Miracles, Memories and Momentum
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” – John 14:12
As we prepare to celebrate Victory’s 40th anniversary early next month, it has been pure joy to celebrate some of the people, events and accomplishments of Victory’s first 40 years. I’m so proud to be a part of this congregation. It’s not hard to find examples of both excellence and faithfulness. If you think worship is inspirational, you should sit up front where I do and hear your singing. I love the warmth and friendliness that is exhibited informally before and after worship services and other activities. We have a growing reputation in the community as “the church that cares” because of our Food Bank and programs like “I-HELP” and “Family Promise.” Our campus is well-maintained and shows the community the pride we have in our church. In recent years we have physically expanded our ministry so that we are now responsible for ministry that is happening on three separate campuses. Our first 40 years have been awesome!
But this anniversary is not only about the past. It must also be about the future. Remember, the true test of a ministry is, will it last? It is my hope that we can use this month and this anniversary to take some specific steps to ensure a future for Victory that is even brighter than the past. Regardless of our age or situation, there are great spiritual benefits for us when we are challenged and stretched. So each week this month we will be offering our worshipers some “hands on” resources that we think can add energy to the momentum we already have and propel us into the future.
I’d like to invite you for this next month to intentionally evaluate how you might invest your life, time and energy in doing things that will outlive you. Remember the words we all want to hear at the end of this life are these: “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
Sunday Movie Matinee
COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 3:00PM – “RISEN”
Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius.
DID YOU KNOW?
If you have missed any of the previous movies shown, you may check them out from the front office to view. Some of titles include: The Christmas Candle, God’s Not Dead, Brother White, Soul Surfer, Seasons of Gray, Do You Believe?, Finding Normal, War Room, Woodlawn, Where Hope Grows, Mom’s Night Out, Faith of Our Fathers, The Encounter, Little Boy, Luther, and Miracles from Heaven, Marriage Retreat and I’m Not Ashamed.