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Victory News – October 30, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As Christians living in the United States, we have a unique privilege that many people throughout history did not have: the privilege of voting. As a Christian, what are you using to inform your voting? Are you using TV ads? TV shows on FOX, CNN, MSNBC? social media ads? your friend’s opinion? the platforms of each party? the debates? How about the Bible? God is going to use you and me to re-elect or elect the…

Victory News – October 23, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Can we talk about the “elephant (or donkey) in the room”? I know many of us are thinking about the upcoming election. We’re concerned about what the country will look like if “our candidate” doesn’t win (whoever that candidate might be). Certainly, our world will look different depending on who wins the election. But do our concerns need to cripple us? This weekend we are starting a new series called United: In Jesus We Trust.  In…

Victory News – October 16, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, What are some of your qualifications? When a person is applying for a job, they need to be able to meet a list of qualifications. Some of those can be learned. But some of those qualifications need to be present on day one. And this doesn’t just apply to jobs. When I started running marathons, I didn’t start with the Boston Marathon. In fact, I had to qualify for the Boston Marathon to be allowed to…

Victory News – October 9, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We are continuing our sermon series Path to Victory. In this series, we have looked at the practices of the Early Christian Church. This week we will see that the Early Christian Church was devoted to their spiritual growth by reading the Scriptures. So the word we will be focusing on is Grow. Reading the Bible is foundational for your faith. Everything else is built on it. That’s why I’ll be preaching a message on how the…

September 2020 Leadership Team Meeting

SEptember 2020 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: September 14, 2020, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jeff Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen Devotion Pastor Bill opened the meeting with prayer. The devotion centered around the book Intentional Churches. Victory Stories  The mentoring programs both have good participation. A new member re-engaged with us via our live stream feed. We received a thank you letter from Mayor Olson for the donation made to the…

Victory News – October 2, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, God is an extravagant giver. Consider what Martin Luther said about God’s generosity: “I believe that God made me and every creature and that he gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my mind and all my abilities. And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, spouse and children, property and all I own, and all that…

Victory News – September 25, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Do you feel like your world is spinning out of control? Are you depressed, anxious, or losing hope? I think much of our emotional discomfort comes from trying to control what is out of our control. On the other hand, peace and purpose come from focusing on what we can control. Our hope will be restored when we meditate on the promises of God. Below are three lists to help you move from anxiety and despair…

Victory News – September 18, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, 2020 has destroyed my habits and routines. I had daily habits of Bible reading, exercise, office work, and in-person meetings. And I had weekly habits of going to the grocery store and preparing for in-person worship. But all those habits and routines have been challenged and changed at some level. So now I’m asking myself, “What do I do now? What are my new habits and routines?” In our new sermon series Path to Victory, we’re…

Victory News – September 11, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Pastor Frosty Bivens proclaimed an amazing message for us last weekend at worship. If you didn’t get a chance to worship or if you want to review the message you can do that here. “What did I get out of worship?” That is a question that we ask ourselves. By asking this question, we try to determine if the worship was worth our time. In fact, the word worship comes from the old English word worthship.…

Victory News – September 4, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Labor Day Weekend is here. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. Growing up, Labor Day confused me. I thought, if this is Labor Day, why does “everybody” have the day off? As I was thinking about this, I started to understand why so many people are confused…

Victory News – August 28, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past week, the crisis in Kenosha was added to the long list of traumatic, dark events in 2020. I spent the first half of my life in the Kenosha area, so this incident hit close to home. Throughout the week, I found myself sucked into all the news surrounding the events, as well as following the many different views on social media. I found the more I went down the rabbit hole of opposing opinions,…

Victory News – August 21, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Maybe you’ve had a similar experience to Chris’ mom. Three-year-old Chris was one of three boys in a family who lived in North Carolina. Allison (also three years old), her two sisters, and her parents were his neighbors. On hot Friday afternoons, the two moms and six kids would pile into this big ugly green station wagon and drive an hour to the beach. They would spend all day at the beach and then jump back…