This week I will be answering the question: What does God say about divorce? In preparation for this message, I reached out to several people inside and outside our congregation who have gone through a divorce.
And there was one common thread in all the responses: shame. It didn’t matter who was primarily at fault in the divorce, both parties felt shame and a sense of failure.
Because of your responses, I want to change my focus. I don’t just want to answer the question “What does God say about divorce?”. Instead, I want to answer the question: “What does God think about divorced people?”
I want to address the feelings of loss, regret, guilt, and hopelessness. And the good news is, Jesus himself speaks directly to a divorced person suffering with these feelings.
If you are willing, I would be interested in hearing your story as well. Maybe you or someone you know has gone through a divorce. Obviously, I will keep your name and the details of your story confidential. You can reply to this email or call me at 414-380-2090.
You’re invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can worship at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.
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ICYMI – Guest Pastor Bob Johannes continued the series discussing the topic and questions around sin and where sin came from. To answer the most common questions about the origin of sin, we dove into the book of Revelations to see how and why sin has been defeated. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Ben will be answering your questions about divorce. Marriages are tricky relationships because of our sinful nature. We’ll read and study Jesus’ explanation of marriage and why God allowed Moses to permit divorce by diving into Matthew 19:1-9. You can join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Community Concert: You’re Invited – Victory is hosting a fun, family-friendly Community Concert with The Playlist on Saturday, July 16 from 5:00-9:00pm and we want to invite YOU. We encourage you to stop by to grab a bite to eat from our tasty food trucks, bounce in the bounce house, and jam out to music from The Playlist. To learn more, click here.
Blood Drive – We are excited to continue our partnership with Versiti. We will be hosting our next blood drive on July 27 from 2:30-6:30pm at the ministry center. You can click here to learn more and to sign up. Just one donation could save 3 lives!
Franklin Civic Celebration – Thank you to all of those who volunteered at the Franklin Civic Celebration on July 4. We had a fun group of smiling faces who handed out water bottles to parade participants and spectators. Participating in community events like the parade provides incredible opportunities for Victory to make a difference in our community.