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Posts from October 2021

Posts from October 2021

Victory News – October 29, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently, a number of well-known Christian leaders have publicly renounced their faith. Some of these include: Joshua Harris, the best-selling author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye; Marty Sampson, the lead singer of the Christian band Hillsong; and Abraham Piper, the son of John Piper, a well-known preacher. Maybe you don’t recognize some of these “Christian celebrities”, but you probably know someone close to you who has walked away from Christianity. In fact, maybe you are going…

October 2021 Leadership Team Meeting

October 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: October 11, 2021, 6:30pm at the Ministry Center Present: Pastor Bill, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Pastor Ben, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, Jojo Moore Devotion Victory Stories New people joining in for worship in Franklin and online, including a musician who hadn’t been to a church in over a year. 4 recent baptism requests to Victory. Mere Christianity wrapped up with over 50 attendees and great discussions. Your Daily Victory app…

Victory News – October 22, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We live in a time of division. It’s like we can come up with any reason to dislike or even hate someone. Teams people cheer for, political parties, view on mask-wearing, decision on vaccinations, gender, and race… all of these cause division between people. At the time of the early Christian church, there was opportunity for extraordinary division.  There were five groups of people: Jews, who thought they were better than everyone else; Gentiles, who thought…

Victory News – October 15, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This weekend we are finishing up our sermon series on the book of Nehemiah. So far this book has been a masterclass in how to carry out a God-sized vision. Under Nehemiah’s leadership, God’s people seem to do everything necessary to be a great success. But that’s why the last chapter of this book is such a surprise. After only a few years of completing their mission, they are backsliding into their old ways of apathy,…

Victory News – October 8, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Have you ever missed a text message? Maybe it was because your notifications were turned off. Maybe it was because your phone was turned off. Or maybe it was because you were in one of the stores where cell service is next to impossible. Whatever the reason, you missed the text. I remember being in Pick-N-Save with a friend. We purchased everything on our list, only to find out once we got outside that his wife texted…

Victory News – October 1, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How would you summarize the message of most politically-driven media? Let’s start by describing what you would hear from the other side, whatever the other side means to you. You’d probably hear something like, “Those people on the other side are getting in our way. They are hurting our nation, our democracy. They are stopping political progress.” Now let’s say you turned the channel back to your side. What is the message you would hear? Probably…