Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. What was on your Christmas list when you were in elementary school? High school?
What does your Christmas list look like this year?
My guess is that as your lists between grade school and high school were different, so your list this year is considerably different than it was in back then.
But even though the lists are different, there is a connection – hope!
Hope in Jesus is not wishful thinking or optimism. Hope in Jesus is about trust and confidence. Hope is an eager expectation and anticipation of what is sure to come—an active, faith-infused waiting for. It is the resting of the human heart on God, with full trust that he will care for us and for our salvation and that he will give us the happiness he has promised.
If you want a gift that will not disappoint, hope in Jesus is the one!
This weekend we are beginning a new series, Christmas List. And the gift that we want to open is the gift of hope that truly only Jesus can bring
Sharing Christ’s Victory,
CURRENT SERIES: Christmas list
ICYMI: Pastor Ben wrapped up the series with a message from James 5. Every good and perfect gift comes from God, therefore, God wants us to call on him in prayer. We pray a prayer of thanksgiving in times of blessing, and we call out to God for help in times of trial. James 5 tells us that prayer that flows from faith is powerful and effective. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend: Pastor Bill kicks off the new sermon series, Christmas List. The series kicks off with a message about Hope. Hope has to do with trust and confidence. It is the resting of the human heart on God, with full trust that he will care for us and for our salvation and that he will give us the happiness he has promised. Hope is an eager expectation and anticipation of what is sure to come—an active, faith-infused waiting for God to fulfill that which he started by the power of the Holy Spirit. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at the Ministry Center, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Christmas at Victory: You’re invited to join us for Christmas at Victory! We will have worship available for you and your family, both in-person and online, on 12/23 at 6:30pm and 12/24 at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00pm. We encourage you to invite your loved ones to join us too! Find out more by clicking here.
Toy Drive: You have the opportunity to make a difference and bring JOY to a child this Christmas season. Bring a wrapped gift to the Ministry Center between now and December 11. To learn more, please click here.
Amazon Smile: Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app this holiday season, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app