The recent election is just one more thing to add to the year of uncertainty. At the time of my writing this post, we still don’t know who will be our next president. This has led some of us to a new level of anxiety and fear.
Although we don’t know who is going to be our president and what all the implications of that might be, we do know who is in charge. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he says that the Father has seated Jesus at his right hand, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way (Ephesians 1:21-23).
When we remember that Jesus reigns over all kingdoms and nations, we experience a sense of peace and hope. Not only that, but this message has the power to unify us all together as one people, united under Christ.
That’s why it’s so important that we worship together each week, in-person or online. Worship is a testimony to Jesus’ authority and our unity in him.
I look forward to worshiping with you this weekend in person or online this Saturday at 5:00pm or Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am.
Sharing Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – UNITED: IN JESUS WE TRUST
ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Bill continued the series with a message about how we’re united in our humanity. Christ came to remove the barriers we have established and make us all one. In Christ, we all become the one household of God in which God dwells with his Spirit. Click here to read or watch this message.
Coming Up This Weekend – This weekend, Pastor Ben continues the series with a message about the power of prayer. We ask God to help us all grasp the height, depth, length, and width of his love so that we can grow even closer to God and one another. Join us on Saturday at 5:00pm or Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can join in for these services in person or online.
Sharing Jesus with Your Digital Community – Jesus calls us to go and make disciples. But many of us don’t feel equipped to share Jesus, even though we’re living at a time where it’s easier than ever before. Victory is sharing a four-session course on how you can use digital tools to share Jesus with your community. This will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, continue this Tuesday at 6:30pm with Part 3: Sharing Jesus’ Story.
Christian Family Solutions Impact Event – Mark your calendars now for Christian Family Solutions first ever virtual impact event! Connect with Christian Family Solutions for one hour online on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm. Join us to learn about the many stories, programs, and opportunities God is providing, enabling us to make an impact through Christian mental health counseling services. Click here to learn more and register.
Awake and Alive – Awake and Alive is for young adults looking for community and Christian encouragement. Their next online event is coming up on November 15th at 6:30pm. You can learn more about this event and register by visiting their website.
Holiday Worship Services – We’ve got some extra worship opportunities coming up to help you and your family celebrate the holidays. On Wednesday, November 25, Victory will host Thanksgiving Eve worship service at 6:30pm. Additionally, Christmas at Victory will be on Thursday, December 24 at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00pm. All services will be streamed online. We plan to also host in-person worship services, for which seating reservations will be required. Make sure to text VICTORY to 94000 to sign up for text updates about our worship services.
This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Mark 10-16 and John 1-6. Supporting videos for this week included Gospel According to Mark and Overview: John (Part 1). Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.