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Victory News – April 9, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past Monday, the Baylor’s men basketball team won the NCAA Tournament Championship, denying an undefeated season and national championship for Gonzaga. Back in 1993, Chris Webber rebounded a missed free throw in Michigan’s national championship game versus North Carolina. With just under 20 seconds left and down by two, Webber hastily dribbled the ball down court. Failing to realize his team had no timeouts left, he called a timeout. Michigan was assessed a technical foul…

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 26, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The city was packed.  Visitors to the city easily outnumbered the residents 10-1. Many people were excited to visit the big city. For some of them, it was their first time. They were ready to celebrate! But there was also tension. There was pressure. There was animosity. People were behaving poorly on both sides. Some feared a riot was going to break out. The army patrolled streets in mass and in force. Suddenly there was a…

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 12, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, What is your most powerful muscle? If you go to a fitness center you can see people working on their abs, their glutes, their biceps, triceps and more. As you work out, you notice that some muscles are stronger than others. But hopefully everyone is there to get stronger on their own and not to compare with others. As you consider your body, what is the most powerful muscle you have? No matter who you are,…

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 26, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, There have always been people who think they are better than everyone else. Some feel they are better than everyone else because of their position in the company, because they have a lot of money, or because they belong to a certain religious group. Some feel a sense of sense of moral superiority, like the Pharisee who prayed in Luke 18:11, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like…

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 – February 12, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When I was a six-year-old, I could not wait to go into the deep end of the swimming pool with the big kids. And so, I took swimming lessons. And I became a good swimmer. But something overcame my desire to swim with big kids: fear. I was afraid because I couldn’t touch the bottom. I remember taking the swimming lesson test to pass to the next level. If I passed, I would be able to…

Victory News – February 5, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I don’t go to the doctor very often. If I recall correctly, that last time I went to the doctor was March of 2019. I’m healthy, or at least I think so. But if I started running a fever or if I fell and hurt my arm while running, I would go to the doctor as soon as possible. Do we sometimes treat Jesus like that? I am good, so I don’t need you right now…

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…

January 2021 Leadership Team Minutes

January 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: January 11, 2021, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen, Jeff Guenther NOTE: December 2020’s meeting was canceled. Devotion Pastor Bill opened the meeting with prayer and a devotion on Ephesians 4:1-16. Victory Stories Approximately 150 people are doing the year-long Bible Reading plan this year. 19 registered for Discover in January, 11 attended. Several new people have joined in for the year-long…