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Victory News - Last Week of July

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Dear Friends,

What does a Japanese dish called Fugu and our celebration of the Lord’s Supper have in common?

Both require careful preparation before partaking.

Join me this Sunday as we explore an important passage in the Bible that teaches us about what the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (aka Holy Communion) is, the incredible gifts that this sacrament actually gives, and how to be properly prepared to receive its blessings for your soul’s eternal good.

Get a head start on the sermon text by reading it ahead of time… 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

Click here to watch this past Sunday’s sermon based on 1 Corinthians 9 about how our goal as a church is to win souls with the gospel, loving people enough to meet them where they are.

Victory Kids – For the summer months of July and August, we will have our Victory Kids ministry during the 9 am service only. There will be no Victory Kids during the 10:45 service. Victory Kids will return to two services at the end of summer

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Victory News - 4th Week of July

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Dear Friends,

As a church… Why do we do what we do? Why do we say that having an outward focus is one of our core values? Why do we say that the needs of people outside the church should take priority over the preferences of those inside the church?

This Sunday’s message based on 1 Corinthians 9 provides a helpful filter for questions like these with the phrase… “for the sake of the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:23).

So join me this Sunday morning as we view both our church’s ministry and our personal lives as Christians through this gospel filter and apply what we might consider as the apostle Paul’s personal mission statement: I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings (1 Corinthians 9:22b-23).

Click here to watch this past Sunday’s sermon about how “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (1 Corinthians 8:1).

Victory Kids – For the summer months of July and August, we will…

Victory News - 2nd Week of July

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Dear Friends,

As another week draws to a close this evening, my heart is tugged by all the tension in our world. Yet at the same time I know that once again tomorrow morning God will speak to my heart a message of peace and hope—the message of a Savior who said: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Don’t you need to hear that? I do…and I’ll be the one preaching it!

(Click here to watch this past Sunday’s sermon, “It’s a Perfect Time to Grow Up!” Special thanks to our very own Prof. Bivens for filling in for me and preaching so I could officiate my brother-in-law’s wedding this past weekend down in Illinois.)

Mulch Day – What a fantastic crew who showed up today to mulch and water here at the minister center. Thank you so much, everyone. The place looks great!

Victory Kids – For the summer months of July and August, we will have our Victory Kids ministry during the 9 am service only. There will be no Victory Kids during the 10:45 …