Christmas Cantata and Worship on December 21, 2014 at 9 AM

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Christmas Cantata and Worship on December 21, 2014 at 9 AM 

From ancient times, God’s people have praised Him with music and song.  Today young and old will sing praises to God as we recount the birth of Jesus as recorded in the Bible. The Cantata starts at 9 AM at Victory Lutheran Church. Come join us in the celebration of Jesus’ birth. 

Christmas Day Worship on December 25, 2014 at 9 AM – John 1:4-5

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Christmas Day Worship on December 25, 2014 at 9 AM – John 1:4-5

The Bible refers to Jesus Christ as the light of the world, a light shining in the darkness.  On Christmas morning, we’ll examine how the light of God’s grace in Christ enables us to see things that remain hidden to others, and how we can shine the light in their live as well. Learn more about the book of John 1:4-5 NIV on Thursday, December 25th at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – 1 Thessalonians 5:19

“Do not put out the Spirit’s fire;”

- 1 Thessalonians 5:19 

If you’re indoors right now, look up at the ceiling.  My guess is there’s either a sprinkler head, or a smoke detector in your field of vision.  We’re a pretty fire-conscious society.  As kids we’re warned not to play with matches or lighters, and Smokey the Bear preaches that “Only you can prevent forest fires.”  God’s Word instructs us to disregard all fire safety protocol when it comes to the fire of the Holy Spirit burning inside every believer.  Obviously we’re talking about a figurative fire, but think of it as a fire just the same.  How many times have you felt the urge to step outside of your comfort zone and reveal your Christian identity, only to bail out at the last second.  Yup, just poured a big glass of water on the Spirit’s fire there.  Have you ever been 3rd and inches from inviting a friend to church with you, only to let fear win out.  Hmmm, there’s that giant candle snuffer again.  Ever had that desire to help someone in need, or engage them in conversation, but kept on walking?  See, we’ve got this fire prevention thing figured out.  But we’re not to put out the Spirit’s fire.  Let it burn.  The Spirit prompts you to talk and act like a Christian.  Don’t fight it, let it burn.  Your words and actions may be the thing that draws others to Christ like moths to the flame.  The goal is that all people be brought to the light of the Son, the one who died and overcame death to earn forgiveness and eternal life.  The Spirit is a holy fire inside of you!  Act like a Christian, talk like a Christian, love like a Christian.  Let it burn!