Road signs don’t seem that important… until they are. When Jacky and I were on our intern year, we lived in Vassar, Michigan. After the Christmas Day service, we hopped in our car and began our trip back to Milwaukee to spend the holiday with her family.
It was an uneventful trip, except that I missed the sign for I-94 West. I found I-94 but not I-94 West. We were going east instead of west. So even though we wanted to go to Milwaukee, we were heading for Detroit. My first hint was I saw a mileage sign telling me how many miles we were from Detroit. My second hint was the next mileage sign that enlightened me to the fact that we were now closer to Detroit than before.
Have you ever missed a road sign? Or maybe missed a sign from a loved one? This weekend as we open God’s Word, we are going to see God give us an unmistakable sign and an amazing gift!
I look forward to worshiping with you this weekend at the Ministry Center or online Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am.
Sharing Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Frosty Bivens kicked off the new series Light in the Darkness with a message about how much we need the light of Christ in our lives. Click here to read or watch this message.
Coming Up This Weekend – This weekend, Pastor Bill continues the series with a message about how we know that God promises to send us the light of Christ. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can join in for these services in person or online.
Christmas for the Community – We’re collecting toys for the Friends of Jesus Toy Drive, and we’re also collecting canned goods for MobilizeMKE’s 12 Days of Christmas initiative. You can drop off wrapped toys, as well as pick up and return food drive boxes through THIS WEEKEND. Learn more about both of these options by clicking here.
A Christmas Gift for YOU – We want to help your Christmas worship experience be full of light and joy. For those attending Christmas Eve worship online, you can pick up your Christmas gift from Victory on Sunday, December 20 between 2:00 and 4:00pm. This will be a contactless, drive-thru pick-up. This opportunity is open to people of all ages!
Benefits of Giving in 2020 – We give to support Victory and other charitable organizations because Christ’s love compels us to do so (2 Cor. 5:14). This year, there have also been adjustments to tax laws which makes charitable giving beneficial for those who give. Individuals who do not itemize their deductions can reduce their taxable income by up to $300 when they make cash gifts to qualified charities such as Victory of the Lamb. Individuals who do itemize also can see increased benefits on their taxes for charitable giving. We encourage you, if you are able, to make a year-end donation to Victory to support our mission to reach today’s people with Christ’s victory. Thank you for your generosity.
LINKED Matching Gift Opportunity – LINKED is our campaign to link with Christ, our community, and one another. This campaign goes through next year. To encourage new or increased giving for this campaign, an anonymous donor has offered to match new pledges and gifts during the month of December up to $12,500. You can get involved in LINKED and learn more by clicking here.
Christmas at Victory – There is light in the darkness. That light is Jesus. Join us for Christmas at Victory as we celebrate the light of Christ in our lives and our world. This worship experience will be available in-person and online on Christmas Eve at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00pm. Click here to reserve your seats.
This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Acts 27-28, Romans 1-16, and 1 Corinthians 1-4. Supporting videos for this week included Overview: Romans Part 1, Overview: Romans Part 2, and Overview: 1 Corinthians. Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.