From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for December 16

In the first chapter of Isaiah, God expresses his dissatisfaction with the sacrifices Israel offered (Is. 1:11–16). On the outside, they are doing exactly as God asked: they sacrifice rams and bulls, fat and blood, lambs, goats, and incense. They honor the Sabbath....

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for December 2

Last week, we heard from the Persecuted church and International Christian Response, one of the groups we support by our missions giving. According the Voice of the Martyrs, Since Jesus laid down His life, 43 million Christians have become martyrs. Right now 200...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 25

Last week, I talked a bit about communicating with younger people and people at Victory that are not in the same generation as you or me. Why is it important? I love that Paul clearly defines why it is important and why it matters to the church in Philippi: “I am torn...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 18

Last week, we started a discussion on communicating, especially with younger people about sharing the how’s and why’s of your faith. Why is this important? Because every generation needs to learn to share the gospel in a way that “fits” and heard in a way that is...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 11

Ever wonder if you’ll be able to continue to communicate effectively to younger people as you get older? I’ve been wondering about that and an excellent article in Christianity Today by Josh Ott got me thinking. He points out that current church culture often suggests...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 4

What kind of connection do you have to your church? I recently read an article asking this very question in the Evangelical Free Church of America web update newsletter by Kerry Doyal. So here goes, what connection do we have to our church, Victory Christian...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 28

Last week, I began a discussion about why people are leaving the organized church for various reasons, often saying that the church is no longer practicing the New Testament approach to “doing church.” Let’s continue this discussion which why organized church, as...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 21

Last week, I began a discussion about why people are leaving the organized church for various reasons, often saying that the church is no longer practicing the New Testament approach to “doing church.” Today and next week, I would like to continue this discussion in a...

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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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