Showing posts from October, 2016

Victory News - Busting the 'Good Person Myth'

Almost 500 years ago, on October 17, 1517 something major took place in Germany when a man named Martin Luther published a document by nailing it to a church door which detailed false teachings and abuses in the church. (This was before blogging!)

What happened? The ‘good person myth’ was busted. Consciences were set free. People learned that they were forgiven in the sight of God by faith in Jesus Christ alone apart from their good works.

It turns out though that the ‘good person myth’ is a persistent bugger. It takes many subtle forms and still holds countless people captive to this day. But the good news is that Jesus is the man who won’t go away. And the message that he came to bring, the Gospel, continues to bust the ‘good person myth’ in a spirit of continuing reformation in the church.

Join me this Sunday as we explore what this so-called ‘good person myth’ is all about and how the message of Jesus blows it up. It’s truly good news! And don’t you think we need some more of tha…

Victory News - Don't Be Afraid; Just Believe!

Dear Friends,

What does despair look like? Does God care when you feel on the brink of despair? As we continue our “Who is This Man?” sermon series this Sunday we are going to explore a wonderfully comforting account from Luke chapter 8, two interwoven stories that shed light not only on who Jesus is, but faith’s response to a Savior who says, “Don't be afraid; just believe” (Luke 8:50).

(“Jesus is the man who won’t go away, because his words won’t go away.” ICYMI watch my sermon based on John 7 from last Sunday.)

Volunteers Needed! Sod Party Tomorrow, October 15th – 10-12 volunteers needed at the ministry center tomorrow, October 15th, beginning at 8:00 am. We will be laying sod on the south side (main entrance side) and around the corners of the main entrance. If anyone has sod cutters that they could bring, that would be great. Any questions please contact Dick Riege / 414-750-7977.

Who Is This Man? Study Group In addition to our Sunday teaching we’re having a Bible Class to de…

Victory News - Who Is This Man?

Dear Friends,

Consider. Whoever wins this year’s presidential election will one day die and be forgotten. Their legacy will not endure. Their influence will fade away.

But Jesus is the person in all of history who won’t go away. His legacy lasts. His influence is still immense. From a human viewpoint though, his movement should have failed before it even started. Yet Jesus’ impact was greater a hundred years after his death than it was during his life. It was greater still after five hundred years. And after two thousand years… he has more followers in more places than ever!

Join me tomorrow as we begin a new series where we will consider the indisputable influence Jesus has had on our world. How his life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. How he made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance. How he shared and lived God’s message of sin and grace. And how his vision for us to lead lives of dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope continues …