Victory Vitamin Blog – Matthew 11:28-29

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

-Matthew 11:28-29 NIV

 

Jesus mentions “rest” twice in those two verses.  He’s talking about a special kind of rest.  We don’t need divine intervention to know that our bodies need rest.  For many people, going to sleep is the best part of the day!  Apparently we do need divine intervention so that we’ll realize we need spiritual rest.  Jesus tells us that in Him we will find rest for our souls.  I’m gonna suggest that a good number of the ills in our lives would be remedied through regular worship and Bible study.  I’m also going to suggest that a good number of the ills in our society have arisen because of a lack of spiritual rest.  Less than 30% of Americans worship on the average Sunday morning.  Am I equating church attendance with spiritual rest?  Yes.  Yes, I am.  When we gather for worship, God comes to us through the reading of His Word.  Jesus gives us rest through the forgiveness of our sins in the Lord’s Supper.  Our souls rest in the certainty that because Jesus died and rose, we will rise as well.  We are reminded that life on earth is temporary, while life in heaven is eternal.  These certainties give much needed rest to our souls and soothing hope to our troubled minds.  Heed the invitation of Jesus to come to Him.  Open your Bible and be fed.  Worship this Sunday and receive the spiritual rest that Jesus gives.

Good Friday – March 30th, 2018 – 7 PM

Good Friday – March 30th, 2018 – 7 PM

Tenebrae is a Latin word which means, “shadows.”  The distinctive feature of the Tenebrae service is the gradual darkening of the sanctuary.  The service is symbolic of the apparent victory of the powers of darkness over Jesus at his death, but of their actual defeat by Him who is the Light of the World.  The first part of the service recounts the events leading up to the death of Jesus as recorded by the Gospel writer, John.  Part two reviews the seven last words of Jesus from the cross. Join us this Friday to learn more at Victory Lutheran Church.

Maundy Thursday – 7 PM Worship

Maundy Thursday – 7 PM Worship

The word ‘maundy’ is believed to be related to the Latin word ‘mandatum’ or mandate.  On this night, Jesus gave a mandate to His disciples that they were to continue celebrating His supper in remembrance of Him.  We continue to follow Christ’s mandate tonight as we receive the gifts He gives through His body and blood