wanted.
I have good news. You are WANTED by God. And that is true for everyone. No exceptions. Not because of our sin so he can punish us, but despite of our sin so he can show us grace.
No matter who you are, God wants you! He wants to fill you up with his love, have joy to the full, and your life to be complete. Knowing you are wanted by God will change your whole perspective on life.
God our Savior . . . wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). God wants you, and God wants your enemies. No exceptions.
Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am in person or online.
Sharing Christ’s love and victory,
CURRENT SERIES – WANTED
ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Matt joined us to share about his work and how everyone is welcome at the table of God. Pastor Matt’s message is available to read or to listen to on your favorite podcasting app, but for security reasons we could not post video of him preaching the message. Click here to read last Sunday’s message and to view a recap of the message from Pastor Bill and Pastor Ben.
Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Bill will kick off our new series, Wanted, with a message entitled, “No Way”. Like Jonah, we’re tempted to think that some people (including ourselves) are beyond saving. But God loves and saves us all through Jesus. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.
We’re Hiring! – Victory is currently looking to fill two positions: Office Manager and Financial Manager. Both positions are 10-15 hours per week and can be combined for qualified applicants. Click here for the Office Manager position description, and click here for the Financial Manager position description. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Guenther, Leadership Team President, by August 18. Interviews will occur the week of August 25.
Stay Connected on Social Media – Find out what’s going on at Victory and grow your faith… connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily encouragement and fun. Make sure to join our Victory Online Community, a Facebook group where you can get insider information and resources. And, subscribe to the Victory Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play.
Men’s Mentoring Group – Men: have you ever struggled to have it all? It can get overwhelming to try to build a relationship with your family, have a successful career, find your place at church, and strengthen your faith in Jesus… all at the same time. That’s why Pastor Ben is starting a Men’s Mentoring Group. The informational sessions for this group is on Sunday, August 18 or Monday, August 19 at 6:30pm each night. No obligation to participate, but RSVP is required. Click here to learn more and RSVP.
Grace and Purpose Book Study – Join Pastor Ben for a two-night study on his new book, God’s Grace and Your Purpose, happening on August 21 and 28. The study will meet from 6:30-8:00pm each night at the Ministry Center. For more information on the book study, click here. You can get a copy of his book through a donation to Time of Grace, or you can get a free copy from Victory next Sunday, August 18.
Women’s Leadership Conference – Grow your leadership skills alongside women leaders. Hosted by the Christian Women’s Leadership Circle at Wisconsin Lutheran College, the Women’s Leadership Conference will guide you to examine character, confidence, competence and commitment. This half-day conference is on Saturday, October 19 at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Learn more and register here.