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'Biblical Storyline' Tagged Posts

'Biblical Storyline' Tagged Posts

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 – June 26, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week, we are beginning a new sermon series called Finding Joy. It will be a study through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. In this short letter, Paul mentions the word “joy” sixteen times. What’s so surprising is that he is writing this letter from a Roman prison, which is not exactly the place you would expect to find joy. So how can we do that? How can we find joy even during a pandemic and…

Victory News – May 29, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When Pastor Bill and I plan out sermon series, we try to pick sections of Scripture that might connect with what you might be experiencing. As we continue to walk through this pandemic, we thought about places in the Bible that might speak to our current feelings. After quite a bit of discussion, we settled on the stories of Israel in the wilderness. Are you familiar with Israel’s time in the wilderness? Around 1400BC, the Israelites…

Victory News – March 27, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, These are historic times, huh? How are you all doing out there? It seems so strange that we can only communicate through digital means. I long for the day we can gather around the Victory Cafe for some egg bake and conversation. I can’t wait for when we can sing and worship Jesus together again. I’m looking forward to sitting together and receiving God’s Word and his Supper together. That’s not possible at the moment. But…

Victory News – February 28, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This Sunday, as we finish our series on Messy Families, I’m going to talk about my favorite movie of all time: Back to the Future. I love that movie because I always wanted to have the power to travel back in time. Sometimes I look at the mess in my life and think, If I could just go back and do some things over, then my life would be much better. But here is the problem: there…

Victory News – February 21, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Did you ever fight with your brother or sister? Did you ever feel like you were getting the short end of the stick? Sibling rivalry and messy families go hand in hand. Sibling rivalry often starts not long after the birth of the second child. Siblings can be tough on one another. This rivalry is made up of fighting, competition, and jealousy as the children strive for significance and acceptance from their parents and their peer…

Victory News – January 31, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Last week, I watched a spiritually satisfying and theologically deep movie… Disney’s Aladdin (2019). There is this great scene where the Genie explains to Aladdin how the wishes work. The Genie says that most people wish for money or power. Then he adds, “Do me a favor; do not drink from that cup. I promise you, there’s not enough money and power on earth for you to be satisfied.” Disney gets it. There is not enough…

Victory News – January 17, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Almost a year ago, we decided to accept the call to come to Victory. The decision involved after much prayer and counsel from wise people. That one decision dramatically changed the direction of our lives. It led our family down a new path with a new destination. I know that was a big decision, but, in the book of Proverbs, Solomon compares all our decisions to choosing a path that leads to a specific destination. In…

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…