Victory Vitamin Blog – John 21:14 NIV

“This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.”

-John 21:14 NIV

 

When it comes to the resurrection of Jesus, the only question is, “Do you believe the witnesses or not?” Jesus appeared to plenty of people, plenty of times. Do you believe the witnesses? If you won’t believe their words, let their actions speak. Remember how the disciples locked themselves in a house after Jesus was crucified? They were afraid they’d be the next to die. But after the risen Jesus appeared to them in that house they had no problem walking the streets and talking freely about what Jesus had done. According to tradition, 10 of the 12 disciples were martyred for their faith in Jesus. Do you think they’d be willing to die for a man who was a fraud, a man who said He’d rise, but never did? There’s no question the tomb was empty that Sunday morning. We know that because the guards had to come up with an excuse to explain why Jesus’ body was gone. The question is, do you believe the witnesses? Are you influenced by their bold post-resurrection actions? What those men and women saw with their own eyes, we now cling to by faith, and it makes us bold to talk about what Jesus has done. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, and because He lives, you will live also!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for April 10, 2016 – John 21:14

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for April 10, 2016 – John 21:14

Around Easter it’s not unusual to hear the phrase “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.”  By His post-resurrection actions, Jesus adds an emphatic “indeed” to His resurrection so that believers of all times and places will have certainty and peace about their own resurrection.  Learn more about John 21:14 NIV this Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for April 3, 2016 – John 20:19-31

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for April 3, 2016 – John 20:19-31

“So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

– John 20:25 NIV

Join us this Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church to find out more about John 20:19-31 NIV.

Victory Vitamin Blog – John 2:7-8

“Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

-John 2:7-8 NIV

Those servants must have been nervous.  The wedding they were working at ran out of wine. (Embarrassing)  Jesus’ mother gets Him involved and he tells the servants to fill up these huge stone containers with water.  Then He tells them to take some to the guy in charge of the banquet.  Mmm, yummy water!  But they did it.  They did what Jesus said.  That’s faith.  When the guy in charge of the banquet took a sip, he tasted some of the best wine he’d ever had.  Those guys had no reason to trust Jesus.  They didn’t know Him.  This was His first miracle so they hadn’t heard rumors about his abilities.  To the contrary, we know who Jesus is!  We know what He’s done.  Not just His miracles, but His amazing love and devotion to us.  We know He offered His life for ours so that we could be forgiven.  We know that because He died and came back to life, we will do the same.  All this through faith.  Trust in Jesus.  In fact, next time you see, or enjoy a lovely glass of Cabernet, remember that if Jesus can turn water into wine, He can certainly take care of your temporal and eternal needs as well.