Thursday, January 29, 2015
Victory News - Shadows
In a couple days America will be waiting expectantly for the results of an annual event.
(What’s that? ... There’s something called the Super Bowl this Sunday? Personally, I’ve tried to forget about this reality after the outcome of the NFC Championship game two weeks ago!)
But no I’m not talking about the Super Bowl. I’m talking about what America is anticipating on the morning after—Groundhog’s day. According to folklore if that little groundhog sees his shadow and scoots back into its burrow, winter will linger for six more weeks. But if it’s cloudy and it doesn’t see its shadow, then spring will come early. I know, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me either. Somehow I think winter is going to last a while here no matter what. Yet some people still seem to care about that little shadow.
Well this Sunday at VotL we’re going to learn about some more important shadows. These were shadows that pointed ahead to the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. But now that Christ has come, we don’t have to get too worked up about the shadows. So we’ll see together how Christ fulfilled and embodied these shadows, the dangers of not understandings what this means for our lives, and the joy of living in the freedom Jesus Christ came to bring.
Take a peek at the verses we’ll be studying this Sunday as we continue our Profile series in Colossians 2:16-23. Do you see any of the shadows?
Building Project – One final reminder: if you know anyone in the trades or someone who might be able to help our building project either with skilled labor or a competitive bid from their company, please contact Matt Burow from Catalyst Construction.
More Than Bricks — Is the name of our capital campaign to help us build our ministry center and do mission work around the world. For more info please visit our webpage.
Small Groups — Have Fun - Make Friends - Grow Your Faith. For more information click on this link.
Bible 101 —Bible 101 is the starting point in our church for anyone who would like to learn more about God, anyone who wants to see for themselves what the Bible says, or anyone who would like to receive the sacrament of holy communion in our fellowship. It’s also a great refresher for anyone who’d like to review the Bible’s basic teachings. Contact me for more info on how to get connected when we start a new group.
Last Sunday’s sermon that Nathan preached can be found here on our website. Also remember that all our sermon resources are archived on our sermon page.
Sharing Christ’s Victory,