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Victory News (Page 2)

Victory News (Page 2)

Victory News – October 9, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We are continuing our sermon series Path to Victory. In this series, we have looked at the practices of the Early Christian Church. This week we will see that the Early Christian Church was devoted to their spiritual growth by reading the Scriptures. So the word we will be focusing on is Grow. Reading the Bible is foundational for your faith. Everything else is built on it. That’s why I’ll be preaching a message on how the…

Victory News – October 2, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, God is an extravagant giver. Consider what Martin Luther said about God’s generosity: “I believe that God made me and every creature and that he gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my mind and all my abilities. And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, spouse and children, property and all I own, and all that…

Victory News – September 25, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Do you feel like your world is spinning out of control? Are you depressed, anxious, or losing hope? I think much of our emotional discomfort comes from trying to control what is out of our control. On the other hand, peace and purpose come from focusing on what we can control. Our hope will be restored when we meditate on the promises of God. Below are three lists to help you move from anxiety and despair…

Victory News – September 18, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, 2020 has destroyed my habits and routines. I had daily habits of Bible reading, exercise, office work, and in-person meetings. And I had weekly habits of going to the grocery store and preparing for in-person worship. But all those habits and routines have been challenged and changed at some level. So now I’m asking myself, “What do I do now? What are my new habits and routines?” In our new sermon series Path to Victory, we’re…

Victory News – September 11, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Pastor Frosty Bivens proclaimed an amazing message for us last weekend at worship. If you didn’t get a chance to worship or if you want to review the message you can do that here. “What did I get out of worship?” That is a question that we ask ourselves. By asking this question, we try to determine if the worship was worth our time. In fact, the word worship comes from the old English word worthship.…

Victory News – September 4, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Labor Day Weekend is here. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. Growing up, Labor Day confused me. I thought, if this is Labor Day, why does “everybody” have the day off? As I was thinking about this, I started to understand why so many people are confused…

Victory News – August 28, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past week, the crisis in Kenosha was added to the long list of traumatic, dark events in 2020. I spent the first half of my life in the Kenosha area, so this incident hit close to home. Throughout the week, I found myself sucked into all the news surrounding the events, as well as following the many different views on social media. I found the more I went down the rabbit hole of opposing opinions,…

Victory News – August 21, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Maybe you’ve had a similar experience to Chris’ mom. Three-year-old Chris was one of three boys in a family who lived in North Carolina. Allison (also three years old), her two sisters, and her parents were his neighbors. On hot Friday afternoons, the two moms and six kids would pile into this big ugly green station wagon and drive an hour to the beach. They would spend all day at the beach and then jump back…

Victory News – August 14, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Can I be honest? Weekend worship is bittersweet for me. I remember a few months ago when we entered church to the smell of fresh egg-bake and hot coffee. I remember how the worship space was filled with people singing to their God. And our biggest problem was our overcrowded parking lot. I remember how Sunday morning seemed to be my one-stop-shop that met my physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. And it all happened in…

Victory News – August 7, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When was the last time you lost your phone? Do you remember what that was like? You think you know where it is at, but it is not there. You go to the second spot knowing it is got to be there, but it is not. Panic sets in, especially if you are running late. Your heart rate accelerates to the hummingbird heart rate of 1,260 beats per minute. You ask for family members or friends…

Victory News – July 31, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How are you coping with all the changes? Each day, a story breaks connected to COVID-19 about new regulations or requirements for business and schools.  And with every change, we can feel a spike in our worries and anxieties. So how are you coping? Personally, I find myself coping by chasing the rabbit hole of opinions on social media, looking for someone to support my perspective. Other times I cope with distracting entertainment or a bag…

Victory News – July 24, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Change is inevitable. Things are always changing. Many of us have heard, “If you don’t like the weather in Wisconsin, wait five minutes. It will change.” Over the last four months so many things have changed. Schools met virtually, a lot of us woke up in the morning already at work. Church became an online-only experience. The financial situation of many people changed drastically as the unemployment rate soared. Last week we were told Milwaukee public…