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Posts from March 2019

Posts from March 2019

Victory News – March 29, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I’m so pumped – spring is here. Spring is full of new life and nice weather. Time to start grilling! Have you grilled yet? I have… three times. But I will be honest, the results have been mixed. The first time, it was burgers on the grill. I couldn’t wait, and neither could the fire. We had pizza that night. Next time, it was wings. I was so keyed. They were just starting to smell good,…

Victory News – March 22, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, The NCAA Tournament is in full swing now that March Madness has begun. Games come one after another with a dominating win here, a close game here, and upsets there. You want to know what madness really is? It is when someone tries to hold onto their sin debt that has already been paid. And by trying to hold onto this debt that has already been paid, many of us have walked or are walking the…

Leadership Team Minutes – March 2019

March 2019 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: March 12, 2019 6:30-9:00 at the Ministry Center Present:  Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jeff Guenther, Steve Abramowski, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben Sadler Opening and Devotion Our meeting began with a special welcome to Pastor Ben.  What a wonderful addition to the Victory family.  To the Lord goes all the praise! Our meeting continued with a brief devotion on Isaiah 55.  Here, the Lord reminds us that we are all invited to forgiveness. …

Victory News – March 15, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, To be honest, I struggle with some temptations. I can’t stand it. I’m tired of it. This side of heaven, we will all struggle with temptations. Here is some of what I have learned about temptation. If I rely on my own strength and my own willpower, it is just a matter of time before I cave and then have the guilt and shame that follow my indulgence. The more I think about avoiding the temptation,…

Guilt: Friend and Foe

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. – Psalm 103:11-12 A Day Off Typically, I am home with my preschooler on Mondays. However, when I found out that a visitation I needed to attend fell smack-dab in the middle of nap time on a recent Monday, I decided to ask my…

Victory News – March 8, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, The President said what? The pastor said what? Our military did what? The teacher did what? To me, scandals aren’t just things that happen; they are things we don’t expect to happen. Scandals deal with things we didn’t see coming. At this time in the Christian church year, we focus on the scandals surrounding the death of Jesus. This includes everything from the church leaders finding the innocent Jesus guilty to the atheist finding Jesus innocent…

Victory News – March 1, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, How’s that sharing thing going for you? Most two-year-olds have the “not sharing” thing down pat. It’s kind of like, “No way am I giving you what I have, and more than that I want what you have.” They struggle with sharing, even though we taught them to share. Sometimes, we adults are good at not sharing too. For those of us who are Christians, we have the greatest news of all and we often want…