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Victory News – October 16, 2020

Victory News – October 16, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Hi Friends,

What are some of your qualifications?

When a person is applying for a job, they need to be able to meet a list of qualifications. Some of those can be learned. But some of those qualifications need to be present on day one. And this doesn’t just apply to jobs. When I started running marathons, I didn’t start with the Boston Marathon. In fact, I had to qualify for the Boston Marathon to be allowed to run in the race.

Are you qualified to be an evangelist? I know some of you are saying “no.” And I know some of you are saying “yes,” but you are actually hoping the answer is “no” so you don’t have to go. We’ll talk more about that this weekend.

But I don’t want to hold you in suspense. If you have ever sinned and been forgiven by Jesus, and you have, you have all the qualifications you need. You’re the perfect person to reach today’s people with Christ’s victory!

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,

Pastor Bill

CURRENT SERIES – PATH TO VICTORY

ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Ben helped us understand how we can grow in faith. We can commit to daily meditation on God’s Word by using tools such as devotion series, reading plans, and videos on Scriptures. Click here to read or watch this message.

Coming Up This Weekend – This weekend,  Pastor Bill wraps up the series with a message about how we’re called to GO and make disciples. 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. 

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

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 will be providing you with a four-session course on how you can use your own story and digital tools to share Jesus with your community. This will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, starting with an introductory video at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 20. Learn more about this opportunity in worship this weekend.

Awake and Alive – Awake and Alive exists to inspire hope in young adults through encouraging, Christian community. They are hosting free online gatherings for young adults find community and inspiration. The next opportunity is coming up on October 25 at 6:30pm. In this Zoom gathering, guest speaker Amber Albee Swenson will be leading young adults to change the narrative in their own heads and focus on Christ. Go to https://awakealive.com/ to learn more and register for this event.

VICTORY NEWS

Victory Apparel – Get some Christmas shopping done and show your Victory pride! You can order your Victory apparel now through October 25. Shirts, hoodies, and beanies are available in a variety of designs and colors. Click here to place your order through Ideal Logos. Orders should arrive mid-November.

Support Victory with Amazon Smile – Whether you shop on Amazon with your phone app or on your computer, you can support Victory! The Amazon Smile program allows you to designate funds from part of your purchases to nonprofits like Victory. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started. You can choose “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity and support Victory while you shop!

This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read 2 Chronicles 25-36 and Matthew 1-8. Supporting videos for this week included The Story of the Bible, Overview: Matthew (Part 1), and Agape. Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.