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Pastor Bill (Page 10)

Pastor Bill (Page 10)

Vending Machines, Microchips and Prayer

Dear friends, One of our Core Values at Victory is Youth Engagement. God has blessed many of our families with children and God has blessed all of us with our Victory Kids ministry. It is so cool to see the smiling faces leave the Victory Kids wing on Sunday morning. Time and again, parents tell me how their child(ren) can’t wait to get to Victory Kids! So a “shout out” to God and to all who use their God-given gifts…

God is Powerful in Your Story

Dear friends, My fourth grade teacher teacher would read to us over lunch time.  One of the stories she read was Old Yeller.  I don’t know if you have ever even heard of Old Yeller but it is a story of love and loss.  In the story, a yellow rugged looking dog comes for an uninvited stay with a young boy named Travis and his family. Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. Though Travis initially loathes the “rascal” and at first…

Victory News July 7, 2017

Dear Friends, Here are a few things that happened at Victory since Pastor Ben wrote Victory News last Friday – in no particular order and there were a lot more – because God is like that!  1. Branches Band and Pastor Ben led us in worship.  You can review, see for the first time, or share his message here. 2. Two children were adopted by God through baptism (yay Aria and Jared!).  3. Some of our teens and leaders decorated…

Victory News – June 23, 2017 – Big Problems Bigger God!

Dear friends, Last night the storms came through. I think for most of us that meant lightening, thunder and downpours of rain.  For some in the South, however, those storms meant not only lightening, thunder and rain but also destructive tornadoes and the loss of property and possessions. Sometimes in life, we encounter Big Problems. This weekend, as we continue our series “Prayer is Powerful,” our mission partner from St. Lucia, Pastor Bramdeo Ramgolam, is going to dive deep into…

Happy Birthday Church!

Dear Friends, Happy Birthday!! It is time to celebrate at Victory! This Sunday is what many people call the birthday of the Christian Church, or Pentecost.  Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples who were still in hiding after Jesus crucifixion. The Holy Spirit empowered these timid believers to go out into all the world and proclaim the good news. After Peter’s Pentecost message about 3,000 people came to faith!! This weekend Pastor Ben is…

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Dear Friends, Upside down. Sometimes I consider upside down to be good – like in a pineapple upside down cake. Most of the time I don’t consider upside down to be a good thing. Upside down is another way for me to say that things are out of my control. Last week as we began our new series “Ordinary People Extraordinary God” we learned through Gideon that even when things seem upside down, or out of control, or when fear…

A Life Worth Living

Hi Friends, This weekend I’m planning on cleaning our garage. I wonder what I will find. As many of us begin to do spring cleaning, we are finding out that we have things we didn’t realize that we had. Last weekend our senior assistant, Peter Schlicht, let us in on a truth that we sometimes forget. We are not empty but we are full because we are in Christ who lavishes his grace on us! Here is his message in…

Anything but Empty – We are Blessed!

Dear Friends, Spring in Wisconsin is a season of changing conditions. The weather starts to warm up and the flowers start to bloom and then boom . . . the temperature drops. What great news that God never changes.  He is always with us and he is keeping for us “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” So if you find yourself in the tumult of change keep your eyes and heart on the constant of God. ICYMI…

Victory News – March 31, 2017

Hi Friends, Growing up I couldn’t wait to be parent. Parenting was easy, I thought. All you did was say, “yes” or “no,” and mostly “no” and that was all there was to parenting. “No” isn’t always the right answer but sometimes it is way better than “yes.” Check out last weekend’s message and see when “no” is way better than we deserve. Sin brings so much grief into our lives. The most powerful example is death which steals our…

Victory News – Third Week of March 2017

Hi Friends, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! True or false: St. Patrick was Irish. The answer is: False. He was British. St. Patrick was taken captive around the age of 16 by pirates who brought him to Ireland. He would later escape Ireland only to return again and make it his life’s work to convert the wild Celts to Christianity. Patrick saw that their deepest need was Jesus! Speaking of deepest needs. Check out Pastor Ben’s message from last week. And…

Victory News – 2nd Week of March 2017

Hi Friends! I hope and pray you had a great week and are looking forward to worship this coming weekend! Last weekend we began a news series Like Us in Every Way with a message on temptation.  You can see it here. This Sunday Pastor Ben is going to bring us an unforgettable message of God’s grace as he reintroduces Jesus to us as the one who carries our deepest need.  FYI – You won’t want to miss this. P.S.…

Victory News – Third Week of February

Dear Friends, God is amazing with his grace.  We are not even good and yet God took away all our sin. This is not fake news, this is GREAT news! In Jesus, grace and truth are perfectly fused. ICYMI – check out my message from last week based on Jesus’ words, “Do not judge.” This Sunday at Victory of the Lamb we are continuing our series What Jesus Said as Pastor Ben leads us to come to Jesus as we…