Victory Vitamin Blog – Luke 12:20

“’You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’  This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

-Luke 12:20 NIV

 

Pretty strong words from God!  True, this is a parable so God isn’t talking to a real person, but the lesson is made clear to us all.  In the eyes of God, a person is a fool if they save up money and goods for themselves, but do nothing to forward God’s cause and help others.  Money isn’t evil, it’s not wrong to save, it’s not wrong to retire, but it is wrong to neglect God and His cause when He is the giver of all the good things that we have.  He gave Jesus to die on the cross so the price for our sins would be paid.  Through faith in Jesus we are certain of life eternal in heaven.  In light of the great, eternal blessings we’ve been given, we now use our temporary material blessings to spread God’s Word and God’s love.  Be rich toward God!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 31, 2016 – Luke 12:20

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 31, 2016 – Luke 12:20

Material things are a blessing from God.  They are temporary.  Salvation is a gift from God.  It is eternal.  Today, God’s Word teaches and empowers us to keep material things in their proper place.  They are tools to be used to glorify God, after all, you can’t take it with you! Learn more about Luke 12:20 NIV this Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Luke 11:1

“Lord, teach us to pray”

-Luke 11:1 NIV

 

Are you thankful for air conditioning?  Me too, but it’s one of those things that I don’t fully appreciate until it’s stops working.  Likewise, Prayer is a privilege many Christians take for granted.  What if we had no way to communicate with God?  How terrifying!  Thanks be to God, that will never happen.  He invites us to pray, teaches us to pray, and promises to listen and respond.  Though Jesus provides the perfect prayer in the Lord’s Prayer, we’re able to pray to God anywhere, anytime, with any words.  We can speak out loud, or we can communicate with God through our thoughts.  It’s a great way to be reminded that God is with us everywhere, all the time.  Prayer is a great reminder that God cares and God listens.  God has already met our greatest need through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Now through faith in Him, our sins are forgiven and eternal life is secure.  Knowing that God cares, we can approach Him boldly and confidently in prayer, trusting that He will respond in the best way, at the best time.  Take full advantage of the great gift of prayer.  Why not thank God in prayer right now for the gift of air conditioning?