Victory Vitamin Blog – Matthew 10:29-31

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Matthew 10:29-31 NIV

 

It’s easy to think that God is unconcerned, preoccupied with bigger things, or just generally not mindful of our everyday struggles.  Jesus’ words above should put such foolish notions to rest.  There is nothing remarkable about Sparrows.  Their appearance and song are bland.  They reproduce in high numbers.  And yet, God is mindful of a single sparrow.  He knows where they fly, He knows when they die.  There is nothing in God’s creation that is beyond His concern and control.  God’s eye is on the sparrow, and His eye is on you.  He knows how you feel, and what you need.  Which is why He proved His love and concern by becoming human to pay the price for our sinful rebellion against Him.  When Jesus died, your slate of sins was wiped clean.  Through faith in Jesus, death no longer has the final say.  You will live, after you die, in the perfection of heaven.  Life can be hard.  But don’t be afraid; you are worth more than the half cent sparrow.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 25, 2017 – Matthew 10:29

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 25, 2017 – Matthew 10:29

There are times when I think God is distracted.  He must be busy doing other things and forgets that I have problems.  Today’s Gospel reminds me how wrong I am.  God is with us, watching over us, and caring for us. Learn more about Matthew 10:29 NIV this Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Matthew 28:19

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

-Matthew 28:19 NIV

 

 

This Sunday is Holy Trinity Sunday.  You won’t find he word “trinity” in the Bible anywhere, it’s a word we humans use to try to describe the way God describes Himself.  I won’t waste your time trying to explain the inexplicable to you.  God is, in many ways, incomprehensible.  One God, three persons?  That’s how God reveals Himself.  He is ONE.  There is ONE God.  And yet this one God reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  I don’t get it.  I don’t have to.  I would expect that the almighty creator of the universe would be beyond my comprehension.  I’d be disappointed if God weren’t beyond my comprehension.  But not everything about God is incomprehensible.  God is love.  1 John 4:16  God forgives.  Isaiah 43:25  God is with you always.  Matthew 28:20.  God’s in control of your life.  Romans 8:28  What more do you need to know?  God loves you enough to die for your sins, forgive you, be with, and protect you, and take you to be with Him in heaven one day.  God is largely, but not completely incomprehensible and for that reason He is ineffably sublime!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 11, 2017 – Matthew 28:19

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 11, 2017 – Matthew 28:19

Do you have a picture of God in your head?  How do you imagine God to be?  If you struggle to grasp who God is you’re not alone.  This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, a reminder that God is truly incomprehensible, unfathomable, and ineffably sublime. Learn more this Sunday, June 11, 2017 about Matthew 28:19 NIV at Victory Lutheran Church.