We are finishing up our sermon series on the book of Jonah. When it comes to the meaning of the book of Jonah, we often miss the boat. We might think the story is just about a runaway prophet and a big fish. That story works well for kids books, but the main message of Jonah is much deeper.
You see, when we read Jonah 4, we find the real reason Jonah ran away: he was prejudiced. He devalued the people of Nineveh.
That helps us see why God had this book placed in his Scriptures. God wants to expose our prejudices and biases. He wants to transform us into people who love everybody that God has made.
But how does God love people? He calls all people to repent, trust his good news, and leave their wicked ways. That’s how God loves all people. Now go and do likewise.
Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am in person or online.
Sharing Christ’s love and victory,
CURRENT SERIES – WANTED
ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Bill continued this series with a message about second chances. God calls us to share Him with the world, even when it’s difficult, because he is a patient God who wants all people to come to faith. Click here to read or watch last Sunday’s message.
Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Ben will wrap up our Wanted series with a message about getting our hearts straight. As we go out into the world on mission, even as we share Jesus with the world, God continues to work on our hearts to help us truly understand his love and compassion for us. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.
Start with Jesus – Forget everything you think you know about Christianity. On September 15, we invite you to start with Jesus. In our new sermon series, we’ll examine who Jesus really is and how this shapes our lives today. We encourage you to grab an invite card in the lobby at church to invite someone you know to start with Jesus. We’ll also have a blessing and gift for all kids in attendance to help them start the school year off on the right track.
Find Your Fit: Serving Teams – Serving is at the core of what we do at Victory. If you haven’t found your spot to serve at Victory, we’ve got a great opportunity coming up for you! At the end of each service on September 22 and 29, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the variety of serving teams at Victory to help you find one that fits the interests and talents God has given you. We can’t wait to help you find your fit.
Better Together: Small Groups – Small groups are a great way to connect with others at Victory, grow in your faith, and find support throughout life. You’ve got an opportunity to find a small group that fits your interests and schedule at our Fall Small Group Launch on September 15. You can go to votl.life to preview available groups now.
Feed the Habitat Builders – Victory is excited to support Habitat for Humanity building projects in Milwaukee. The first opportunity for you to get involved is to serve lunch for builders on Thursday, September 12 from 11:00am-12:30pm. Click here to volunteer to serve lunch, and stay tuned for additional opportunities to serve with Habitat for Humanity.
Blood Drive – On Wednesday, September 25, Victory will again partner with Versiti to offer a blood drive at the Ministry Center. Refreshments and childcare provided during your donation. Appointments encouraged. Click here to make your appointment, or call (877) 232-4376. All attempting donors will receive a State Fair ticket. You can also support the blood drive by providing child care for donors, donating snacks, and helping with clean-up. Click here to sign up to help with the drive. (Note: you will need to log into your MyVOTL account to sign up to help.)
Women’s Leadership Conference – Grow your leadership skills alongside women leaders. Hosted by the Christian Women’s Leadership Circle at Wisconsin Lutheran College, the Women’s Leadership Conference will guide you to examine character, confidence, competence and commitment. This half-day conference is on Saturday, October 19 at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Learn more and register here.