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Victory News - God's Unconditional Love

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Dear Friends,

This week I ran across an old grocery store bag in the corner of the garage. It was heavier than I expected it to be. That’s because there were a couple rocks in it. (What…you don’t keep a bag of rocks in your garage too!?)

Rocks like the one pictured above. And I was reminded of my shortcomings. You see, five people who weren’t able to attend our VotL groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2015 gave me their “prayer rocks” which I promised I was going to press into the concrete foundation of our ministry center building along with the hundred or so other prayer rocks that people made at the groundbreaking ceremony.

But these five rocks in the grocery store bag didn’t make it. I failed to put them in the foundation. They found their way instead into the corner of the parsonage garage. And I couldn’t help but wonder, How many other things have I failed to do over the years of serving as a pastor here? How many other things have I overlooked or in my weakness failed to say or …

Victory News - High Hopes with God

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Dear Friends,

Get your hopes up high! That’s the theme of Pastor Bill’s message coming up this weekend as we begin a new series called New Year Revolution.

And I understand if some of you might be thinking, “Yeah, right!” Or, “Sounds like wishful thinking to me.”

But it’s not. Not when our Almighty and Gracious God is involved! Not when we’re talking about the Source of forgiveness, joy, freedom, radical generosity, and audacious faith. Not when God who made our hearts also knows just how to heal them and then even to begin using us to bring his healing to others.

Hope / Identity / Community / Purpose / Love

I need these things. You need these things. The world needs these things. The good news is that the church of Jesus Christ is uniquely able to offer them.

Please join me and Pastor Bill the next five Sundays as God produces in our hearts and lives what we could never produce on our own. We’re going to marvel at the revolutionary truth of the gospel and how the message of God’s graciou…