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Victory News – January 24, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Last Saturday, when we got in our car to go out, I knew a blinker light burned out by the rapid speed of the blinker light signal on the console. Now I don’t work for NAPA or Autozone, but I have replaced a few blinker lights along the way and . . . there is Youtube, after all. So I Youtubed it. The video showed that, to replace the blinker light, I need to take the…

Victory News – January 17, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Almost a year ago, we decided to accept the call to come to Victory. The decision involved after much prayer and counsel from wise people. That one decision dramatically changed the direction of our lives. It led our family down a new path with a new destination. I know that was a big decision, but, in the book of Proverbs, Solomon compares all our decisions to choosing a path that leads to a specific destination. In…

Victory News – January 10, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Do you ever struggle with comparison? You visit someone’s house and it is beautiful and everything is in order. And then you walk into your house their dishes on the table, the counter top, and a few other places like the kids room, the bathroom and … you feel like a loser. The devil loves it when we compare ourselves to others because there are two options: we think less of ourselves than we should or…

December 2019 Leadership Team Minutes

December 2019 LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING Date/Time/Location: December 9, 2019 at the Ministry Center Present:  Jeff Guenther, Jake Guenther, Kevin Rasmussen, Steve Abramowski, Ron Takacs, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben Devotion Groups – Pastor Ben With Small Groups there is a opportunity to go deeper in God’s Word and deeper in devotion to one another through small groups. Some threats to our small group ministry – people’s busy schedules can push God further from the center; some may…

Victory News – January 3, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Where am I going? And how am I going to get there? Those are the two questions that we naturally ask this time of the year. It’s the time of the year when people set goals and design a strategy to accomplish them. That’s why we are starting this new sermon series called Seeing 2020. In this series, we are going to discuss making wise decisions about our future as we look at the book of…

Victory News – December 27, 2019

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Dear Friends, Did you get the gifts you wanted for Christmas? I worry that the people to whom I gave gifts didn’t get what they wanted. You see, I’m a very practical gift giver; I tend to give people things they need, even if the items aren’t on the top of their “must have” lists. Similarly, people get frustrated with me when I tell them I want things like household appliances and clothes for Christmas. These things,…

Victory News – December 20, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Is our Christmas hope real? Or is it just a delusion or wishful thinking? You might have gotten your hopes up in the past. Maybe you’ve put your hope in a family member and they let you down. Or maybe you put your hope in a new job, diet, or relationship, and it didn’t turn out the way you wanted. Because our hopes have been dashed in the past, maybe we’re not ready to put our…

Victory News – December 13, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, In his book Unshakable Hope, Max Lucado writes: “Two people set out to build their homes. The first went to RPF Home Supply (Regrets, Pain, and Fear). He ordered lumber that was rotted by guilt, nails that were rusting from pain, and the cement that was watered down with anxiety. Since his home was constructed with RPF supplies, every day was consumed with regret, pain, and fear. The second builder went to different supplier. She secured her…

Victory News – December 6, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Are you one of the many people who struggles during the holidays? I know someone who can’t stand to see the Christmas lights out at night. It magnifies her grief to see lights when she feels like she is in the dark. If you or someone you know really struggles to find hope and peace during the holiday season, I encourage you to come to worship this Sunday. We are going to explore the book of…

Victory News – November 29, 2019

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Dear Friends, Last night and early this morning, many of you braved the cold and the crowds hoping to find some deals. And you weren’t alone. According to estimates by the National Retail Federation, people who shop on Black Friday spend an average of just over $1,000 with total sales of over $720 billion across the country. But did you find what you were hoping for? Were you one of the first five people in line to…

Victory News – November 22, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear friends, Have you ever played the kids game “follow the leader?” In this game, one person is the leader and the rest line up by behind him/her and do whatever the leader does or they get disqualified from the game. For Christians, Jesus is not only a Savior but also our Lord, our Leader. Jesus didn’t just teach; he led by example:  Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just…

Victory News – November 15, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Victory started in 2006 with a desire to connect to a changing world. Well, the world certainly changed. Only one year after Victory started, Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone, Facebook left college campuses, and Twitter became its own company. Victory has seen those changes and adapted. But there is another change that has swept the nation: The rise of the “nones”. Nones are those people who claim no religious affiliation whatsoever. And in the past ten…