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Posts by Ben Sadler

Posts by Ben Sadler

Victory News – January 27, 2023

PASTOR’S MESSAGE You’re invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can worship at the Ministry Center, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.   VICTORY Opportunities Victory University: Trauma – Have you or someone you love experienced trauma? Although the event or circumstance might have passed, the effects can linger. This can cause continual spiritual, physical, and emotional pain. In the upcoming course, Pastor Ben will use the book Deep as the Sea: Letters…

Victory News – January 13, 2023

PASTOR’S MESSAGE You’re invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can worship at the Ministry Center, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.   VICTORY Opportunities Serving: God has given you unique gifts and abilities for the specific purpose of serving him and building up the church. Victory of the Lamb needs your help to fulfill our mission. Volunteers are an integral part of what we do at Victory of the Lamb and…

Victory News – December 23, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week we are continuing our sermon series Christmas List. In this series we have looked at all the things that we want for Christmas that we can’t find on Amazon or at Target. So far we have discussed hope, belonging, and joy. And this week, on Christmas Eve, we will be looking at the word peace. For the better part of the last two weeks, I’ve been thinking, meditating, studying, and praying about the word…

Victory News – December 9, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When I was a young child, I always had a list of things I wanted: the Sega Genesis game system with the NHL 94 video game, a new bike, a boom box, or the latest MC Hammer cassette. But these days my list looks a lot different. I no longer have items on that list because I am at a point in my life that I am blessed to be able to order it on Amazon…

Victory News – November 25, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I’ve never met someone proud of their prayer life. Even life-long, strong Christians struggle with prayer. Why is that? For one, we sometimes need help figuring out what to pray for. Even Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them how to pray (See Luke 11:1-4). Another reason is we don’t believe our prayers will matter. We might think, “God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving. He will do what is best anyways. So why should I pray?” Or maybe…

Victory News – November 11, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We all have said things we wish we could take back. But unfortunately, words are like toothpaste squeezed out of a tube; once they come out of your mouth, you can’t put them back in. In other words, we can’t take back what we have said. Our comments have already made their impact, and there is nothing we can do about it. That’s why we need to hear what God’s Word will say to us this…

Victory News – October 28, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is good advice. It’s unwise to judge a person by their outward appearance. Although someone might not look impressive on the outside, you might find that they have an important story to tell. It’s wise to withhold judgment until you have a chance to get to know the person. But what if, even after spending some time with them, you find out they still don’t have much to offer?…

Victory News – October 14, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The actor, Jim Carrey, said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” Carrey rose to fame in the mid-1990s, becoming one of the top-paid comedians in the world. But after all his success, he saw that it wasn’t the answer to life’s burning questions and didn’t give him lasting peace and happiness. Maybe you are thinking, “Well, success and…

Victory News – September 30, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When we read the ancient text of Genesis, we must resist what C.S. Lewis called “chronological snobbery”. That is we must fight against the idea that because Genesis is really old, it has nothing to say to our modern context. Lewis said some of the best ideas are the most ancient. And most new thoughts have just been regurgitated from the past. As we continue to read through Genesis let’s remember who is speaking to us.…

Victory News – August 19, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The other night after dinner I read Psalm 23 as a part of our family devotion.  The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.      He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul… When I told my kids we would be reading this Psalm, they rolled their eyes. (Which is something that seems to happen more frequently now that we have two teenagers.) They had heard this Psalm so often…

Victory News – July 22, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This might be the most challenging sermon I have ever preached. This weekend we conclude our Glad You Asked sermon series. You asked that we address how Christians should support those who have differing views on sexuality. So we will be discussing what the Bible says about LGBTQ issues. There are a number of reasons this sermon will be so challenging: There is a wide variety of perspectives on this topic. Our current culture doesn’t seem…

Victory News – July 8, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week I will be answering the question: What does God say about divorce? In preparation for this message, I reached out to several people inside and outside our congregation who have gone through a divorce. And there was one common thread in all the responses: shame. It didn’t matter who was primarily at fault in the divorce, both parties felt shame and a sense of failure. Because of your responses, I want to change my…