Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 9, 2017 – Romans 7:18-19

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 9, 2017 – Romans 7:18-19

Through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus, our sins are forgiven.  That doesn’t mean we don’t sin anymore, and it doesn’t mean temptation ceases.  The apostle Paul describes his frustration with sin and temptation and it serves as a reminder to us all that the struggle is real! Find out more about Romans 7:18-19 NIV Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church.

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 – Romans 5:11

“we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 

-Romans 5:11 NIV

 

There’s a TV commercial that portrays a man in a bank in a security guard outfit.  When the bank is robbed, he tells the customers, “I’m not a security guard.  I’m a security monitor.  I only notify people when there’s a robbery.  There’s a robbery.”  What’s the point in monitoring a problem if you aren’t going to fix it?  Thankfully we have a God who doesn’t just monitor, He fixes.  It’s one thing to have an auditor come in and point out financial discrepancies in your books.  It would be highly unusual to have the auditor take money out of their own pocket to make the books right.  That’s what God has done for you and me.  Our sin was the problem.  God pointed out the problem.  God fixed the problem.  The wages of sin is death.  We owed that debt to God.  God became human in Jesus to reconcile the books.  Jesus paid the price of death so that we could live forever.  Balance paid in full by Jesus.  We are reconciled to God through Him.  God loves you, God forgives you. Let that thought bounce around in your head for a while.  I hope it makes you smile!