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Victory News - Life to the Full

Ah, the good life. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Isn’t that why we invest so much time and energy into the relationships that we think will make us feel fulfilled? Isn’t that why we try and surround ourselves with the things that we think will make us feel happy? Isn’t that why we get up and go to work—so that we can experience and enjoy the good life? And if not now, then later, right? Because God wants us to be happy, doesn’t he? Eventually…maybe…hopefully?

Ah, the good life. It’s downright elusive even though it seems everyone’s trying to find it. Fortunately God knows just how to fill our empty hearts and lives with a gift that’s far better. Not necessarily the good life the way we might be inclined to think of it, but a full life.

Life to the full.

That’s what I’ll be talking about this Sunday as we continue our series Bridging the Gap and plumb the depths of what Jesus meant when he said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may …

Victory News - Bridging the Gap

Is there a reality beyond what we can see? If there is, can we really know what it is?

So many people want to find and understand the “supernatural.” But to know if anything exists - and what - beyond the reality we live in, we need to hear from someone who has bridged the gap between that natural and supernatural.

Enter Jesus.

He came to bridge the gap between our yearning for God and truly knowing who God is.

In our new series starting this Sunday we will listen to the words of Jesus who came into our world as the Word.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

New Bible 101 Starting Soon. Bible 101 is the starting point for anyone who wants to investigate what Christianity is all about, anyone who wants to explore what the Bible says, anyone who has spiritual questions, or anyone who is interested in taking the first steps to becoming a member of…

Victory News - Living By Faith

Who can show us any good?

Don’t you feel that way sometimes as you scan the headlines, listen to the news, or participate in a workplace discussion of current events? Who can show us any good?

That question is certainly a contemporary one, but it has also been around a looooong time. People at the time of David around 1,000 B.C. were asking it (cf. Psalm 4:6). People at the time of Habakkuk around 600 B.C. were asking it (cf. Habakkuk 1:2-4). I’m sure people long before then speaking different languages in different places were asking it too, just like people today.

Fortunately, God has an answer for us. When bad things happen in this world, when we feel surrounded by danger and evil, we know that we have God’s promises to protect us as we live by faith. That’ll be the focus tomorrow as we wrap up our series “Me without You.”

A big thank you to everyone who helped make our Fall Festival last Saturday a success despite the flash flood warnings that were texted to us! I was gen…

Victory News - God's Perfect Love Drives Out Paranoid Fears

Taking others’ words and actions in the worst possible way coupled with a failure to trust God and his promises, sets the scene for irrational fear and suspicion in our lives. What burdens could be lifted if we simply put our trust in God and his promises!

This Sunday we’ll see how we can absolutely do that. We’ll learn about our status before God so that we can be secure in our relationship with him and then also with others.  His perfect love for us drives out fear.

“Hello, my name is child of the one true King…and his name sure isn’t Saul!”

Tomorrow’s our Fall Family Festival from 2-5pm at Lions Legend Park here in Franklin. It’s the park just east of City Hall, just southeast of the Franklin library. I hope you all can make it! It looks right now like there’s a good chance of rain. But that’s ok. Bring an umbrella, join us under the pavilion, and then have fun taking a tour of Franklin’s historical village right next door. The Franklin Historical Society will be giving…