Sunday Service Sneak Peek for October 22, 2017 – Numbers and Deuteronomy

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for October 22, 2017 – Numbers and Deuteronomy

This week, we continue our journey through the true story of God’s interaction with His people since Creation.  It’s the story of how God’s love for His people caused Him to provide a way for salvation and a path to eternal life with Him.  This week, God guides the Israelites in the wilderness. Learn more this Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Exodus 19:8

“The people all responded together, “We will do everything the LORD has said.” 

-Exodus 19:8 NIV

 

This was the answer given by the Israelites when God asked if they would obey Him fully.  God was making a covenant with the nation of Israel, the descendants of Jacob.  He was saying, “If you obey me fully, you and I will have an exclusive, special relationship.  I’ll protect and bless you in ways you can’t fathom.”  So the Israelites said OK.  The problem was that God had not yet told them what they would have to do!  They agreed to do everything the LORD had said, BEFORE He said it.  That’s like signing the loan papers, then asking what the interest rate is.  In actuality, it wouldn’t matter.  God could have given the Israelites the simplest of commands and they would have blown it.  In fact, they DID blow it.  Within days of agreeing to obey the LORD fully, they made a calf out of gold and declared “it” to be their new god.  The whole point was to show the Israelites how completely impossible it is to obey the LORD fully.  They couldn’t do it, we can’t do it.  God put in place, a system of animal sacrifices for the Israelites to pay the price for their infractions.  Ultimately He gave His Son, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, so that you, me, and all people could be forgiven.  God loves you, and He’s gone through a lot of trouble to preserve and sustain that relationship.  Worship Him this Sunday.  Return to Him some of what He’s given to you, both time and treasure.  Then share His love with those around you.

Sunday Sneak Peek for October 8, 2017 – Exodus 19-40

Sunday Sneak Peek for October 8, 2017 – Exodus 19-40

This week, we continue our journey through the true story of God’s interaction with His people throughout history. It’s our story too, the story of how God’s love for His people caused Him to provide a way for salvation and a path to eternal life with Him! This week, the LORD reveals His commands and makes a covenant with the Israelites.