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Victory News – December 3, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, I am excited as this weekend we begin our new series, Christmas at the Movies. Watching Christmas movies is part of our yearly traditions. So this year at Victory, we’ll view some of your favorite movies through the lens of the greatest story ever told: God sending our Savior to earth on the first Christmas. Data from Barna’s recent study, Gen Z Volume 2, show that, in describing their experience with various emotions, 44% of 13–21-year-olds reported feeling…

Victory News – November 26, 2021

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, Has your Christmas countdown began? Maybe you don’t start your Advent calendars until December 1, but my guess is that you’ve got the number of days – and all of the things you have to get done in those days – weighing heavily on your minds. But when we consider why we celebrate Christmas, we can all find joy and hope. Jeremiah tells us this promise of God: ‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord,…

Victory News – November 19, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Some of have left the Christian Church because they heard that Christianity hinders scientific progress. But Scripture shows that Jesus loved the natural world and taught us to investigate it so that we might know the Creator even better. When we look at Jesus’ words, we will be encouraged to study science, and discover how the world works. Did you know that many leading scientists of today are Christians? Francis S. Collins, a physician and the…

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 27, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, For many of us this Thanksgiving was drastically different than in the past. Whatever your Thanksgiving looked like, I hope and pray your stomach was full of food and that your heart was full of gratitude to God. As I scanned social media and talked with family and friends, I heard a number of comments about how people wished they were with their extended families but they were also glad that were able to keep their…

Victory News – November 20, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently, I met with my doctor, and I asked her, “What should I be doing to stay healthy during the pandemic?” She said, “The most important thing you can do is strengthen your immune system. You can do that by taking more Vitamin C and D.” She went on to explain that we can’t always stop all the attacks that are coming from the outside. But we can make ourselves as strong as possible on the…

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…

Victory News – November 22, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear friends, Have you ever played the kids game “follow the leader?” In this game, one person is the leader and the rest line up by behind him/her and do whatever the leader does or they get disqualified from the game. For Christians, Jesus is not only a Savior but also our Lord, our Leader. Jesus didn’t just teach; he led by example:  Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just…

Victory News – December 7, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Christmas traditions. We all have them. Some of us have the tradition of opening up Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, while others of us open presents on Christmas Day. Some have the tradition of colored lights on the tree, while others only do white. For some, Christmas traditions revolve around the homemade cookies or candies. For some, it is the tradition of having everybody home. I’m sure you are already thinking of a number of traditions…

Victory News – November 30, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Is your tree up? Real or artificial? Are your lights white or colored? What kinds of ornaments do you have? Maybe they are made by the kids, ones that were gifts, or maybe some are family heirlooms. Do you have a star, angel, or something else on top? Maybe you have ribbon on your tree. Do you like how it looks? On Good Friday, the tree was real. There were no lights. In fact, it got…