John Chrysostom was a leader in the early Christian church. He was known for his preaching, public speaking, and writing. His straightforward speaking was not always well received.
Reportedly he angered the Emperor Arcadius. Arcadius wanted to punish Chrysostom, so he brought in his counselors. One said, “Confiscate his property.” But one responded, “that will only hurt the poor to whom he gives all that he has.” Another said, “throw him in prison.” Someone responded, “no, he will only glory in his chains.” Finally, one of the counselors said, “the only thing he is afraid of is sin. We need to get him to sin.”
Can it be said of us, he/she is afraid to sin?
This weekend we will continue our Origin series and look at the Origin of Rebellion and Redemption.
Sharing Christ’s Victory,
CURRENT SERIES: Origins
ICYMI: Pastor Ben continued 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 were not made to be alone, we are social creatures. Honor marriage as the beautiful gift it is intended to be. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend: Pastor Bill continues the series with a lesson in Genesis 3 about the origin of our rebellion. God designed us to live for him. But instead of loving God above all things, we want to be in charge. We want to be our own gods. Where does that selfish impulse come from? Genesis 3 tells the story of the origin of our rebellion from God and what God promised to do to repair our relationship.You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Life Groups: Life Groups are the best way to get connected at Victory of the Lamb! They are a key aspect of our church community. Groups are a safe place to ask questions, build meaningful friendships, and find prayer and support for those challenging times we all face. There are groups for every stage of life and in many locations. Click here to learn more about the life groups we offer.
Volunteers NEEDED for Fall Family Fest: We are so excited to announce that there are more than 400 people registered for this event. Registration is now closed but we are still in need of volunteers and donations to make the Fall Family Fest a hit for the community! You have the opportunity to support our community through this fun and free event. To sign up to volunteer or donate, click here.
Ministry Expansion Project Update: The Ministry Expansion Project construction is well under way. We are incredibly thankful for your support and prayers along the way. We continue to pursue excellence as we fulfill our mission of reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory. The addition of the Digital studio will assist us in fulfilling this mission. This Sunday, we will be sharing an exciting video about the impact our digital presence has had on many in our community and nation. Tune in Sunday! If you want to learn more, stay up-to-date, or make a special gift, please click here.