Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, February 4, 2016

Invite a friend on Thursday, February 4, 2016 to this monthly fellowship gathering. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Tavern 4&5 in Eden Prairie. We will meet the first Thursday of each month. You are strongly encouraged to invite friends, coworkers, etc. so they can get to know the people of Victory as well.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Luke 9:33 NIV

“Master, it is good for us to be here.” 

-Luke 9:33 NIV

 

Most of us have our special place.  A place where we can get away, a place where we would stay, if given the choice.  The apostle Peter found his sweet spot in an unlikely place.  He was up on a mountain with Jesus.  Jesus took Peter, James, and John up there and while they were there, Jesus allowed His divinity to shine through His humanity.  The text says that Jesus literally became as bright as a flash of lightning.  Then, Moses and Elijah appeared from heaven, and talked with Jesus for a bit.  That may not sound super exciting, but the sight was so sublime that Peter wanted to stay.  He said, “It’s good for us to be here.”  He then suggested that He build three shelters for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah so they could just stay and forever enjoy that mountaintop experience.  We can’t fathom the peace and calm that they experienced on that mountain.  It was a glimpse of what heaven will be like!  No wonder Peter said, “It’s good to be here.”  One day we will fully experience that peace and calm in heaven.  In the meantime we have our mountaintop experiences in church.  Again, that may not sound super exciting, but think about it.  We hear God speak through His Word, the Bible.  We see Jesus veiled in bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper.  We’re reminded that He loves us.  Our sins are forgiven.  We enjoy the presence of our brothers and sisters in Christ.  When we get together and worship, It’s a glimpse of heaven! This Sunday, as you sit and wait for the service to begin, think about the glory that will be yours one day in heaven, and then say to yourself, “In the meantime, it’s good to be HERE!”

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for February 7, 2016 – Luke 9:33

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for February 7, 2016 – Luke 9:33

Jesus once revealed His divine glory to a few of the disciples.  They were awe-struck.  One day, we will encounter that glory in heaven.  Thankfully, God gives us glimpses in the meantime to give us hope and encouragement.  Learn more about Luke 9:33 NIV this Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Jeremiah 1:7

“Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.”

-Jeremiah 1:7 NIV

Excuses, excuses.  Jeremiah had just been told by God to go to the Israelites and give them a message from Him.  His response?  “Sorry God, I don’t know how to talk.”  God wasn’t having any of it.  As God enabled, Jeremiah went and did what he was told.  We’ve been told to share a message as well.  Having experienced the love and forgiveness of God, we are to let others know about it.  What’s your excuse?  We’ve all got ‘em.  God isn’t interested in our excuses.  There’s too much at stake.  He promises to be with us always (Matthew 28:20), and there are ways to share the hope that you have without making everyone uncomfortable.  What benefits do you receive from your faith in Jesus Christ?  Rehearse your answer to that question and you’ll be surprised how often you can blend it into a conversation.  We’re forgiven for our failures.  That’s the Good News we’ve got to share.  Rather than make excuses, let’s make some results for the God who so graciously forgives our failures.