I would like to give you some homework before Sunday’s worship service: Watch the movie Inside Out. If you have seen it already, consider watching it again. What I love about this movie is that it teaches that all our emotions have a purpose.
From a Christian perspective, we would say that all our emotions are gifts from God. Our emotions help us respond to and process our experiences. If we are emotionally healthy, each emotion helps us live richer, more fulfilling, and fruitful lives. If we are emotionally unhealthy, those emotions can cause unnecessary havoc and lead to painful consequences.
The most egregious offender is the emotion “anger”. Anger has a way of multiplying our problems. When we are angry, we might be tempted to yell, intimidate, manipulate, or even physically harm those we care about. (It’s no surprise that the character Anger in Inside Out is a red, volatile character.)
That’s why, this Sunday, we are going to talk about anger. In this sermon, we will look at the story of Moses and how his anger kept him from entering the Promised Land. We will also see how our anger, when used properly can be a blessing to God’s people as we follow the prompting of God’s Holy Spirit.
Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES: EMOTIONS
ICYMI – Pastor Bill shared a special Mother’s Day message about anxiety. When your to-do list seems never-ending and the weight of the world weighs on you… remember who God says you are, what He says He will do, God has defeated Satan and that God will give you His strength. To read and watch the message, click here. You can also view an interview about joy with counselor Karen Fischer by clicking here.
Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Ben continues the series with a message about the consequences of anger. Anger leads us to lose blessings. When we lose our tempers, we often lose a whole lot more. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Jesus Jamz – Today, May 13, Victory will host Jesus Jamz at the Ministry Center from 6:30-8:30pm. Jesus Jamz is open to all vocalists and instrumentalists who would like to come make music with the worship team. No RSVP needed! For more information, email our music coordinator Annie.
Teen Worship + Praise Night – Victory is hosting the Next Gen group for a night of worship, a message, games, community, and more on June 2 from 6:30-8:30pm. This event is open to all middle and high school students to get the next generation get excited about Jesus. This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to learn more and register for this event.
Tuition Assistance – This is the LAST weekend that Victory will accept applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2022-2023 school year. This fund supports families who opt for Christian education and send their children to area WELS schools. To learn more, read the guidelines, and download an application, click here. Applications are due THIS SUNDAY, May 15, 2022.
Community Concert Save the Date – Mark your calendars for this year’s Community Concert! On Saturday, July 16, we’ll be welcoming the community to Victory for a free concert by The Playlist, where we’ll have food trucks and fun for the whole family! We’ll have opportunities for you to volunteer for this event, starting in June.