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'blood drive' Tagged Posts

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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 4, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Have you ever heard anyone say, “Christians are just a bunch of hypocrites”? I know I have heard that. I’ve even thought it. We all have our stories of people who claimed to be upright, model Christians, and yet their lives were filled with envy, anger, and wickedness. In fact, maybe hypocrisy in the church is one reason that you don’t come to church as often as you used to. Well, instead of looking at what…

Victory News – September 20, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I don’t have a good memory. Just ask my wife. I rarely get the facts straight in my recollections. Our conversations usually go something like this: “Hey, honey, remember two years ago when we went to that Julia Roberts movie called Galaxy?” Then my wife will respond, “Yes, I remember, but it was five years ago, not two. And it was a Sandra Bullock movie, not Julia Roberts. And the movie is called Gravity, not Galaxy.” But…

Victory News – September 13, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, While on vacation this past summer, Jacky and I went to a fast food restaurant. We ordered our meals and we both opted for water. While I was paying the bill at the counter, Jacky went to the newer Coke Freestyle soda machine. The machine poured her water and she found our seats. I took my cup and went to the soda machine. When I saw a button for lemon water,  thought, “Wow, that’s cool. I…

Victory News – September 6, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, We are finishing up our sermon series on the book of Jonah. When it comes to the meaning of the book of Jonah, we often miss the boat. We might think the story is just about a runaway prophet and a big fish. That story works well for kids books, but the main message of Jonah is much deeper. You see, when we read Jonah 4, we find the real reason Jonah ran away: he was prejudiced.…

Victory News – August 9, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, A funny thing happened while we were in Door County.  We were at a restaurant and they said it would be about a 30 minute wait. But about 10 minutes into our wait, our pager went off.  They asked us if we minded sharing a table. “No, that’s cool.” And so, we set down by and enjoyed a meal together with another family made up of four generations. A funny thing happened at State Fair. We…

Victory News – July 26, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, “And one!” I don’t know how many times I have said that watching a basketball game. A player drives through the lane and gets fouled and, with energy, I move my arm forward saying, “and one!” Maybe you have a family of four and when you are sitting down to eat, there are four there “and one.” Maybe you are on vacation right now. As you and your family and friends are hiking, don’t forget the…

Victory News – July 19, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Are you a list maker? The famous Benjamin Franklin loved to make lists. One of his lists was thirteen virtues that he tried to live by every day. He said that he was making it his goal to reach moral perfection. On his list were things like temperance, frugality, and justice. You can guess what happened. Each day his spiritual scorecard was filled with marks. Not even the great inventor, philosopher, and government leader was able…

Victory News – May 24, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I can’t believe it is Memorial Day Weekend. It seems like yesterday and it was 20 something below zero in January. I imagine a lot of families are waking up today saying, “I can’t believe it is Memorial Day Weekend.” But, their lives are full of grief as they think back to the loved one or ones that lost their lives fighting for the freedoms we enjoy in our country. This weekend, we thank God for…

Victory News – May 17, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Who is Jesus to you? Of course, we might give the standard answer: Jesus is the Savior of the world. Yes, that’s so true! But we also need to be honest that the culture is telling us a different message about Jesus. Currently, we live in a post-truth culture. And in a post-truth culture, we are supposed to keep our personal beliefs about Jesus private. So some might tell you, “It’s okay if you want to…