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Victory News (Page 2)

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Victory News – January 10, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Do you ever struggle with comparison? You visit someone’s house and it is beautiful and everything is in order. And then you walk into your house their dishes on the table, the counter top, and a few other places like the kids room, the bathroom and … you feel like a loser. The devil loves it when we compare ourselves to others because there are two options: we think less of ourselves than we should or…

Victory News – January 3, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Where am I going? And how am I going to get there? Those are the two questions that we naturally ask this time of the year. It’s the time of the year when people set goals and design a strategy to accomplish them. That’s why we are starting this new sermon series called Seeing 2020. In this series, we are going to discuss making wise decisions about our future as we look at the book of…

Victory News – December 27, 2019

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Dear Friends, Did you get the gifts you wanted for Christmas? I worry that the people to whom I gave gifts didn’t get what they wanted. You see, I’m a very practical gift giver; I tend to give people things they need, even if the items aren’t on the top of their “must have” lists. Similarly, people get frustrated with me when I tell them I want things like household appliances and clothes for Christmas. These things,…

Victory News – December 20, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Is our Christmas hope real? Or is it just a delusion or wishful thinking? You might have gotten your hopes up in the past. Maybe you’ve put your hope in a family member and they let you down. Or maybe you put your hope in a new job, diet, or relationship, and it didn’t turn out the way you wanted. Because our hopes have been dashed in the past, maybe we’re not ready to put our…

Victory News – December 13, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, In his book Unshakable Hope, Max Lucado writes: “Two people set out to build their homes. The first went to RPF Home Supply (Regrets, Pain, and Fear). He ordered lumber that was rotted by guilt, nails that were rusting from pain, and the cement that was watered down with anxiety. Since his home was constructed with RPF supplies, every day was consumed with regret, pain, and fear. The second builder went to different supplier. She secured her…

Victory News – December 6, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Are you one of the many people who struggles during the holidays? I know someone who can’t stand to see the Christmas lights out at night. It magnifies her grief to see lights when she feels like she is in the dark. If you or someone you know really struggles to find hope and peace during the holiday season, I encourage you to come to worship this Sunday. We are going to explore the book of…

Victory News – November 29, 2019

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Dear Friends, Last night and early this morning, many of you braved the cold and the crowds hoping to find some deals. And you weren’t alone. According to estimates by the National Retail Federation, people who shop on Black Friday spend an average of just over $1,000 with total sales of over $720 billion across the country. But did you find what you were hoping for? Were you one of the first five people in line to…

Victory News – November 22, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear friends, Have you ever played the kids game “follow the leader?” In this game, one person is the leader and the rest line up by behind him/her and do whatever the leader does or they get disqualified from the game. For Christians, Jesus is not only a Savior but also our Lord, our Leader. Jesus didn’t just teach; he led by example:  Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just…

Victory News – November 15, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Victory started in 2006 with a desire to connect to a changing world. Well, the world certainly changed. Only one year after Victory started, Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone, Facebook left college campuses, and Twitter became its own company. Victory has seen those changes and adapted. But there is another change that has swept the nation: The rise of the “nones”. Nones are those people who claim no religious affiliation whatsoever. And in the past ten…

Victory News – November 8, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Life is full of ups and downs, of good and bad. You make the team and you feel good. You get cut and you feel bad. The Packers win and you feel good. The Packers lose and you feel bad. You get the job promotion and you feel good. You don’t get the job promotion and you feel bad. The dinner you make tastes good and you feel good. The dinner doesn’t turn out so well…

Victory News – November 1, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Recently, Pastor Bill and I were talking and he made this observation: “We are a friendly church, but we are not necessarily a church of friends.” In other words, we are very good at making a first impression and welcoming a guest into church, but we struggle to build deeper relationships. There are lots of reasons for this. Most of us have crammed schedules. Others already have a solid network of friends and family. The blessings…

Victory News – October 25, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Here are some mission statements you might recognize: “To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.” (Starbucks)  “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” (Google) “To seek and save the lost.” (Jesus) What is your mission in life?  What if your mission is way too small? This weekend, we are going to look at the big mission that Jesus has for…