Victory Vitamin Blog – Genesis 1:1-3

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

– Genesis 1:1-3 NIV

 

This Sunday we’re starting a 31 week sermon series titled “The Story”.  We did this series 5 years ago, and it was so well received that we’re doing it again.  A 31 week tour through the main events of the Bible.  Week one: The Beginning.

God created the heavens and the earth.  That’s what happened in the beginning.  He did it in 6 – 24 hour days, and rested on the seventh day.  The existential question, of course, is “Why?”  Why did God create the universe, why did God create planet earth within perfect parameters to support life?  Why did God create people to live on planet earth?  The Biblical answer is because God is love.   Love is an action, therefore God needed an object on which to act.  Those objects are you and me, and all people who have ever lived.  I know this creates a thousand questions as to why God allows so many challenging and painful things to happen on this planet, but the Bible’s clear statement remains.  God is love.  We cannot expect to understand how and why God works, but He’s got it figured out.  We see a piece of the puzzle, He sees the completed work.  In all your challenges and hardships please don’t forget the simplest truth of the Bible.  God is love.  He’s proven it in the death and resurrection of Jesus which has earned forgiveness and eternal life for all who believe it.  God is with you, and He will strengthen you through the hard times until the day when we leave this planet to reign with Him in heaven.

Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, October 5, 2017

Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, October 5, 2017

Invite a friend on Thursday, October 5, 2017 to this monthly fellowship gathering. The event starts at 5:30 PM at 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 you can get to know the people of Victory

Victory Vitamin Blog – Matthew 18:3

“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

-Matthew 18:3 NIV

 

Pretty strong words by Jesus.  You don’t get into heaven unless you become like a little child?!  What does that even mean?  In Jesus’ day, children weren’t  glamorized and idolized like they are today.  Children had no real status.  They had no say.  They had no power.  Jesus’ point is that we are to give up our grip on earthly status, wealth, and authority and find our hope and strength in Him.  Little children don’t take pride in themselves, they rely completely on their parents for love, care, protection, and support.  We are to do the same.  We don’t look to the world for security, we look to our heavenly Father who, through the death and resurrection of Jesus has provided for our greatest need, the need for a Savior.  So, go ahead, act like a child.  Swallow your pride, humble yourself, and trust God to provide the protection and support you need.