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Posts by Ben Sadler

Posts by Ben Sadler

Victory News – July 23, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Without good friends we just aren’t going to be able to make it in this life. At least that’s what Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, once said: One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,     but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)   When you need financial support, a friend will be there to help you get by. When you are depressed or anxious, a…

Victory News – July 9, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This weekend starts a new sermon series based on the life of David. David is one of the most important characters in the story of our salvation. Even before he was king, David defeated Israel’s great enemy, Goliath. He virtuously stood up to King Saul’s threats. He wrote many of Israel’s most famous prayers in the book of Psalms. And, as king, he funded the building of Solomon’s Temple. Yet, what the Lord valued most in…

Victory News – June 11, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Last week was our first week with all our chairs back in the worship space, no masks requirements, and the beginnings of the Victory Cafe with coffee and cookies. A worship band member said that it felt like there was a lot of energy in the room. I agree. It was such a blessing to see so many of you, talk with you, and encourage one another. I praise God for all the ways that we…

Victory News – May 28, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The famous psychologist Victor Frankl used to say, “A person who has a WHY to live for can endure any HOW.” What he meant is that we are purpose-driven creatures. We need to believe that what we do matters or we will eventually give up. Do you always find meaning and purpose in the work that you do? Or do you sometimes find yourself wondering, Does what I do really matter?  One way to find purpose…

Victory News – May 14, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, God has given your life meaning and purpose through your callings. Some of you are called to be students. Others are called to be employees or employers. Some of you are called to be parents. Many of you are called to be husbands and wives. The calling of marriage will be the focus of our sermon this weekend. This is a unique calling, but not the most important one. Our most important calling is to be…

Victory News – April 30, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I hope you have enjoyed this sermon series as much as I have. It has been such a blessing to study, preach, listen, and learn about Jesus’ resurrection appearances. Each message continues to give me hope in the darkness. Jesus really did rise from the dead. The early followers of Jesus told us so. But maybe you are like me. Maybe you don’t just want to hear evidence about Jesus’ resurrection. Maybe you want to experience…

Victory News – April 16, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Grief is an unavoidable part of this fallen world. Either we are in the middle of grieving, we have just finished grieving, or we are about to grieve. I know that sounds depressing and hopeless. But that is the reality. As Jesus said, “In this world, you will have trouble…” But that’s not all he said. He continued, “But take heart! I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33). That is the good news of Jesus’ resurrection. We…

Victory News – April 2, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This is it! This is the most important week out of the year! No, I’m not talking about March Madness or Brewer’s opening day. It’s Easter! The culmination of Holy Week. Better yet, it’s the culmination of history. This is why Jesus was born in Bethlehem. He came into this world to live as our substitute, defeat death on the cross, and bring in new life through his resurrection! Unlike the Christmas season, Walmart and the…

Victory News – March 19, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This Sunday, we finish our current sermon series called Detox. We were hoping that this sermon series might prepare your hearts for Holy Week (which is the celebration of Jesus entering Jerusalem, dying, and rising from the dead on Easter). This series was based on a letter written by Jesus’ half-brother, James. And out of all the books of the Bible, this one might be one of the hardest ones to read. What James says is…

Victory News – March 5, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I have a confession to make. Do you remember the Ice Bucket challenge that everyone was doing a few years ago to support ALS? I jumped onto that bandwagon, poured ice water over my head, recorded a video, and encouraged someone else to do the same. The only problem was I didn’t actually give a donation to ALS, at least not at first. (Later, my conscience caught up with me and I gave a donation.) I…

Victory News – February 19, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week we start our new series called Detox. Don’t worry; we won’t be requiring anyone to drink green shakes or do a juice cleanse. But we will be encouraging everyone to detox our minds and hearts from the toxic culture. Our culture has been poisoned with immorality, selfishness, pride, and scandal. Unfortunately, the world’s venom has sunk its teeth into even the Christian church. I wish I could say that just becoming a Christian and…

Victory News – January 29, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, It seems like there are a lot of people hurting right now inside and outside our Victory family. Some are facing very difficult health issues. Others are facing emotional and relational strife. Many are depressed as the pandemic continues to linger and even morph into new strands. The worst part is that there seems to be no easy or clear answers to our problems. Jesus’ half-brother James tells us what we can do in times like…