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'Christmas at Victory' Tagged Posts

'Christmas at Victory' Tagged Posts

Victory News – December 18, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Why has the Christmas story captivated so many? It’s not just THAT God came to earth. It’s HOW he came. Just think if Jesus would have been born at West Allis Memorial. Who would want to put that kind of nativity scene in their front yard? Instead, the birth of Jesus is filled with challenges and surprises. Joseph finds out that his fiancé is pregnant, and he is about to call the whole thing off. But…

Victory News – December 11, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Road signs don’t seem that important… until they are. When Jacky and I were on our intern year, we lived in Vassar, Michigan. After the Christmas Day service, we hopped in our car and began our trip back to Milwaukee to spend the holiday with her family. It was an uneventful trip, except that I missed the sign for I-94 West. I found I-94 but not I-94 West. We were going east instead of west. So…

Victory News – December 4, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past year, you and I have spent a lot of time waiting and hoping. You have waited in lines at grocery stores and you have waited for lifted restrictions. You are waiting for a vaccine, or perhaps change in relationship status or financial standing. Maybe you are waiting for a diagnosis. We have been waiting in the dark for most of the year. The Sunday, we are beginning our Christmas series, “Light in the Darkness.”…

Victory News – November 6, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The recent election is just one more thing to add to the year of uncertainty. At the time of my writing this post, we still don’t know who will be our next president. This has led some of us to a new level of anxiety and fear. Although we don’t know who is going to be our president and what all the implications of that might be, we do know who is in charge. In Paul’s…

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…

What the World Needs Now

Dear friends, Just over three weeks to Christmas! Yay God! What is your favorite Christmas carol or song? My favorite Christmas song changes all the time. I like “Noel,” by Lauren Daigle. But today, and it might change by tomorrow, my favorite is: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sings,” by Carrie Underwood. I will share a not so well kept secret about myself. I love Christmas music. I’m not to worried about whether it is Thanksgiving or even November yet, any…