Victory Vitamin Blog – Matthew 16:17-18

“on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”

-Matthew 16:17-18 NIV

 

Sadly, it’s human (sinful) nature for us to doubt God.  I don’t know why we do, but we do, and it doesn’t make sense.  If there is a God, then He’s eternal, all powerful, all knowing.  This reading from Matthew 16 assures us that God can’t lose. God will not be overcome, and His body, the church will not be overcome.  The church is the place where the Good News about Jesus is regularly proclaimed.  The church is the place where sinners are baptized and brought to faith in Christ.  The church is where we receive the body and blood of Jesus to strengthen us in our daily battles.  We are safe in the church because the church will not be overcome, ever.  By “the church”, I don’t mean the building.  Victory will one day close and be torn down.  Someday, something else will occupy this ground, but the Church, those around the world who believe in Jesus as their Savior, they will never be overcome by anyone, or anything.  Through faith in Jesus we, the Church, are eternal.  When your life feels like a battle field, rejoice.  God cannot lose.  He has secured eternal salvation for you.  Now, through faith in Christ, you will not lose.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 27, 2017 – Matthew 16:18


Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 27, 2017 – Matthew 16:18

It’s unsettling to see the failure and decay in the world around us. It reminds us that the world will one day cease to be, and that we will one day die. Our fearful hearts are calmed when we’re reassured that God cannot fail. In the midst of change, and decay, those connected to God through faith, cannot and will not fail. Learn more about Matthew 16:18 NIV this Sunday, August 27th here at Victory Lutheran Church.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 16, 2017 – Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 16, 2017 – Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

The Bible is unlike any other book. It is inspired by God, and was recorded by humans. Since it is God’s Word, it is powerful and efficacious.  In other words, it does what it says.  That’s great news for you and me as we face the ups and downs of daily life. In a world full of lies, God always does what He says. Find out more about Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 NIV at Victory Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 16, 2017.