Fall Kick Off – Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Fall Kick Off_9/13/15

Fall Kick Off – Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. 

Mark your calendars to join us for Rally Day for Christian Education on Sunday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m. (after the church service)! This is a great opportunity for fellowship for all ages, and especially Sunday School age kids. We will play games and engage in fun activities to get us excited for the year ahead, followed by pizza for everyone at 11:00. Regular Sunday School class will begin Sunday, September 27, and the Sunday School kids will again be singing the first Sunday of every month starting Sunday, October 4! Please contact Victory Lutheran Church for questions at admin@victorylcms.org.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Ephesians 6:10-11

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

There’s a very real danger facing every Christian; one that we may not be aware of, or aren’t taking seriously enough.  Ephesians 6 warns us against “the devil’s schemes”.   In this context, a scheme is an underhanded plot.  The devil has one goal, and that is to separate us from God.  His schemes are often subtle.  Look at how he tempted Adam and Eve!  The devil makes things that are harmful seem harmless which is why the Bible encourages us to “put on the full armor of God”.  In short, the full armor of God is the Bible.  We need to know what God’s will is, and live according to it.  God has laid out a safe path for us to walk through this life, but if we don’t know it, or ignore God’s directions we are putting ourselves at risk.  When Jesus was being tempted by the devil in the wilderness, He quoted Scripture to counter the devil’s well camouflaged lies.  The devil hates the Truth, and the Truth is that Jesus died to forgive your sins and restore your relationship with God.  The best way to keep that relationship strong is to remain close to the Lord, and rely on his power.  That happens  when we have regular contact with God’s Word, and live our lives according to God’s commands.

Action Plan: memorize the Ten Commandments and look them up in Luther’s Small Catechism to better understand how you can live them every day.  Our enemy, the devil has been defeated by the death and resurrection of Jesus.  The devil is a loser.  Don’t let him confuse you about the victory you have in Christ.  Know God’s Word and live according to it!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 30, 2015 – Ephesians 6:11

God's Protection Plan_8/30/15

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 30, 2015 – Ephesians 6:11

God loves you and has a plan for your protection.  He wants to bring you safely to be with Him in heaven.  His concern is not for our bodies, but for our souls, and if followed, His protection will keep us from danger. Learn more about Ephesians 6:11 NIV this Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Victory Lutheran Church.