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Victory News – July 9, 2021

Victory News – July 9, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Hi Friends,

This weekend starts a new sermon series based on the life of David. David is one of the most important characters in the story of our salvation. Even before he was king, David defeated Israel’s great enemy, Goliath. He virtuously stood up to King Saul’s threats. He wrote many of Israel’s most famous prayers in the book of Psalms. And, as king, he funded the building of Solomon’s Temple.

Yet, what the Lord valued most in David was not his accomplishments, but his heart. The Lord said that humans look at what’s on the outside, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). In the same way, the Lord wants us to put a greater value on cultivating a pure heart, both for ourselves and for the leaders that we follow. Our accomplishments will fade like the flowers of the field. What really matters is what goes on in our hearts.

One way to cultivate a new heart is to attend worship with your Victory Family. In worship, we receive the heart-changing message of God’s love in the Word and in the Lord’s Supper. With that in mind, I hope to see you for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am.  Feel free to invite a family member or friend to join you. You can worship at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.  

Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,

Pastor Ben

CURRENT SERIES – David: The (im)Perfect King

ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Bob Johannes shared a message about the intersection between the earthly and Heavenly kingdoms, and what that looks like in how we view our country and faith. You can click here to read and watch this message.

Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Ben kicks off a new series on King David with a message about God’s wisdom and guidance. Like David, you can have confidence that God knows where you are. Know that God is working in your life, using you to fulfill His good and perfect plan. Join us for worship on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory on our live stream site or our YouTube channel.

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Versiti Blood Drive – Save a life… donate blood! Victory will partner with Versiti for a Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 28 from 2:30pm-6:30pm. Click here to reserve your spot to donate. As an added bonus, all attempting donors will receive a digital ticket to Summerfest and a coupon for Papa Murphy’s.

VICTORY NEWS

Victory Kids Memorial Gift – Starting this weekend, children who attend Victory Kids will be receiving the gift of a Bible. These were purchased with money given in memory of Liz Scheel, our former Victory Kids Director. If you have children, make sure to stop by the Victory Kids wing at some point this month during worship.

Community Concert with the Playlist – On August 14 from 5:30-9:00pm, Victory will host a Community Concert at the Ministry Center. This will be a free opportunity for you and our community to celebrate summer, enjoy family time, and have fun! The Playlist (the band in which Annie & Dave Buege play) will be there, as well as food trucks for you to purchase some dinner. Next week, we’ll be sending out information on how you can serve at this event.

SAVE THE DATE: Classic Car Show – Mark your calendars for our second Classic Car Show! Victory will host this free family-friendly event for the community on Saturday, August 28 from 10:00am-1:00pm. We’ll have free food, classic cars, and fun for the whole family. We’ll have information soon on how you can bring your classic car to the event and how you can get involved.

VICTORY STORIES

Franklin Civic Celebration Parade – Last Sunday, over a dozen Victory community members came out to the Franklin Civic Celebration parade to help hand out water to the parade participants. In 90+ degree weather, you can be sure they were grateful for the hydration! You can check out pictures on our Facebook page. Thank you to all of you who donated water, helped get water to the parade, and handed out water!