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Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Hello Friends,

Q: How many people does it take to… bring someone to Jesus?

Almost sounds like the lead-in to a joke, doesn’t it?

But it wasn’t a joke for the man lying flat on his back.

A: 4

At least that’s how many friends it took for the man we’re going to meet Sunday as we read an awesome story found in Luke 5:17-26. It took literally four determined friends, who were willing to do whatever it took, to bring him to Jesus. And that meeting with Jesus changed his life—forever.

Is there anyone you can help bring to Jesus this week by inviting them to church?

This Sunday we start a new series called Jesus, Friend of Sinners. It’s the perfect time to bring someone to church with you. Jesus once said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” He said, “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Well that’s us...all of us…when God helps us see just what our most serious need and problem is.

During this series we will watch Jesus as he interacts with “sinners.” What…

Victory News

Hello Friends,

This Sunday we’ll be wrapping up our series—Undiluted Gospel. I hope you’ve enjoyed studying the book of Galatians with me this summer and learning just how the gospel truly is good news—the best…news…ever!

Sunday we’ll be talking about how in the end we owe everything in our lives to Jesus Christ. We’ll learn what it means to make the undiluted gospel the theme song of our lives.

Remember that you can download or listen to all our previous sermons from our website. Click on the Podcast tab or go directly to the podcast page.
Likewise you can watch the entire service live or recorded at
And…did you know you can also download or print Pdfs of all our sermons from the sermon series page?
Just think…that means you can see, hear, read, and easily share the undiluted gospel as often as you have the opportunity!
Baseball fans, yes Ryan Braun is gone. Yes the Brew Crew won’t be playing in October. But why let that stop us f…

Undiluted Gospel - Our Freedom!

Dear Family in Christ,

We talk a lot about freedom in our country. At the climax of our national anthem we sing that we are “the land of the free.” We celebrate our freedom here and rightly so. It is hard earned. Worth defending. We cherish it. It is a gift of God.

But what is freedom—true freedom? Is it the right to just do whatever we personally think will make us happy, whenever we want to do it, regardless of the consequences to ourselves or others? Is true freedom behavior without boundaries?

This Sunday in our series Undiluted Gospel we’re going to hear how Jesus alone gives us true freedom. He sets us free from slavery to sin and guilt so that we might then live for God by loving others. This freedom is also hard earned. It is worth defending. We’ll even celebrate and sing how those “whom the Son sets free are free indeed!”

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1).

Did you enjo…

Victory News - Special Guest Musician Sunday

Hello Friends,

People have a tendency to think that the cross saves us from past sin, but after we are saved, we have to take over and clean ourselves up. Not true! The same gospel that saves us also sustains us.

Come this Sunday to hear part 3 of our summer series on the book of Galatians: Undiluted Gospel! Remember too that if you’re out of town or on vacation, you can watch the live stream of the service, watch the stream recorded from any past service on our website, or catch just the sermons via podcast from our website or iTunes.

•    Special Guest Musician! This Sunday we will be welcoming guest musician Chris Driesbach to VotL who will be leading all the worship music during our Sunday service. Chris is a godly man with a great story about he came to know his Savior. Chris will be giving a mini-concert of sorts before the service, so please know that you are also invited to come early before the service (9:10 ish) to hear him play.

•    Chris and I have talked about him coming to…