We all have said things we wish we could take back. But unfortunately, words are like toothpaste squeezed out of a tube; once they come out of your mouth, you can’t put them back in. In other words, we can’t take back what we have said. Our comments have already made their impact, and there is nothing we can do about it.
That’s why we need to hear what God’s Word will say to us this weekend. We are continuing our sermon series through the Letter of James. This weekend we will look at James chapter three, which focuses on the power of our tongues. We need to know our tongues have the power to give life and build up, but also the power to kill and destroy. But more than anything we need to know that we are forgiven and loved by Jesus, even in spite of the mess we have made with our mouths.
You’re invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can worship at the Ministry Center, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.
Sharing Christ’s Victory,
CURRENT SERIES: Faith Works
ICYMI: Pastor Bill continued the series with a message about faith and works. Because of our faith is Jesus, we are led to do good works. But you can’t do it all, only Jesus could. Use the special gifts and talents that God has given you to help others. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend: Pastor Ben continues the series with a message from James 3. Our tongue is one of the smallest parts of our bodies, and yet it can cause the most trouble. The first two chapters of James teach us about growth through trials, putting knowledge into action, and letting go of worldly biases. James 3 adds another level to understanding Christian maturity as it teaches us the importance of speaking wisely with our words. Our words ought to flow from faith. Out of the same mouth should not come praising and cursing. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at the Ministry Center, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Jingle Jam: We are looking for volunteers to help us put on Jingle Jam, a fun, free, family event for our members and community. You have the opportunity to bring JOY this holiday season! Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Decorate for Christmas: Only 44 more days until Christmas! We are looking for volunteers to help us decorate the Ministry Center for the Christmas Season on Nov. 20 at 11:45am. There will be festive tunes and pizza! If you are willing and able to help, please click here to register.
Thanksgiving Eve Service: We will be hosting a pie social for the Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service on 11/23 at 6:30pm. You can learn more or sign up to donate pies/volunteer by clicking here.
Food Drive: Bring your donations to church this Sunday! Get ready for the season of giving by helping us fight hunger in our community! You have the opportunity to make a difference. Learn more by clicking here.
Thank You Veterans: Thank you for your service to this country. Your bravery, sacrifice, and strength do not go unnoticed, and we will always be indebted to you and your family for all that you have given to the country. Take time to show gratitude to and pray for our veterans.
Ministry Expansion Project: Did you miss the exciting announcement? We have two anonymous donors that have offered a MATCH OPPORTUNITY, the first of $7,500 and the second of $2,500 for a total of $10,000 in matching for all donations now until Nov. 30. This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference and double your impact. You can learn more or make a special gift by clicking here.
Amazon Smile: Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app this holiday season, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app