Victory Vitamin Blog – John 16:22

“Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

John 16:22 NIV

Our current sermon series is titled “8 Objections to Christianity and How to Respond”.  This weeks objection is common, and challenging.  “Why is there suffering and evil?”  For those who believe in the authority of the Bible there are answers.  We live in a sinful world where bad things happen.  Sinful humans can choose to disobey God and do evil things.  Ever since Adam and Eve sinned, disease and death have caused suffering and grief in human lives.  But how might we respond to someone who denies the authority of the Bible?  We may have to settle for this: “It is possible that God has a morally-sufficient reason for allowing suffering.”  Parents allow their children to experience the pain of a vaccination shot to prevent something more serious.  Likewise, God may have a morally-sufficient reason for allowing suffering in our lives.  As Christians we KNOW that God has a morally-sufficient reason for doing so.  We may not know what that reason is in every situation, but we know that God is good, God is love, God is in control, and God can be trusted.  We know that because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  His death assures that no one and nothing can take away the joy of those who believe.  Eternal life is ours!  In the midst of pain and suffering, Jesus is our evidence that God is good, God is love, God is in control, and God can be trusted.

Sledding and Chili Cook-Off – March 1, 2020

Sledding and Chili Cook-Off – March 1, 2020

March 1st, 2020 sledding starts at 10:30 a.m. and the lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. you can sign up to bring food items here at https://rb.gy/in0cw4 or on the back kiosk in the sanctuary. We are looking for 6 people to bring in their famous chili. Everyone at Victory Lutheran Church is invited to attend. We will have a fire in the fire pit as well.