Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 24, 2016 – Luke 11:1-4

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 24, 2016 – Luke 11:1-4

God wants to hear from you!  He invites us to communicate with Him, He promises to hear us and respond, and Jesus even teaches us how to pray.  Take advantage of this great privilege and communicate with God! Learn more about Luke 11:1-4 NIV this Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.

 

Victory Vitamin Blog – Luke 10:42

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

-Luke 10:42 NIV

 

To set the stage:  Mary and Martha had invited Jesus and the disciples into their house.  When these words were spoken, Martha was busy making dinner, while Mary was sitting on the floor at Jesus’ feet listening to Him talk.  Martha complained to Jesus about Mary’s sloth, and that’s when Jesus spoke these words.  We’re awfully busy these days, and by awfully, I mean It’s awful.  There doesn’t seem to by any pickin’ or grinnin’ or front porch sittin’ like there used to be.  Jesus’ words to Martha encourage us all to STOP.  Not permanently, but regularly.  We need to stop our busyness, figuratively sit down at the feet of Jesus, and listen to Him.  We hear His Word in the Bible, so that’s where we need to go. Take time out of your week to worship.  Make it a priority!  Take time out of your day at work or at play to think about God, recall some Scripture, and pray.  Yes, we need to work, and we are to work diligently, but Jesus’ Words reminds us that we don’t live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.  Stop!  Jesus time.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 17, 2016 – Luke 10:39

time to stop

The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.  Mary and Martha learned that truth one day when Jesus stopped in for a visit.  One wanted to work, the other wanted to listen.  The words of Jesus in Luke 10 teach us to stop, and take time to listen to Jesus. Learn more about Luke 10:39 NIV this Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Colossians 1:10

“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,”

-Colossians 1:10 NIV

The apostle Paul was writing to the small, young church in Colossae, encouraging them to stick with the truth that had been taught to them, and to live lives that would please God.  God sends that same message to us today in Colossians 1:10.  Now, more than ever, people are skeptical and sour toward Christians.  They think of us as snooty, judgmental, “holier than thou” people who don’t know what love really is.  We’ll never change the minds of the masses with our words.  They’re not listening.  They are watching.  As we live lives that are worthy of the Lord, and as we bear fruit in every good work, they’ll have to notice.  In a time when some people represent their god with bloodshed and body counts, the true God wants us to sacrifice for the good of others.  Jesus did it for us, we do it for others.  He died so that we could be forgiven and live eternally with Him.  The loudest witness we can share with the world is to love our neighbors as ourselves.  It may not always be easy, but it also isn’t complicated.  In your dealings with others, be nice.  Simply be nice.