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Victory News – September 2, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The people in the Old Testament used several different words for worship with various meanings. Included in these meanings are hands of praise, boast, celebrate, dance, make music, confession, thanksgiving for things not yet received, bow down, new song, and loud shout. This week Pastor Frosty is going to bring us a fantastic message based on a psalm of praise, Psalm 100. And he is going to lead us to see: “what is the best kind…

Victory News – August 26, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, One child gets in trouble and blames his sibling. Maybe it goes something like, “He hit me first.” Blaming someone else or excusing ourselves is a common character trait of sinful people. It started with Adam and Eve. Adam blamed Eve and God in one sentence. “It was the woman you gave me,” he said to God. And it is still the same today. Often our reaction to sin is to blame someone else or excuse…

Victory News – November 12, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How could a loving God send people to hell? That is a challenging question in our current culture. To most people (even strong Christians), God’s final judgment seems too extreme. In fact, there are a number of people who have left the Christian faith because they no longer believe in what they call “eternal conscious torment” (ECT). But has the rejection of hell helped our society? Has it made us more loving and less judgmental? I…

Victory News – November 5, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When you read through the Gospel accounts you see Jesus interacting and mixing with all kinds of people. Is there an account or type of account that stands out to you? Here are some of the accounts of faith that stand out to me: The woman who was healed after twelve years of bleeding (Matthew 9), Martha confessing that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God who is to come into the world (John 11),…

Victory News – May 28, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The famous psychologist Victor Frankl used to say, “A person who has a WHY to live for can endure any HOW.” What he meant is that we are purpose-driven creatures. We need to believe that what we do matters or we will eventually give up. Do you always find meaning and purpose in the work that you do? Or do you sometimes find yourself wondering, Does what I do really matter?  One way to find purpose…

Victory News – May 21, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As a teenager was getting ready to leave for prom, his father and mother stopped and prayed with him. The father prayed that his Son would enjoy the evening, that the time spent with others would be a blessing to him and to them.  As the limo pulled up, his father said, “Son, don’t forget whose son you are.” In our baptisms, God poured out his grace on us and adopted us into his family. We…

Victory News – October 16, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, What are some of your qualifications? When a person is applying for a job, they need to be able to meet a list of qualifications. Some of those can be learned. But some of those qualifications need to be present on day one. And this doesn’t just apply to jobs. When I started running marathons, I didn’t start with the Boston Marathon. In fact, I had to qualify for the Boston Marathon to be allowed to…

Victory News – June 19, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, There is a stunning parable in Matthew 18. In the parable, an earthly story with a heavenly meaning, a man owes the king 10,000 bags of gold. The man didn’t have any resources to pay off the debt. The king decrees that he and his family be sold off until the debt is paid in full. The man fell on his knees, begging the king for mercy and for more time to pay off the debt.…

Victory News – June 12, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How are we supposed to make sense of the conflicting information in the news every day? How are we to make sense of the racism and rioting, the hatred and bloodshed? Instead of going to the latest news and op-ed pieces, we need to go back to one of the oldest stories in the Bible, the story of Cain and Abel. The story is short and simple, yet incredibly profound. In Genesis 4, we read that…

Victory News – November 23, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Wow. Black Friday deals. I saw large screen TV’s for outrageously low prices. Video games, toys, and jewelry prices slashed. One discount after another. Black Friday is a shopper’s delight. Wow. Good Friday deals. I would have never been able to afford it, not even close. But because of a Good Friday long ago where our Savior was slashed and crucified, our sins were paid for in full. This is not a discount where we still…

Victory News – November 16, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, It is that time of year when we cover up with a blanket and sip on a cup of coffee or hot chocolate to stay warm and comfortable. Sometimes as Christians, we cover up what is really going on in our lives. We cover up our hurts by avoiding them and keeping busy. To try to cover up our sins, we do good works. We try to cover up our cold hearts by becoming upset with…

Victory News – October 26, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, The Packers and Rams play this weekend. By now, Aaron Rodgers and the team have spent a lot of time studying their play book. Just makes sense, right? As people of God, it just makes sense that you and I would study God’s play book, the Bible, so that we can learn from it and apply it in our lives. God’s Word will remodel, reshape, replace, and rejuvenate you. We all have different likes, different needs…