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Victory News (Page 2)

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Victory News – July 1, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week Jacky and I went to the Muskego Water Bugs water ski show. Right before the main part of the show started, the emcee asked for all the audience members who are active or inactive members of the military, police officers, and EMS personnel to stand. These are the people who keep us safe and free and they remind us that freedom comes at the cost of sacrifice. Then, we all stood as a boat…

Victory News – June 24, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week we are going to respond to your question: “Why does God let bad things happen?” Out of all the questions we have covered, I believe, this week’s question is the reason most people leave the Christian faith. Someone might say that they are no longer a Christian because “Science has disproved God” or “The Bible is not historically accurate.” In my experience, if you keep asking, they will tell you the real reason they…

Victory News – June 17, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Many of us who are parents often hear our children lament, “I’m hungry.” We prepare a meal or snack only to hear him say, “I don’t want that.” And so, he remains hungry. It is perplexing at best. Ok, let’s be honest. I have looked in the refrigerator for something to eat because I was hungry and wanted to be satisfied. But after glancing over the conglomeration of food, rearranging items on the shelves, pulling out…

Victory News – June 10, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week we continue our Glad You Asked sermon series. In this series we are attempting to use God’s Word to answer the questions that you submitted. One of the most common questions submitted was around the topic of baptism. That makes sense. For at least the last 500 years, Christians have debated who should be allowed to baptize, and what age someone should be baptized, and how the baptism should be performed, whether through immersion…

Victory News – June 3, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Sometimes we think things are bad things when they are actually good. For example: Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Was that bad or good? Well, Michael went to work on his basketball skills. He used the disappointment of not making the team to work hard to become better. The result of his hard work and natural God-given ability: many people think that Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever. Maybe…

Victory News – May 27, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As the news of the mass shooting in Uvalde, TX went viral, we experienced a collective despair. A fog of hopelessness hung in the air. We have so many questions: How could this happen? Where is God? What can we do about this? (We will address these questions in our upcoming podcasts, available on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Spotify.) For now we grieve, but as the Apostle Paul writes, We don’t grieve as the rest…

Victory News – May 20, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, There are a lot of fun things I’ve gotten to do as a part of my job at Victory. I get to write posts like this, make ridiculous videos with my co-workers, connect with people on social media, and more. While I’m excited to return to teaching, I’m going to miss a lot about being a Comm Director. But one part I won’t miss is programming our outdoor sign. Every time I have to program…

Victory News – May 13, 2022

Pastor’s MESSAGE Hi Friends, I would like to give you some homework before Sunday’s worship service: Watch the movie Inside Out. If you have seen it already, consider watching it again. What I love about this movie is that it teaches that all our emotions have a purpose. From a Christian perspective, we would say that all our emotions are gifts from God. Our emotions help us respond to and process our experiences. If we are emotionally healthy, each emotion helps us…

Victory News – May 6, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When I was about 12 years old, my father and I went out into the desert of El Paso to practice shooting our shotguns. When we found the perfect sand dune for our back stop, my dad pulled over to the side and stopped. And I jumped out of the front seat of the pickup to get the shotguns out of the back. But when I was midair, I saw a coiled-up rattlesnake right there on…

Victory News – April 29, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, You likely have a few key moments in your life when you have found yourself overflowing with joy: the day of your confirmation, your high school and college graduations, your wedding day, the birth of your child, when you get a promotion at work, your retirement. On these important days, you can’t think of any other feeling but joy. But we all know what happens eventually, right? The excitement of those joy-filled days wears off.…

Victory News – April 22, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How was your Easter? For most of us, when we woke up early on Easter Sunday morning, our Easter was a lot different than that first Easter Sunday morning for the followers of Jesus. When the followers of Jesus woke up on Easter morning, thoughts of the Victory Café, ham, potatoes, rolls, brunch, Easter Egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and family gatherings never crossed their minds. Their early morning Easter experience was ALL about grief. In their…

Victory News – April 15, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, Today is Good Friday. But the history behind Good Friday isn’t so good. The pain Jesus suffered at Calvary is unfathomable. He was beaten, nailed to a cross to hang by his hands and feet, and suffocated to death by the weight of his own body. He was betrayed by one of his disciples, condemned by Pontius Pilate, mocked by soldiers, insulted by strangers, and denied by his closest friends. And yet, none of that…