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Victory News – September 16, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Were you an accident or were you designed? Can you think of a more important question? If life somehow just spontaneously appeared by random chance, then we have no purpose, we are accountable to no one, and life really has no meaning or purpose. But if we were created, then we were designed for a purpose. Then life does have meaning and we are accountable to that Creator. If you are a Christian, you believe the latter.…

Victory News – September 9, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, If you have young children, there is a good chance your refrigerator is decorated with their artwork. It might be hard to tell what some of the artwork is, but it is all beautiful and wonderful because your child made it! And you cherish it! Some of you have a file somewhere of your child’s artwork because you just can’t throw it away. It is too meaningful and special – whether you can tell what it…

Victory News – July 22, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This might be the most challenging sermon I have ever preached. This weekend we conclude our Glad You Asked sermon series. You asked that we address how Christians should support those who have differing views on sexuality. So we will be discussing what the Bible says about LGBTQ issues. There are a number of reasons this sermon will be so challenging: There is a wide variety of perspectives on this topic. Our current culture doesn’t seem…

Victory News – July 15, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, It was moving day! We were moving to the community where I was assigned to serve. Jacky and I were talking at the top of the concrete steps that led to the basement. Andrew, who was 13 months old at the time, walked right in between us and fell all the way down the concrete steps to the basement floor. I ran downstairs to get him while Jacky called 911. Holding him so tightly, I walked…

Victory News – July 8, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week I will be answering the question: What does God say about divorce? In preparation for this message, I reached out to several people inside and outside our congregation who have gone through a divorce. And there was one common thread in all the responses: shame. It didn’t matter who was primarily at fault in the divorce, both parties felt shame and a sense of failure. Because of your responses, I want to change my…

Victory News – May 6, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When I was about 12 years old, my father and I went out into the desert of El Paso to practice shooting our shotguns. When we found the perfect sand dune for our back stop, my dad pulled over to the side and stopped. And I jumped out of the front seat of the pickup to get the shotguns out of the back. But when I was midair, I saw a coiled-up rattlesnake right there on…

Victory News – April 29, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, You likely have a few key moments in your life when you have found yourself overflowing with joy: the day of your confirmation, your high school and college graduations, your wedding day, the birth of your child, when you get a promotion at work, your retirement. On these important days, you can’t think of any other feeling but joy. But we all know what happens eventually, right? The excitement of those joy-filled days wears off.…

Victory News – April 22, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How was your Easter? For most of us, when we woke up early on Easter Sunday morning, our Easter was a lot different than that first Easter Sunday morning for the followers of Jesus. When the followers of Jesus woke up on Easter morning, thoughts of the Victory Café, ham, potatoes, rolls, brunch, Easter Egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and family gatherings never crossed their minds. Their early morning Easter experience was ALL about grief. In their…

Victory News – February 25, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I remember when the first energy drink hit the market: Red Bull. Red Bull promised to give you all the energy you needed to get through your day. But Red Bull has been eclipsed by the multitude of higher octane options. Now you can buy KickStart, Monster, Bang, Relentless, Full Throttle, Celcius, Rockstar, and many more. All of them promise to give even more energy than the next. In fact, they promise to push our bodies so…

Victory News – February 18, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently I was driving through the mountains in Northern Arizona. There are some really steep grades around Flagstaff. And with steep grades come dramatic dropoffs. If you have ever driven through mountainous regions, you know there are guardrails in place to keep you from going over the edge. The guardrails are not there to keep you from enjoying the view or to keep you from having fun.  The guardrails are put up out of love and…

Victory News – February 11, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The Christian hope is most clearly seen at a Christian funeral. At first glance, both secular and Christian funerals have a lot in common. Either type of funeral will have flowers, music, readings, and eulogies. At both, you will hear people say things like, “He is in a better place” or “At least she isn’t suffering anymore.” But there is still a difference between the two. And it is most clearly seen at the graveside committal…

Victory News – October 8, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Have you ever missed a text message? Maybe it was because your notifications were turned off. Maybe it was because your phone was turned off. Or maybe it was because you were in one of the stores where cell service is next to impossible. Whatever the reason, you missed the text. I remember being in Pick-N-Save with a friend. We purchased everything on our list, only to find out once we got outside that his wife texted…