Thursday, October 24, 2013

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 have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

What is life to the full? The answer to that question may not be what you expect to hear, but it will exceed your highest expectations. Find Jesus, Find LIFE.   

3 open forums down, 1 more to go. Thank you everyone who came this week to give feedback on the Path to Victory document we sent out. There is one more open forum this Sunday morning starting at 8:00 am in theater #6. Feedback so far has been unreservedly supportive, positive, and helpful. I am greatly encouraged and excited for our future! Quick note: the open forum coming up Sunday morning will take the place of Bible study in theater #6. 

New Bible 101 Starting in November. 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 our church and receiving communion with us.

Group begins in November on Tuesday evenings.   (Please note: I had to eliminate the Saturday option for mixing and matching. Sorry, just too many previously scheduled conflicts!)

When:4 Tuesday evenings starting November 5th from 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: The community room at Harris bank on 76th and Rawson.
What: 4 weeks, 4 topics—sin, grace, faith, works

Click here to Register!  If you’ve been through Bible 101 before, consider participating again. And this time…bring a friend to join you.
 
Save the Date— Victory of the Lamb will be having our Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal on the evening of Sunday, November 24th at the Oak Creek Community Center. We invite you all to come and bring your friends. Registration details coming soon. 

A day of rest – Join me in thanking God that tomorrow I am planning a day off to spend time with my family. Friday is the day I had hoped to consistently plan as a day off this year. But I’ve come to realize it’s been well over a month since I last had a rest day. That’s not healthy. So I’m also tomorrow going to attempt to do something that can only be accomplished with supernatural strength…turning off my cell phone. But I’m going to try!  Say a prayer for me please :)

Here’s the recorded service from Sunday.

Sermon pdf from Sunday.


Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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