One of the greatest blessings of the pandemic is that we have been able to spend more time together as a family. More board games. More family dinners. More living room wrestling matches. But one of the greatest challenges of the pandemic is that we have had to spend more time together. More opportunities to hurt each other’s feelings. More opportunities to be misunderstood. More time breaking up fights between siblings.
That’s why one of the most important spiritual practices that we all need to learn is forgiveness. If we don’t learn to forgive one another, none of us are going to make it through this. Forgiveness is one of the hardest things that we will have to do. But it is also one of the most important. The good news is God gives us both the desire and the ability to forgive.
This weekend, we will look at Jesus’ most extensive teaching on forgiveness. His Word to us will not only be extremely practical, but it is also deeply spiritual. We will find that practicing forgiveness towards others is one of the best ways to reawaken our relationship with God.
Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – RENEWED
ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Bill continued the series with a message about how your faith and feelings intersect. Feelings change, but our faith is founded on the infallible, certain, life-changing, authoritative Word of God. Click here to read or watch this message.
Coming Up This Weekend – This weekend, Pastor Ben will share a message about forgiveness. Forgiving someone doesn’t mean we’ll feel instant joy or relief. But it does mean we’re taking the right steps to walk toward healing and renewal. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can join in these services at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.
Women’s Gathering – On Friday, January 22 at 6:30pm, Victory will host a Women’s Gathering with a presentation called “God’s Way to Grow a Life You Love”. Speaker Gina Grove will guide you to explore practical techniques you can try to move into a place of hope as a parent, employee, family member, or friend. Go to votl.life/women to reserve your seat for this event.
Victory Kids: Reopening THIS Sunday! – We’re excited to announce that Victory Kids will reopen next weekend for children birth through 5th grade! This will be offered during the 9:00am services on Sunday mornings. Reservations will be required; click here to reserve spots for your children.
LINKED Update – In December 2020, we announced the Matching Gift Challenge. An anonymous donor offered to match new and increased gifts to the LINKED campaign up to $12,500. We’re excited to announce that new givers committed $16,850 to LINKED during December 2020. You can learn more about LINKED and get involved by clicking here.
Victory on YouTube – We’ve made some updates to our YouTube channel to make it easier for you to gather for worship and grow in your faith. Click here to check out our channel and subscribe.