Victory News – #BecauseofJesus

Victory News – #BecauseofJesus

Dear Friends,

Isn’t God amazing! His generosity knows no bounds. King David said in Psalm 23 the same thing that most of us can say when we look inside our refrigerators and cupboards, “my cups overflows.” Isn’t God amazing! The generosity of his grace and mercy knows no bounds. The book of Isaiah shares this truth about God and our relationship with God, “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isn’t God amazing! His love and blessing move us to love and bless others with the love and blessings that we have received from him! #BecauseofJesus

On Thanksgiving Eve our worshiping families were given the offering! Some received $5, some $10, some $20, some $50 and some $100 so they might meet a need or bless someone! #BecauseofJesus  For those of you who were able to be at worship on Thanksgiving Eve, how’s it going? Remember: be creative, have fun, work together if you like, and don’t worry about doing the “perfect thing.” Just meet a need or bless someone with love and joy. It will be all good! Remember to share your story with us on social media using the hashtag #BecauseofJesus or email me or Pastor Ben. If you would like to see the Thanksgiving Eve message again or share it, here it is.

Last Sunday’s message by Pastor Ben rocked! Lumosity + Generosity x Jesus  In the message Pastor Ben encouraged us to use our brains wisely so that we can be the best possible stewards of all the resources God gives us. We can then be as generous as possible with those resources to advance the cause of Christ and the gospel.

Pastor Ben will be “wrapping up” our Generosity series this Sunday with account about a widow who didn’t have much but gave it all.  Generosity is exciting because you don’t have to have a lot to be generous. Generosity is a matter of the heart moved by God’s love! See you Sunday morning at 8:30 or 10:15 at Victory. If you are out of town be sure to join us online.

Pastor Ben’s Call – On  November 17, Pastor Ben received a call to serve as the Lead (English speaking) Pastor to Divine Savior, in Doral, FL. Receiving a Call is a blessing from God because it allows a person to consider their present field of ministry and a potential field of work! But it is also a time of great inner struggle, of ups and downs, and wrestling with God. Keep Pastor Ben and his family, our Victory of the Lamb family, and the Divine Savior family in your prayers as Pastor Ben deliberates his two calls (ours and the one to Divine Savior).

Feel free to encourage Pastor Ben with how you have witnessed God working through him and his family here at Victory of the Lamb! Editor’s note: I am praying that God will lead him to stay and continue to grow our Savior’s ministry here in Franklin with great joy! 🙂

Christmas Shopping with Amazon Smile – Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3012729 and Amazon donates to Victory Of The Lamb.

Christmas Decorating –  If you would like to help decorate the sanctuary and lobby for the Christmas season, join us after the 2nd service on Sunday, Nov 26. You could also help on Monday, Nov 27 anytime between 4-8pm. We could really use some muscle for the Sunday time slot. Even if you can spare only an hour or two, it will go along way!

Christmas For Kids – Saturday Dec 9, 11:30am-3pm. Drop your kids off to experience the Bethlehem Marketplace while you catch up on your holiday to-do list. Please let your friends know too! This free and fun event is open to kids ages 3-11. Kids are invited to join us the next day at 10:15am to sing their song during the service. Go to the website to register kids or to sign up to help.

Christmas Toy Outreach – We are partnering with the Friends of Jesus organization again this year to provide toys to needy children in the Milwaukee area. New, wrapped toys can be dropped off in designated bins in the lobby by Dec. 10. Pick up an information sheet with specific details in the Welcome area and sign-up to bring a toy through our needs list.

Operation Jesus Cares – Dec 19 Once again we will partner with Christ St. Peters School in Milwaukee for assembly and delivery of care packages. This is our opportunity to have a positive impact on a struggling community. You can help provide items for the care packages by donating online. Volunteers are needed on Dec 19 at the school from 8am-12:30pm. To volunteer, sign-up online. Visit the website for more information.


Pastor Bill