The actor, Jim Carrey, said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” Carrey rose to fame in the mid-1990s, becoming one of the top-paid comedians in the world. But after all his success, he saw that it wasn’t the answer to life’s burning questions and didn’t give him lasting peace and happiness.
Maybe you are thinking, “Well, success and fame might not have worked for Carrey, but I still think it’s worth a try.” But time and time again, we see people who have reached the pinnacle of their field only to fall into a deep sadness.
This week we are looking at the last account in our Origins series, The Tower of Babel. In this story, we see that the people wanted fame and success. Yet, God did not give them what they wanted. In love, he confused their speech, and their tower crumbled to the ground.
In the same way, God might frustrate some of your plans and not give you everything you’ve wanted because he knows it’s not good for you. There is something even better than being famous and successful: You are known by God. He loves you and has plans for you in his kingdom.
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.
Sharing Christ’s Victory,
CURRENT SERIES: Origins
ICYMI: Pastor Bill continued the series with a message from Genesis 6-9. Not only are there individuals who are wicked, but we can see systems and institutions that conspire together in their corruption. Because of Jesus, we learn what we can do to remain faithful to the Lord. Pastor Bill reviewed 3 keys things to focus on: instead of power there is servant hood, instead of wealth there is generosity, and instead of comfort there is sacrifice. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend: Pastor Ben wraps up the Origins series with a message in Genesis 11. We continue to make incredible advances in technology, which are allowing us to do some amazing things. We can communicate across the globe instantaneously and so much more. As we continue to grow, we can also fall into the trap of pride and arrogance. We feel like we are in control of everything. But our pride in our advances has not always created a more loving and connected society. We will explore where our pride in our own strength and advances can lead us and what we can do to be connected again. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Trunk or Treat: On Thursday, October 27 from 5:00-7:30pm, the Franklin Public Library will host a Trunk-Or-Treat. Victory will be hosting a train-themed trunk so be sure to stop by and say Hello! We are asking for donations of full-sized candy bars to pass out to the trick-or-treaters. You can learn more about this event, register, and sign up to donate by clicking here.
October 2022 Leadership Team Minutes: Click here to view the Leadership Team Minutes. If you have any questions, please email the leadership team.
Serving: Volunteers are an integral part of what we do at Victory of the Lamb and we need your help. We would love to help you discover the joy of serving in a ministry that fits your interests and talents. Click here to find your fit!