Friday, February 20, 2015

Victory News - People of the Passion


Two thousand years after Jesus’ life and death we may feel so far removed from the individuals who played a role in those events that we can’t imagine we share anything in common with them. Yet, a closer look reveals that their struggles, their questions, their fears, and their temptations really are incredibly contemporary.

The People of the Passion: what can we learn about them? What can we learn from them? What do they teach us about ourselves and our own faith struggles? During the 40 days leading up to Easter we are going to take a closer look at the people of the passion, examining their faith struggles and our own.

In this new series, we’re going to learn that we are more alike than we realize, not only in our faults and failings, but also in our need for a Savior and the redemption only he can bring.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Hebrews 4:15

Lent Worship Opportunities— We don’t have midweek Lenten services since we currently meet in the movie theater, but a lot of area WELS churches do. I encourage you to visit one nearest to you as you have the opportunity in these weeks leading up to Easter. Here’s a menu of options…
  • St. Jacobi in Greenfield (8605 W Forest Home Ave, Greenfield) Wednesday worship at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm
  • St. Paul’s in Muskego (Janesville Rd and Tess Corners) Wednesday worship at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm (I’ll actually be preaching there on Wed. March 11th)
  • St. Paul’s in Franklin (51st and Rawson) Wednesday worship at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
  • St. John’s in Oak Creek  (10302 S 27th St, Oak Creek)  Wednesday worship at 6:30 pm
  • Star of Bethlehem in New Berlin (3700 S. Casper Drive) Wednesday worship at 6:30 pm
  • Living Water in Wind Lake (6525 N. Milwaukee Ave. / Hwy. 36) Wednesday worship at 6:30 pm
Lent Bible Reading—Lent is a great time to start reading a portion of the Bible. Here’s one plan through the Bible app specially designed for helping you journey alongside Christ in the gospels during Lent.

WELS Church Extension Fund—We are blessed as a mission church to be able to take advantage of the loan and matching grant program available to us through the Church Extension Fund (CEF). Also in case you didn’t know this, your personal investments through CEF go towards helping build new churches like ours. Check out CEF’s new promotional video which actually features Victory of the Lamb! Visit their website to learn about individual investment opportunities.

Last Sunday’s sermon resources can be found here on our website.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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