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'Holy Week' Tagged Posts

'Holy Week' Tagged Posts

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…

Victory News – February 28, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This Sunday, as we finish our series on Messy Families, I’m going to talk about my favorite movie of all time: Back to the Future. I love that movie because I always wanted to have the power to travel back in time. Sometimes I look at the mess in my life and think, If I could just go back and do some things over, then my life would be much better. But here is the problem: there…

Victory News – April 12, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, It is that time of year when change is in the air.  Monday it was 70 degrees, and it was snowing on Wednesday. That’s quite a change. As we go through life, we go through changing seasons. Some changes are more difficult than others; some are scary, some are welcomed, and some are for our good. The greatest change agent of all is our Savior Jesus Christ. He changes everything. By grace through faith in Jesus…

Victory News – April 5, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I’m in the middle of the stockyards in Forth Worth, TX. It looks a little different now than it used to, but there is a lot of history here. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry. In the life of the Christian church, the tension is rising as we get closer to the dusty roads of the Via Dolorosa and…

Victory News – March 22, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, The NCAA Tournament is in full swing now that March Madness has begun. Games come one after another with a dominating win here, a close game here, and upsets there. You want to know what madness really is? It is when someone tries to hold onto their sin debt that has already been paid. And by trying to hold onto this debt that has already been paid, many of us have walked or are walking the…

Victory News – March 15, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, To be honest, I struggle with some temptations. I can’t stand it. I’m tired of it. This side of heaven, we will all struggle with temptations. Here is some of what I have learned about temptation. If I rely on my own strength and my own willpower, it is just a matter of time before I cave and then have the guilt and shame that follow my indulgence. The more I think about avoiding the temptation,…

Victory News – March 23, 2018

Dear Friends, I am excited for this upcoming Holy Week. It is a week of great redemptive potential because the message of the cross and the victory of Christ over sin, death, and Satan is so blatantly clear. Often when I think of the redemptive story, I think of going out “into the world” (i.e. mission work).  Sometimes, I’m like Peter and put the cart before the horse. I get so revved up to tell others what Jesus has done…

Ten Years of Victory!

Dear Friends, Ten years ago. A decade! On Palm Sunday in 2007, our brand new church, Victory of the Lamb, held our first Grand Opening service at the Polonia Soccer Club which we rented on Sunday mornings. It was a one room building that could fit just over one-hundred people. This was our introduction to the community and the first major effort we made to share Christ’s victory with our neighbors. None of us knew then what God had in…