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Pastor Bill

Pastor Bill

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 – 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 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 – 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 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 22, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, What would you do if you had an extra hour each day? Time is one of the precious gifts of God.  But many of us seem to have an unhealthy relationship with time. We say things like: “Let me say a quick prayer.” “Hurry. We are going to be late.” “Time is money.” Have you ever looked up at the clock and said, “Time got away from me.” Many of us schedule our days tightly so…

Victory News – January 8, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, So many things have happened in the last year. Not all those things were bad. One of the things that the pandemic has afforded us is the opportunity to slow down and get a handle on our frantic pace of life. That is one reason why our teaching series to start off 2021 is called Renewed. This is a foundational series that is designed to help us get a handle on our lives. Last Sunday, Pastor…

Victory News – December 11, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Road signs don’t seem that important… until they are. When Jacky and I were on our intern year, we lived in Vassar, Michigan. After the Christmas Day service, we hopped in our car and began our trip back to Milwaukee to spend the holiday with her family. It was an uneventful trip, except that I missed the sign for I-94 West. I found I-94 but not I-94 West. We were going east instead of west. So…

Victory News – December 4, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past year, you and I have spent a lot of time waiting and hoping. You have waited in lines at grocery stores and you have waited for lifted restrictions. You are waiting for a vaccine, or perhaps change in relationship status or financial standing. Maybe you are waiting for a diagnosis. We have been waiting in the dark for most of the year. The Sunday, we are beginning our Christmas series, “Light in the Darkness.”…

Victory News – November 27, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, For many of us this Thanksgiving was drastically different than in the past. Whatever your Thanksgiving looked like, I hope and pray your stomach was full of food and that your heart was full of gratitude to God. As I scanned social media and talked with family and friends, I heard a number of comments about how people wished they were with their extended families but they were also glad that were able to keep their…

Victory News – November 13, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, God gave us five senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Which one do you think is the most valuable? Hopefully, you recognize that this question is invalid. We were made to have all five senses. If one of them is missing, or if one of them tries to do something it is not supposed to do, it just doesn’t work. Imagine an ear trying to be in charge of the sense of taste. We would…