Saturday, October 12, 2013

Victory News - Living By Faith

"The righteous will live by faith." Habakkuk 2:4
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 genuinely impressed by the adventurous spirit of all of you who came. I think it was kind of fun actually to all huddle together under the pavilion for a while. Then afterwards the skies cleared and quite a few people came who had simply received postcards in the mail. That was great!

Right about now is when it started to rain.
Playing in the sand...I mean mud...after the downpour.

Pumpkin painting was a bit hit for everyone.

High tech apple meets low tech pumpkin
  • Many thanks also to the members of the Franklin Historical Society who gave us what I’m sure will go down in history as some of their more memorable tours during the torrential downpour. History during a thunderstorm…now that’s the way to learn! Likewise we thank the City of Franklin for approving us for a community grant which enabled us to rent the park without having to pay all the fees which helps us make our Fall Festival event open to our community.
  • Save the Date— Victory of the Lamb will be having a 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.
  • Our apologies this week if you tried visiting our website or listening to the sermon podcasts. Data is being transferred to a different server and there have been a few hang-ups in the process. Hopefully we’ll have the podcasts up again soon.
  • Thursday night I attended the Evening For Life banquet in support of WELS Lutherans For Life Metro-Milwaukee. I serve as a member of the Board of Directors and got to participate in some very valuable training the night before on how effective boards function.
Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD (Psalm 4:6 NIV84).

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