Victory News – October 26, 2018

Victory News – October 26, 2018


Dear Friends,

The Packers and Rams play this weekend. By now, Aaron Rodgers and the team have spent a lot of time studying their play book. Just makes sense, right?

As people of God, it just makes sense that you and I would study God’s play book, the Bible, so that we can learn from it and apply it in our lives. God’s Word will remodel, reshape, replace, and rejuvenate you.

We all have different likes, different needs and are in different seasons in life. Some of us like history – the Passover/Lord’s Supper; others like music – rejoice over us in singing; some like math – God has taken away the sins of the whole world.

The more you and I learn from God – that is read, meditate, memorize God’s Word, the more peace and joy we will have in our day-to-day lives. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Colossians 3:12).

Sharing Christ’s victory,

Pastor Bill

CURRENT SERIES – Imitating God: Living Generously

ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Bill wrapped up our Family Matters series with a message all about sibling rivalries: the good, the bad, and the Biblical. Click here to view this message.

Coming Up This Sunday –  Pastor Bill will launch our new sermon series, Imitating God: Living Generously. This week’s message will be all about God’s absurd generosity to us. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.


Call Update – Last week, the Leadership Team called Pastor Dustin Blumer of Amazing Love (Frankfort, IL) to be our associate pastor. Click here to view the letter indicating his receipt of the call. Please keep Pastor Dustin, his family, Amazing Love, and our congregation in your prayers as he deliberates his call.

Christmas at Victory – Victory of the Lamb will celebrate Christmas throughout the month of December. We’ll offer several events to support our community and help you and your families prepare for Christmas. There is a blood drive on December 5, a Drop & Shop event on December 8, and a toy drive in early December. The Victory Kids Christmas program is on Sunday, December 16 during second service. We will also offer worship opportunities on Christmas Eve at 2:00 and 4:00pm, and on Christmas Day at 9:00am. Please stay connected to us via social media and on votl.life to get updates on these opportunities.


Amazon Smile Promotion – If you plan to do some Christmas shopping through Amazon, we encourage you to get it done early! From October 29 through November 2, Amazon Smile will increase its donation to registered organizations on qualified purchases. To support Victory of the Lamb with your Amazon purchases, go to smile.amazon.com. Then, select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity. Thanks for supporting our mission, and happy shopping!

October Bible Study – Victory of the Lamb will wrap up the October Bible Study series called, “Why Am I Here” this coming Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm.  The course will focus on the search of King Solomon when God guided him to ask important questions and provide necessary answers to everyone wrestling with the same basic issues today.  Professor Forrest “Frosty” Bivens will lead this interactive study. No RSVP needed.

Christian Leadership Experience – On March 15 and 16, the Antioch Foundation will host the Christian Leadership Experience conference in LaCrosse, WI. The Christian Leadership Experience will inspire leaders to guide their churches and families forward in faith. Click here for more information and to register for this event.