Were you an accident or were you designed?
Can you think of a more important question? If life somehow just spontaneously appeared by random chance, then we have no purpose, we are accountable to no one, and life really has no meaning or purpose. But if we were created, then we were designed for a purpose. Then life does have meaning and we are accountable to that Creator.
If you are a Christian, you believe the latter. You believe that God created us for a reason. And we are accountable to him. And that is why we are going back to those origin stories at the beginning of the Bible to see how it all started and what is the meaning and purpose of our lives.
This week we are going to focus on the second page of the Bible, where God creates and designs the first two humans and joins them together in holy matrimony. As we study this text, we will see why marriage can be so challenging and bring so much pain. We will explore why, even though it is challenging, we want to uphold and even honor God’s gift of marriage.
Sharing Christ’s Victory,
CURRENT SERIES: Origins
ICYMI: Pastor Bill launched the new sermon series, Origins: A Study in Genesis. We learn from Genesis 1 that we are made and redeemed with love by God. When you wake up, take a look in the mirror and remember how you were made – with an amazing body and soul, in the image of God. When you see other people throughout the day, remember HOW they were made and WHO they were made by. Let the love that God has for you, motivate you to love and respect all people. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend: Pastor Ben continues the series with a lesson in Genesis 2 about the origin of relationships. God shows us how that first family came to be when he designed Adam and Eve to be married to one another. We live according to God’s good design when we make the same lifelong commitment to our spouse for the good of our families and the greater community. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Blood Drive: Our next Versiti blood drive is Wednesday, September 21 from 2:30-6:30pm at the ministry center. You can click here to learn more and to sign up. You have the opportunity to donate blood to save a life!
Jesus Jamz: Friday, September 23 from 6-8pm, 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. No RSVP needed! For more information, email our music coordinator Annie.
Parking Lot Gardening: The expanded parking lot is complete! We are looking for two teams to assist with planting on September 24. Team 1 will be 9am-12pm and Team 2 will be 12pm-4pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided. You have the opportunity to help us beautify this new space by signing up here.
Volunteers NEEDED for Fall Family Fest: We are in need of volunteers and donations to make the Fall Family Fest a hit! You have the opportunity to support our community through this fun and free event. To sign up to volunteer or donate, click here.