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'Community Concert' Tagged Posts

'Community Concert' Tagged Posts

Victory News – June 17, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Many of us who are parents often hear our children lament, “I’m hungry.” We prepare a meal or snack only to hear him say, “I don’t want that.” And so, he remains hungry. It is perplexing at best. Ok, let’s be honest. I have looked in the refrigerator for something to eat because I was hungry and wanted to be satisfied. But after glancing over the conglomeration of food, rearranging items on the shelves, pulling out…

Victory News – June 10, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week we continue our Glad You Asked sermon series. In this series we are attempting to use God’s Word to answer the questions that you submitted. One of the most common questions submitted was around the topic of baptism. That makes sense. For at least the last 500 years, Christians have debated who should be allowed to baptize, and what age someone should be baptized, and how the baptism should be performed, whether through immersion…

Victory News – May 13, 2022

Pastor’s MESSAGE Hi Friends, I would like to give you some homework before Sunday’s worship service: Watch the movie Inside Out. If you have seen it already, consider watching it again. What I love about this movie is that it teaches that all our emotions have a purpose. From a Christian perspective, we would say that all our emotions are gifts from God. Our emotions help us respond to and process our experiences. If we are emotionally healthy, each emotion helps us…

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 – April 15, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, Today is Good Friday. But the history behind Good Friday isn’t so good. The pain Jesus suffered at Calvary is unfathomable. He was beaten, nailed to a cross to hang by his hands and feet, and suffocated to death by the weight of his own body. He was betrayed by one of his disciples, condemned by Pontius Pilate, mocked by soldiers, insulted by strangers, and denied by his closest friends. And yet, none of that…

Victory News – April 8, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Happy Holy Week! This week, we are celebrating the most important events in the history of the world. This is the week that Jesus marched into Jerusalem, broke bread with his disciples, broke down the divide between heaven and earth, and broke free of mortality. This week is the climax of all human history. It is the undoing of all that has gone wrong. It is the defeat of death. You wouldn’t know all this just…

Victory News – March 4, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As a teenager, I knew all about parenting. Parenting is easy, I convinced myself. I was clear on how my parents were blowing it. The catch was that I wasn’t a parent yet; in other words, I was clueless about what parenting was really like. I took for granted so much of what my parents did for me. All the laundry, all the sleepless nights, all the trouble I got into harassing my sister, all the…

Victory News – August 13, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, What do you do when you sin? Most people try to cover sin up. They hope nobody will notice and so they pretend it doesn’t exist. People attempt to cover up their sin by… Denying they sinned. I didn’t do it. Rationalizing their sin. Everybody is doing it. It is not that bad. No one will get hurt. (That is a really big lie, by the way.) Blaming someone else or the circumstance. He did it.…

Victory News – August 6, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Have you heard of worship wars? It happens when one person’s worship music preference is pitted against another person’s preference. Someone says, “Worship should be led with the organ, not a band. The music should be more solemn, more referent!” Then another person chimes in, “No, worship should be more joyful and exuberant. That’s why you need a band to worship Jesus!” Round and round the argument goes until the church is divided over personal opinions.…

Victory News – July 30, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, In an international cross-country race in December of 2012, a Kenyan athlete was winning. Unfortunately, he became confused with the race signage. He stopped, thinking he had crossed the finish line and won the race. But the finish line was actually a few yards away. The Spanish runner in second place was coming up quickly. He knew where the real finish line was. He started shouting to the runner ahead of him to keep going. But…