Sunday Service Sneak Peek for November 12, 2017 – The book of Judges

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for November 12, 2017 – The book of Judges

This week, we continue our journey through the true story of God’s interaction with His people since Creation.  Today, God provided the Israelites with judges to deliver them from the hands of those who oppressed them.  In a similar way, God provided Jesus to deliver us from the hands of our oppressors, sin, death and the devil. Learn more about The book of Judges this Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Joshua 1:9

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” 

-Joshua 1:9 NIV

 

The LORD spoke these words to Joshua not long before sending him and the Israelite army to take the city of Jericho.  Thank God I’ve never had to go to war.  I have absolutely no idea what it’s like to take the life of another, or to face imminent death myself.  I’m eternally grateful for those who have selflessly faced those harsh realities for the good of others.  The LORD told Joshua to be strong and courageous as he prepared for battle.  Do those words apply to us in any way?  They certainly do.  If the LORD was willing to protect and bless Joshua and the Israelite army thousands of years ago, we can be sure that His promise stands true today.  Jesus said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  -Matthew 28:20  God is with us in our daily battles with temptation, fear, sadness, and hopelessness.  He is with us in our battles.  This coming Tuesday marks the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses by Martin Luther.  That act sparked years of turmoil and conflict in the Christian church, and caused Luther to have a bounty put on his head by Emperor Charles V.  God’s encouragement to Joshua certainly gave Luther comfort in his battles.  Luther’s words and actions brought the Truth of the Gospel back to the forefront of Christian teaching.  Luther refused to let anything obscure the truth that Jesus has earned forgiveness and eternal for all who believe in Him.  God’s words above remind us that we have comfort in our battles because Jesus won the ultimate battle over sin, death, and the devil by His death and resurrection.  Your God is a mighty fortress.  Christ has fought for you, and won!  You have peace, and ultimate victory in Jesus Christ.  Here we stand.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for October 29, 2017 – Joshua

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for October 29, 2017 – Joshua

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 gives victory to the Israelites in battle. Learn more this Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church.

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.