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Pastor Bill

Pastor Bill

Victory News – October 11, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, It’s easy to judge others, even if we don’t intend to do so. One Sunday morning, a man in ragged clothes, looking rugged and walking slowly, made his way down the side of the highway near a church. Car after car passed by the man and pulled into the church parking lot. Some people in their cars talked about him as they passed by, and some pretended not to notice him. When the church service started…

Victory News – September 27, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, From your perspective, what is the most scandalous thing in the news from this past week? What is the most jaw-dropping play from Thursday night’s Packers/Eagles game? What is the most outrageous teaching of Jesus? This weekend in our Start With Jesus series, I am going to share with you what many people think is the most scandalous, jaw-dropping, outrageous teaching of Jesus. I will give you a hint: sooner or later, you are going to…

Victory News – September 13, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, While on vacation this past summer, Jacky and I went to a fast food restaurant. We ordered our meals and we both opted for water. While I was paying the bill at the counter, Jacky went to the newer Coke Freestyle soda machine. The machine poured her water and she found our seats. I took my cup and went to the soda machine. When I saw a button for lemon water,  thought, “Wow, that’s cool. I…

Victory News – August 30, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Sometimes when a golfer shanks their first tee shot, they are allowed a mulligan. A mulligan is a do over, a second chance. Sometimes when students bomb a test, the teacher will allow them to retake it. The teacher will give the student a second chance. Can you think of a time when you needed a second chance? A lot of times when we need a second chance it begins with us admitting our mistake -“I’m…

Victory News – August 16, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I want lots of things: summer to last a little longer; something to eat; the College Football season to start; new clothes. We all have wants. Every human being comes into the world needing to feel loved. Often, young people will act out when they are feeling insecure or unloved. They want someone to notice them. They want to be wanted. I have good news. You are WANTED by God. And that is true for everyone.…

Victory News – August 9, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, A funny thing happened while we were in Door County.  We were at a restaurant and they said it would be about a 30 minute wait. But about 10 minutes into our wait, our pager went off.  They asked us if we minded sharing a table. “No, that’s cool.” And so, we set down by and enjoyed a meal together with another family made up of four generations. A funny thing happened at State Fair. We…

Victory News – July 26, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, “And one!” I don’t know how many times I have said that watching a basketball game. A player drives through the lane and gets fouled and, with energy, I move my arm forward saying, “and one!” Maybe you have a family of four and when you are sitting down to eat, there are four there “and one.” Maybe you are on vacation right now. As you and your family and friends are hiking, don’t forget the…

Victory News – July 12, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, For whatever reason on Monday during my devotion time, I thought about divine appointments. Divine appointments are when God uses you or me to speak into and influence someone else’s life in name of Jesus. The funny thing about divine appointments is that sometimes we think we are there for the other person, but the other person is the one who is there for us! When you are talking with your spouse, think “divine appointment.” When…

Victory News – June 28, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Chick-Fil-A was just rated as the best fast food chain for the fourth year in a row. Chick-Fil-A has become the third-largest restaurant chain in the United States by sales, even though it is not open on Sundays. Despite the fact that owner Truett Cathy was told he would never make it in the restaurant business if he wasn’t open on Sundays, the restaurant is not open on Sundays because of Cathy’s conviction to honor the…

Victory News – June 7, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, The 10-year-old boy couldn’t wait. He was so excited. His dad managed to get tickets for the playoff game of his favorite team. Finally, it was the day of the game. So they go to the arena and they have amazing seats. The boy’s smile was from ear to ear. He was so happy, so full of joy. At halftime, his team was losing but it was still close but by the end of the third…

Victory News – May 24, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I can’t believe it is Memorial Day Weekend. It seems like yesterday and it was 20 something below zero in January. I imagine a lot of families are waking up today saying, “I can’t believe it is Memorial Day Weekend.” But, their lives are full of grief as they think back to the loved one or ones that lost their lives fighting for the freedoms we enjoy in our country. This weekend, we thank God for…

Victory News – May 10, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Imagine you have two pennies. One is dark, tarnished, frayed a little on the edges.  The other one is bright and shiny. They look different. But the United States Department of Treasury says they have the exact same value. Imagine two people. One is roughed-up from difficult times in life, frayed on the edges. The other one is full of smiles because life has been pretty easy. God, who made them both in his image, says…