Can we talk about the “elephant (or donkey) in the room”? I know many of us are thinking about the upcoming election. We’re concerned about what the country will look like if “our candidate” doesn’t win (whoever that candidate might be). Certainly, our world will look different depending on who wins the election. But do our concerns need to cripple us?
This weekend we are starting a new series called United: In Jesus We Trust. In this series, we will walk through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, which is a beautiful letter that Paul wrote from prison.
Although the Roman government imprisoned him for his faith, Paul is still filled with joy and hope. You see, Paul lived by faith, not by sight. By faith, he believed that Jesus was the exalted king over all kings, presidents, and governments. He remained hopeful in God’s plans for his life. He looked forward to the day when King Jesus would return to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ (Ephesians 1:10).
Here is the good news. While there’s a lot at stake in this election, you don’t need to let what you see destroy you. You can walk by faith in the risen and exalted Lord Jesus. Let’s come together to worship 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 wrapped up the series with a message about how we’re called to GO and make disciples. Click here to read or watch this message.
Coming Up This Weekend – This weekend, Pastor Ben starts our new series United: In Jesus We Trust. Paul tells us that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, ruling over all things for the good of the Church. He did this to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 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 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 this Tuesday at 6:30pm. Learn more about this opportunity in worship this weekend.
Coping with Grief and Loss – Coming up on Tuesday, November 2 at 6:30pm, the Parenting Support series continues with a presentation on coping with grief and loss. Counselor John Schuetze from Christian Family Solutions will provide some strategies and suggestions for how to handle your own grief and support others who have experienced a loss. Click here to learn more and find out how you can view this in-person and online.
Victory Apparel – Get some Christmas shopping done and show your Victory pride! You can order your Victory apparel now through THIS Sunday, 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.
Opt Into Worship Updates Texts – If you have not already done so, we encourage you to sign up for worship updates via text, we encourage you to opt in! You can text the word VICTORY to 94000 to let us know you want a text if service times change, we go online-only, or when service information is released for special worship services.
This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Matthew 9-23. Supporting videos for this week included Chara, Overview: Matthew (Part 2), and Yakhal. Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.