Do you know of a place that's not your home, but it feels like it is? I'm talking about a place that no matter what you feel like, the feeling of being home will always be obvious the minute you walk through the doors. You feel at home and you feel at peace. You feel love, comfort, and acceptance. If you can relate to this, then you are so very blessed. Well, I am blessed to say that this is me. I have a place that makes me feel this way. It gives me peace, and it gives me love. I am surrounded by a family every time I am there. I am blessed to call Victorious Life Church, my second home. So you have tried church before and said, well what makes your church so different? Well I tried a lot of churches before too. Besides the fact that God does such amazing moves through me in such awesome ways and I know He wants me here, but to really answer the question, "So, what makes us different?" It's the people. The wonderful people who opened there arms and accepted me in. Just like Jesus did. With the incredible, loving people we have in our church and pastors that are so passionate about what they do, Victorious Life Church will continue to expand the members of it's family. Because there's nothing better than a family ready to love its new members, right? Author: Nic Lynn Stinson All are welcome Sunday Mornings 10:30 AM😊 For more info go to www.thefpvlc.com
24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
25not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
*The Church Block Party will be held September 14 and 15 2019 in Haslett Park.
*August 11 is Church in the Park hosted by River of Jubilee Church
*The Talley's will be with us August 25th-28th
*The next block party meeting will be August 18th after church and we will also be having our church dinner. Bring a dish to pass!! *Reminder, if you want anything added to the newsletter, or if your birthday or anniversary is incorrect or not on it, please let Nicolle know😀
Prayer requests: Tracey Buley's dad is in the hospital, please, please keep him in prayer. The Semple's will be traveling to Missouri this week, pray for safe travels. If anyone else has any prayer needs, we would love to pray for you. You can leave prayer requests here:
Today's Announcements: Next Sunday is Church in the Park at 6 PM. The Men's Hiking/Camping Trip Will be 7/19-7/21 The July Newsletter is available and updated here: CLICK HERE Ladies Meeting Was Right After Service and was a Great Time! We Made "Love Lists" For Our Prayer Binders. For all prayer requests, please see our prayer request page: CLICK HERE
John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Let’s take a moment today to pray for their families, as well as for those currently serving in our Armed Forces.
David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
2 Samuel 9:1 As we continue to remember those who’ve died for our freedoms, may we also recall David’s example and extend kindness to those still living today <3.
OUR FIRST MEETING WAS 5/19/19 AFTER CHURCH SERVICE. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN. WE DECORATED MINI BINDERS TO USE AS FAITH JOURNALS.
THEN WE DID A DEVOTIONAL PAGE ON THE TOPIC "LIES WE TELL OURSELVES VERSUS THE TRUTH GOD TELLS US" CHECK OUT JUST A FEW OF THE AWESOME PAGES:
(COURTESY OF REBEKAH SEMPLE, ALYSAH SEMPLE AND NICOLLE STINSON) THE BEST PART OF THE TIME WASN'T THE JOURNALING OR THE DECORATING BUT THE TIME SPENT FELLOWSHIPPING TOGETHER <3 THE MINIS BINDERS AND SOME OF THE SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN STARTING OUT. FEEL FREE TO COMMENT BELOW IF INTERESTED!
*YOUTH GATHERING AT PASTOR DONNIE SEMPLE'S HOUSE MAY 1, 2019 AT 6 PM
*LADIES WILL MEETING ON MAY 19 BEFORE CHURCH. WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT PUTTING TOGETHER FAITH JOURNALS AND GETTING TOGETHER FOR BIBLE STUDIES AND DEVOTIONAL FELLOWSHIP TIMES. (FAITH JOURNAL SUPPLIES WILL BE SUPPLIED BY NICOLLE) . ALL ARE WELCOME (INCLUDING THE YOUTH) PLEASE LET NICOLLE KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THE FAITH JOURNALING SO SHE CAN BRING SUPPLIES FOR YOU:)!
*WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN DOING CHILDREN'S CHURCH EACH SUNDAY. THANK YOU TO CHIRS SEMPLE FOR DOING CHILDREN'S CHURCH TODAY!
*BE IN PRAYER FOR A VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ONE IN AUGUST!
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
As we look out our windows, after a long winter, we eagerly anticipate the robins returning, the trees blooming and the warmer days of Spring.
Our spirits have felt enslaved to the four corners of our homes with little hope of every being able to adventure outside without the trials & trouble of winter weather, cold blustering winds, and layers upon layers of clothing to keep us comfortable, while being miserable.
When I think of Spring I am always brought to the place in my Spirit that Rejoices in remembrance of Resurrection Sunday. A time that amplifies the Eternal Hope that we have in Christ Jesus. A time that reminds us that through great adversity brought forth the Greatest Victory to mankind.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life” It was a statement to end all statements…. FACT! We hear people say, “Well that’s your opinion.” But this wasn’t Jesus opinion, or his truth… He is TRUTH.
Jesus not only said that He is the Resurrection and the Life, but followed that fact up with a promise… He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.
We go through winter with a hope that spring will come, that the robins will return, that the trees will bud, and the tulips will bloom. We have a natural hope (faith) that God has put within us, that “This too shall pass.”
When we go through the “winters” of our spirits & mind - We have to remind ourselves that we have an Eternal Spring called the Resurrection in Christ Jesus our Saviour. Not only does Jesus provide us the Fact and the Promise, but also the Condition… " Do you believe this?”
We have to place our Faith squarely in him. If we believe it will be eviendent in our lives. I leave you with this... Roman 6 1-11 and the question that Jesus ask… “Do you believe this?”
Romans 6 New King James Version (NKJV)
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be [a]done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been [b]freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, [c]reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as[d]instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Blessings, Pastor Donnie