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Pastor Ben

Pastor Ben

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…

Victory News – January 15, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, One of the greatest blessings of the pandemic is that we have been able to spend more time together as a family. More board games. More family dinners. More living room wrestling matches. But one of the greatest challenges of the pandemic is that we have had to spend more time together. More opportunities to hurt each other’s feelings. More opportunities to be misunderstood. More time breaking up fights between siblings. That’s why one of the…

Victory News – December 18, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Why has the Christmas story captivated so many? It’s not just THAT God came to earth. It’s HOW he came. Just think if Jesus would have been born at West Allis Memorial. Who would want to put that kind of nativity scene in their front yard? Instead, the birth of Jesus is filled with challenges and surprises. Joseph finds out that his fiancé is pregnant, and he is about to call the whole thing off. But…

Victory News – November 20, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently, I met with my doctor, and I asked her, “What should I be doing to stay healthy during the pandemic?” She said, “The most important thing you can do is strengthen your immune system. You can do that by taking more Vitamin C and D.” She went on to explain that we can’t always stop all the attacks that are coming from the outside. But we can make ourselves as strong as possible on the…

Victory News – November 6, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The recent election is just one more thing to add to the year of uncertainty. At the time of my writing this post, we still don’t know who will be our next president. This has led some of us to a new level of anxiety and fear. Although we don’t know who is going to be our president and what all the implications of that might be, we do know who is in charge. In Paul’s…

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 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…

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…