From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for January 20

There are many great examples of good overcoming evil, but the greatest in history occurred some 2000 years ago when God sent His Son into the world. He wasn’t born in a palace, but in a stable outside an inn in a tiny, forgotten little village in Judea. No one...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for January 13

Last week, we discussed how being humble for most people brings to mind a form of weakness. If someone practices humility, it means they’re not a “go-getter” and don’t care about performance or working hard. Most of the time when we don’t humble ourselves, we are...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for December 30

Sunday’s message is talking about one of the names of Jesus from Isaiah 9:6: Everlasting Father.  Since I will be talking about how Jesus can be Jesus and be the Everlasting Father, I wanted to share a few extra thoughts that I won’t be able to cover in the...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for December 23

Last week, we talked about the change Isaiah prophesied in how God would provide himself as a sacrifice for our sins. As part of that amazing process, Isaiah 9:6 introduces Israel to powerful names for a son who was yet to come. Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God....

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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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