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Victory News

Is there a grand scheme of things?

Is there a plan?

Are we all like chess pieces, worse yet like pawns?

If you’re like me and you’ve ever thought, “I’m not so sure…” join me tomorrow as we continue our series People of the Passion and find a surprising answer to those questions.

Bible Quest Team—Whether you want to work directly with kids, greet or work behind the scenes, Bible Quest has an opportunity for you to serve! In case you missed it last week, here’s a short video we showed that teaches how God can use all of us. Also here’s the yellow handout we distributed with more information. Simply fill out the yellow card and return it to the BQ table Sunday or directly to Cassy, our Children’s Ministry Director.

Hospitality Team –As a church family we want to excel in creating a friendly, comfortable place where all our guests feel welcome. The next couple weeks in the back of the worship folder you’ll find an outline of our plan to include a greater number of volunteers in w…

Victory News - People of the Passion

Two thousand years after Jesus’ life and death we may feel so far removed from the individuals who played a role in those events that we can’t imagine we share anything in common with them. Yet, a closer look reveals that their struggles, their questions, their fears, and their temptations really are incredibly contemporary.

The People of the Passion: what can we learn about them? What can we learn from them? What do they teach us about ourselves and our own faith struggles? During the 40 days leading up to Easter we are going to take a closer look at the people of the passion, examining their faith struggles and our own.

In this new series, we’re going to learn that we are more alike than we realize, not only in our faults and failings, but also in our need for a Savior and the redemption only he can bring.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. H…

Victory News - Profile Sharing

I first saw it happen while sitting in the bleachers at my daughter’s basketball game. Two moms bumped their phones together. On purpose! What were they doing? They were sharing contact information. It’s pretty cool. With a smartphone and a special app you can quickly and easily share all sorts of things actually when your phone comes in close proximity to another one—once you’ve identified it as one you want to share stuff with anyway.

Of course sharing sometimes isn’t quite as simple when it comes to human interactions (sharing anything beyond a friendly fist bump that is!). Relationships are often complicated. And yet as we wrap up our Profile series this Sunday, we’re going to learn how God wants us to live out our own new spiritual profile that we’ve received through Jesus Christ in relationship with other people. We’ll see how we can share the status we’ve received as children of God with others.

What does this look like? Join me this Sunday as we study Colossians 3:1…

Victory News - Be Loved and Love

Next Saturday is Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry, I’m not saying you should start panicking. But the ads would have you think, “Time's running out to find that perfect gift to give your special someone this Valentine's Day, something that really makes them feel loved and valued.” At least that’s what the internet wanted to remind me of this morning. Sounds like a lot of pressure, doesn’t it?

Well the good news is that whether you find a nice gift for that special someone in your life or not, or whether you have a special someone in your life or not (that’s ok too), God has already given each of us the perfect gift that guarantees we are loved and valued! He has given us Jesus Christ, his Son, to be our perfect, all-sufficient Savior. So much does God love us! Because God has given us his dearest and his best, we can have the assurance that there is no good thing that God will ever withhold from us that we need. He loves us! This we know.

Join me again this Sunday as we…