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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 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 – 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 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 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 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 – 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 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 – 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…