“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is good advice. It’s unwise to judge a person by their outward appearance. Although someone might not look impressive on the outside, you might find that they have an important story to tell. It’s wise to withhold judgment until you have a chance to get to know the person.
But what if, even after spending some time with them, you find out they still don’t have much to offer? Do you still acknowledge this person? Do you still welcome them and spend time with them?
Well, we might be tempted to devalue such a person, but in the Letter of James, he tells us not to discriminate. He wants us to see each person as a precious creation of God. Our Lord doesn’t want us to judge a “book” by its cover, nor does he want us to judge a “book” by what’s on the inside. Instead, we are to judge a “book” based on the Author.
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: Faith Works
ICYMI: Pastor Bill kicked off the new sermon series, Faith Works with a message in James 1. Everyone experiences times of testing and suffering. The book of James teaches us that challenges can be good because they result in greater maturity and a stronger faith. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend: Pastor Ben continues the series with a message in James 2. It is common to categorize people based on their finances or influence. We might evaluate what such people can do for us. James 2 teaches us to put our faith in to action and love others without showing favoritism. All people were made by God and Jesus died for them all, therefore we ought not play favorites. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Jingle Jam: Registration for Jingle Jam opens November 1, be sure to register you and your family for this fun, family-friendly night at Victory! Click here to learn more, sign up to volunteer, or register.
Jesus Jamz: Friday, November 11 from 6:30-8pm, Victory will host Jesus Jamz at the Ministry Center. Jesus Jamz is open to all vocalists and instrumentalists who would like to come make music with the worship team. It is also an opportunity to get more comfortable on stage and leading worship. Learn more or register by clicking here!
Food Drive: Get ready for the season of giving by helping us fight hunger in our community! Victory is collecting canned goods and toiletries at the Ministry Center to benefit the Muskego Food Pantry. You have the opportunity to make a difference. Learn more by clicking here.
Trunk or Treat: Trunk or Treat was a hit! We loved participating in this event with our community, meeting community members, and seeing some familiar faces too. A huge thank you to the volunteers and donors who made this event possible. You can head over to Facebook or Instagram to see some highlights from them event.
Amazon Smile: Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app this holiday season, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app