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'easter at victory' Tagged Posts

'easter at victory' Tagged Posts

Victory News – April 2, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This is it! This is the most important week out of the year! No, I’m not talking about March Madness or Brewer’s opening day. It’s Easter! The culmination of Holy Week. Better yet, it’s the culmination of history. This is why Jesus was born in Bethlehem. He came into this world to live as our substitute, defeat death on the cross, and bring in new life through his resurrection! Unlike the Christmas season, Walmart and the…

Victory News – March 26, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The city was packed.  Visitors to the city easily outnumbered the residents 10-1. Many people were excited to visit the big city. For some of them, it was their first time. They were ready to celebrate! But there was also tension. There was pressure. There was animosity. People were behaving poorly on both sides. Some feared a riot was going to break out. The army patrolled streets in mass and in force. Suddenly there was a…

Victory News – March 19, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This Sunday, we finish our current sermon series called Detox. We were hoping that this sermon series might prepare your hearts for Holy Week (which is the celebration of Jesus entering Jerusalem, dying, and rising from the dead on Easter). This series was based on a letter written by Jesus’ half-brother, James. And out of all the books of the Bible, this one might be one of the hardest ones to read. What James says is…

Victory News – March 12, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, What is your most powerful muscle? If you go to a fitness center you can see people working on their abs, their glutes, their biceps, triceps and more. As you work out, you notice that some muscles are stronger than others. But hopefully everyone is there to get stronger on their own and not to compare with others. As you consider your body, what is the most powerful muscle you have? No matter who you are,…

Victory News – March 5, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I have a confession to make. Do you remember the Ice Bucket challenge that everyone was doing a few years ago to support ALS? I jumped onto that bandwagon, poured ice water over my head, recorded a video, and encouraged someone else to do the same. The only problem was I didn’t actually give a donation to ALS, at least not at first. (Later, my conscience caught up with me and I gave a donation.) I…

Victory News – April 10, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, It’s safe to say that nobody could have predicted our current situation. Who would have thought that much of the world would be locked behind closed doors, fearing the rapid spread of COVID-19? Who could have guessed that our world would be turned upside down, schools canceled, sports postponed, businesses closed, and (strangest of all) Easter moved out of the church building. Although our current reality is bizarre, it’s not much different from the first Easter…

Victory News – April 3, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This Sunday is Palm Sunday. It is the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to the shouts and delight of the people and to the dismay of Pharisees. Maybe you will remember the scene. The disciples were preparing the colt for Jesus to ride into Jerusalem.  One translation says, “[The disciples] cast their garments on the colt.” Casting is an intentional act of relocating an object. So, the disciples took off their garments and…

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…