Here’s a tale with a truth. There were two men sitting in nice chairs waiting just outside the pearly gates. One man had a suitcase and a large bag. The other man just waited patiently.
The one with suitcase and the large bag began to show the other man what was inside his bags. He pulled out diplomas, letters of accommodation, letters of recommendation, pictures of his children, pictures of the beautiful homes he lived in, and bank statements and other financials from a stock market portfolio. There were also medals and trophies. There was all this stuff to proclaim how great and successful he is. He figured he was a shoo-in because of all his accomplishments and goodness. He asked the other person, “What do you have?”
The other man said, “Nothing . .. but Jesus.”
The apostle Paul wrote, Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:31). What are you boasting in?
This weekend we are going to be talking about pride as we continue our series, David, the (im)Perfect King.
Hope to see you for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am, in person or online. Feel free to invite a family member or friend to join you. You can worship at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.
Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – David: The (im)Perfect King
ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Forrest (Frosty) Bivens helped us understand what God expects from parents. God doesn’t hold parents responsible for their children’s actions, but he does hold them responsible for what they teach their children. God desires mercy, not sacrifice. You can click here to read and watch this message.
Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Bill will share a message about pride and our faith. Pride is the root cause of our sins. When we let pride get the best of us, we take credit for what God is doing in our lives. Join us for worship on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory on our live stream site or our YouTube channel.
Classic Car Show is TOMORROW – Victory will host a Classic Car Show, a free family-friendly event for the community, THIS SATURDAY from 10:00am-1:00pm. We’ll have free food, classic cars, and fun for the whole family. You can click here for more details about this event. Bring a friend and stop by to check out some great cars!
A Case for Christianity Course – C. S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity has become one of the most influential Christian books of the last century. As a former atheist, he engages our doubts with empathy and patience. For the next Victory University course, Pastor Ben will lead a four-week book study on Mere Christianity, starting September 15. You can click here to learn more about the course and register.
Call Returned – After many prayers and conversations, Pastor Bill has returned the Call to St. Matthew’s and will remain a pastor at Victory of the Lamb. He is thankful for your prayers, support, words of encouragement, and love throughout his deliberation! Please continue to pray for St. Matthew’s in Benton Harbor, MI as they work to fill the vacant pastoral position at their church.