From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 14

As a pastor, I’ve heard many times. “I’m done with church.” Or “I don’t really need to go to church…my relationship with God is personal.” Or “I’ve had it with organized religion.” Or “The church is a man-made invention, not God’s idea.” Or even, since the church is...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 7

A sweet lady handed me a little slip of paper after church one Sunday to encourage me. I unfolded it and it read: “God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.” At first, I wasn’t sure if it was a compliment or a criticism. While it is uncertain who...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 30

It’s so easy to skim over the ‘minor characters’ in Scripture, isn’t it? Men and women whose names are mentioned only once or twice – about whom very little is said. Epaphras is one of those names that only appears 3 times in the Bible (Col 1.7, 4.12; Philemon 23). He...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 23

I have been meditating for the past few weeks on what it means to be “Imitators of Christ” as described in Philippians 2:1-10. How did Jesus empty himself for us? He looks after the interests of others. He makes Himself nothing. And He did it, not just on the Cross,...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 16

I have been meditating for the past few weeks on what it means to be “Imitators of Christ” as described in Philippians 2:1-10. Over the next few weeks, let me share a few thoughts. As Christians, we are faced repeatedly with scandal from ‘Christian” leaders, factions...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 9

I have been meditating for the past few weeks on what it means to be “Imitators of Christ” as described in Philippians 2:1-10. Over the next few weeks, let me share a few thoughts. There can be no doubt that what Paul is talking about in this passage is so radically...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 2

Today, I want to share with you a post from Adriana Schuler, a pastor’s wife and mother from Spokane that I have a lot of respect for, not just as a tremendous person, but as a deeply committed follower of Jesus. So, let’s listen in, and feel free to share your...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for August 26

This week, Victory is voting on starting an accelerated payoff on our mortgage, hopefully saving over $100,000 in interest. This started me thinking about why a place of worship is important. David, our deacon of Buildings and Maintenance, gave me a copy of a short...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk

It is never easy to deal with disappointment. It is real and will visit us from time to time. Learning to live and work through it will save you from a life of resentment and bitterness. Identifying disappointment will help us know what to expect and perhaps give us...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for August 12

Today’s message is a fun summary on how we can see the whole Bible unfold. But the key to this exercise is we can see Jesus revealed in every page. As Christians, we know that the Bible is much more than just words on a page. It is God’s way of speaking directly to...

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