Hello Friends –
Have you heard the phrase, “God will never give you more than you can handle”? I don’t mean to shock you, but that is not a Biblical statement. It is not a true statement. There are tons of things that you and I can’t handle. They are just too big for us. When we buy into this statement, our circumstances can leave us confused, frustrated, and angry with God. Some have even walked away from God. The truth is that God may very well allow something bigger to happen than we can handle in our lives. Not because he is cruel or heartless, but so we can stop relying on our strength, our wisdom, our understanding and learn to depend on Him.
All of us, whether we want to admit it, have issues with control. We are trying to be god in our own lives, and we just aren’t up to the task. God is bigger than our greatest fears; He is more powerful than our greatest enemies, and He can outlast our greatest frustrations. And although we don’t know how the story ends, God does. Remember this: God took a blood-stained cross and turned it into an empty tomb. And we know that if He can do that, then He has in His hands and won’t ever let go of us. Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
Sharing Christ’s Victory,
CURRENT SERIES – UNSHAKEABLE
ICYMI – Last weekend, we continued our sermons series Unshakeable with a message about God’s forgiveness. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can rejoice and celebrate our spiritual independence. Click here to view this message.
Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Brian Doebler will continue our Unshakeable sermon series with a message about how our faith only grows as God sends us through both good and bad. Join us at 8:30 or 10:15am at church or online.
Summer Bible Study – Habakkuk had some tough questions for God, and asked God for some answers. He didn’t like God’s answers at first, but he later learned to love them. We will learn to love God’s answers too as we study the Book of Habakkuk. This series, which starts on Wednesday, July 11 from 6:30-7:30pm, will be led by Prof. Forrest (Frosty) Bivens. No RSVP needed; join us as you are able. Visit our Events page for more information about this Bible study.
Back to School, Back to Church – Starting in September, Victory of the Lamb will strive to get all who attend our worship services connected throughout the week with one another and with the community. We will have opportunities to join small groups, engage in serving at Victory of the Lamb, and partner with area organizations like Country Dale Elementary to serve people in our community. Stay tuned for more information about these “back to school, back to church” opportunities!
Leadership Team Update – The minutes from the June Leadership Team meeting are now available. Click here to view the update.
Parsonage Work – Work is still underway at the parsonage located at 7707 W. Plainsview Drive in Franklin. Currently, we are in need of painters and gardeners to make the place look great. If you are able to give an hour or two at any point in the next week, please send an email and you will get set up to help out. Thank you to all the volunteers who have given time and talents so far.
Brewers Game – Join Victory of the Lamb for a Brewers outing on Friday, August 3 at Miller Park. Tailgating (optional) starts at 4:30pm in the Yount parking lot. The game starts at 7:10pm. Buy your tickets for the game and parking passes now online through July 9 (CLICK HERE). Tickets are $12 each for ages 3 and up, and you can also buy your parking pass early for a reduced rate of $13.
Victory of the Lamb Apparel – If you are interested in purchasing Victory of the Lamb shirts, this is your opportunity! Click here to view and purchase shirts. We have t-shirts in youth and adult sizes (designed by Naomi Paper Co.), polo shirts for men and women, and button-up shirts for men. The online store closes on July 26, and all items will be available for pick-up at the Ministry Center approximately 2 weeks after that.
Franklin Civic Celebration Parade – A huge shout-out to our teen band, float drivers, and walkers who joined us for the Franklin Civic Celebration Parade on July 4. We handed out almost 10,000 pieces of candy and 5,000 wristbands to members of the Franklin community. Check out our Facebook page for pictures from the parade, and look around your neighborhood for people wearing their patriotic Victory of the Lamb wristbands from the parade.