Aug 14, 2022
What the World Needs
Series: Hard Truth
In John Lennon's classic song, Imagine, he invites his listeners to imagine a world at total peace, and then suggests how we bring that about--by removing everything that causes divisions among people. Things like possessions, countries, and...religion. It might seem like he's on to something when we hear Jesus say in the Gospel, "I have not come to bring peace on earth, but division." But as we look at the example of the Prophet Jeremiah, we see that maybe division is exactly what this world needs! 
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  • Aug 14, 2022What the World Needs
    Aug 14, 2022
    What the World Needs
    Series: Hard Truth
    In John Lennon's classic song, Imagine, he invites his listeners to imagine a world at total peace, and then suggests how we bring that about--by removing everything that causes divisions among people. Things like possessions, countries, and...religion. It might seem like he's on to something when we hear Jesus say in the Gospel, "I have not come to bring peace on earth, but division." But as we look at the example of the Prophet Jeremiah, we see that maybe division is exactly what this world needs! 
  • Aug 7, 2022Don’t Worry!
    Aug 7, 2022
    Don’t Worry!
    Series: Focused
    If you're worried about something, just having someone tell you, "Don't worry!" usually doesn't help much. Not because they aren't intending it to be comforting, but because just saying the words doesn't change the problem that's making you worried! So we might wonder if that's what Jesus is doing when he tells his followers, "Don't worry about your life." We've got a lot of worrisome things, right? So how can Jesus just tell us "don't worry"? But here's the things. Jesus doesn't just say, "Don't worry." He backs it up by showing us all the reasons we really don't have to worry! Watch Pastor Troy's sermon, "Don't Worry" to find out how Jesus, and heavenly treasure, remove every reason we might have for worry! 
  • Jul 31, 2022All Set
    Jul 31, 2022
    All Set
    Series: Focused
    In many ways, greed is a cultural blindspot in our country. So we need to heed the warning that Jesus gives about the spiritual dangers of getting caught up in greed! In Pastor Troy's sermon, he shares from God's Word the dangers and insecurity of trying to find your security in earthly wealth, and shares what we need to fill our lives in order to have a focused, godly perspective on earthly wealth and possessions!
    Pastor Troy Schreiner
    Victory Lutheran Church--Jacksonville FL
    Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (7/31/22)
    Sermon Series: Focused
    Service Theme: Focused Living Properly Values Earthly Wealth
    Sermon Text: Luke 12:13-21
  • Jul 24, 2022Go Ask Your Dad
    Jul 24, 2022
    Go Ask Your Dad
    Series: Focused
    While prayer is still a relatively prevalent thing in our culture, there's a lot of confusion about what we should pray for, and how we should pray, and whether praying is even worth our time? Today, Jesus teaches us the "What," "How," and "Why" of prayer, so that we can pray to our heavenly Father with total confidence and peace!
     
    Pastor Troy Schreiner
    Victory Lutheran Church--Jacksonville FL
    Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (7/24/22)
    Sermon Series: Focused
    Service Theme: Focused Prayer Claims What God Wants for Us, Not What We Want from Him
    Sermon Text: Luke 11:1-13
  • Jul 10, 2022Focused Love Doesn’t Count
    Jul 10, 2022
    Focused Love Doesn’t Count
    Series: Focused
    When it comes to determining whether we should show love to someone or not, we usually count the cost. We want to find a balance between what we'll have to sacrifice in order to show love to that person with the benefit and reward we'll receive for showing them love. Or, at best, we want to get more out of showing love than we have to give. But in the story of Ruth, we see an example of what selfless, sacrificial love that doesn't count the cost looks like! And through the story of Ruth, we also find our motivation and reason to love our neighbor without counting the cost!
     
    Pastor Troy Schreiner
    Victory Lutheran Church--Jacksonville FL
    Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (7/10/22)
    Sermon Series: Focused
    Service Theme: Focused Love Finds a Neighbor Rather than Avoids One
    Sermon Text: Ruth 1:1-19a
  • Jul 3, 2022The Shepherd’s Shepherds Shepherd The Shepherd’s Sheep
    Jul 3, 2022
    The Shepherd’s Shepherds Shepherd The Shepherd’s Sheep
    For many people, the thought of being under the spiritual care of a pastor is offensive. We want to have spiritual independence and autonomy, to run our spiritual lives without organized religion, or a church, or a pastor having any say in it. But is there value in having pastors and churches? And if so, how can we know who is a trustworthy pastor, and who is a wolf is shepherd's clothing? Watch Pastor Troy's sermon, "The Shepherd's Shepherds Shepherd the Shepherd's Sheep" to find the answers from God's Word!
     
    Pastor Troy Schreiner Victory Lutheran Church--Jacksonville FL
    Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (7/3/22)
    Sermon Series: Unleashed: God's Words Possess God's Power
    Service Theme: Christ Provides Ministers to Proclaim God's Powerful Word
    Sermon Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • Jun 26, 2022Total Commitment
    Jun 26, 2022
    Total Commitment
    There are some relationships in life where total commitment is expected. Is that true about our commitment to God? Or if he honestly, humbly reflect on our lives, is our commitment to following Jesus often anything but "total"? It's an important thing to do some introspection on our commitment to him, but also vitally important that we understand and take to heart his total commitment to us! Because it's only his commitment to us that can drive our commitment to him! 
  • Jun 19, 2022Dealing with Demons
    Jun 19, 2022
    Dealing with Demons
    The Bible tells us that there's a vast, powerful, ruthless army with one goal and purpose--to destroy you. How does that make you feel? Terrified? Hopeless? Powerless to stop it? While we must acknowledge that Satan and his demons are a powerful, dangerous foe, we can also know why we have no reason to fear them! Watch Pastor Troy's sermon, "Dealing with Demons" to find out the reason we can have peace and confidence, even in the face of thousands of demons! 
  • Jun 12, 2022An Unfathomable Blessing (Holy Trinity)
    Jun 12, 2022
    An Unfathomable Blessing (Holy Trinity)
    One true God, who exists in three distinct, separate, but equal persons? Doesn't seem to make much sense. An unfathomable God is a deal-breaker for some who demand empirical evidence and logical explanation for everything. But an unfathomable God is actually a great source of comfort, and a really compelling piece of evidence towards its reality! Watch Pastor Troy's sermon, to see how our unfathomable God is also a God of person blessing!
  • Jun 5, 2022Come, Holy Spirit, and Move Us to Action! (Pentecost)
    Jun 5, 2022
    Come, Holy Spirit, and Move Us to Action! (Pentecost)
    Series: Victorious