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Victory Blog Changes

By |February 1st, 2017|General News|0 Comments

We are switching to a new theme for our blog.  It will take some time to get things set right. Thanks for your patience….

New Beginnings

By |January 1st, 2017|General News|0 Comments

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God…”

A new year feels like a new beginning. Maybe that’s why there’s so much excitement over it, off with the old and on with the new. A chance to start over, learn from our mistakes and start fresh in the new year. The new year feels full of possibilities of what may and can be. Who doesn’t want a new lease on life?

This is exactly what every person gets when they accept Christ into their hearts and lives. Not a remodeling job, not a makeover or a refurbished heart and mind, but a brand new beginning. What sounds like a fairytale that’s too good to be true can become a reality. God tells us in the Bible, “If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature, old things are passed away, behold ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

How about you? Are you wishing your life were different and that you could start all over? Well, you can. If you’ve never asked Christ to save you and forgive you of your sins and invited Him into your heart and life and make it brand new, you can today. Do it now right where you are and make this a new year of new beginnings!

C. H. Spurgeon: Christ Our All

By |August 29th, 2016|General News|0 Comments

“[Christ’s] wisdom is our direction, his knowledge our instruction, his power our protection, his justice our surety, his love our comfort, his mercy our solace, and his immutability our trust. He makes no reserve, but opens the recesses of the Mount of God and bids us dig in its mines for the hidden treasures.”

On the Lighter Side: The Joys of Having Sons

The following came from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas…

Things I’ve learned from my boys (honest and not kidding:
1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep
2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
3.) A 3-year old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20×20 ft. room.
5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn’t stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh oh”, it’s already too late.
8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke…….lots of it.
9.) A six-year old boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old man says they can only do it in the movies.
10.) Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old boy.
11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
12.) Super glue is forever
13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.
14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15.) VCR’s do not eject “PB & J” sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.
20.) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.
21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
22.) The spin cycle on the washing machine will, however, make cats dizzy.
23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24.) 80% of men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.
25.) 80% of women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.
a) For those with no children – this is totally hysterical
b) For those who already have children past this age, this is hilarious.
c) For those who have children this age, this is not funny.
d) For those who have children nearing this age, this is a warning.

VBC 2016 VBS: Mountain Mysteries

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Mountain Mysteries

Vacation Bible School

July 23 – 6:15-8:00 PM

July 24-27 – 6:15-8:30 PM

July 28 – Parents’ Night – 7 PM

Grades Pre-Kindergarten – 6th

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VBC Snow Closing, 01/24/16

By |January 23rd, 2016|General News|0 Comments

All services for Victory Baptist Church on Sunday,  January 24 have been cancelled

Verse for the Day: Psalm 96:2

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.”

J Morris: Faith is the Victory

By |February 4th, 2015|General News|0 Comments

Encamped along the hills of light, Ye Christian soldiers rise,
And press the battle ere the night, Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know, That overcomes the world.

This first verse harks back to several battles in the Old Testament where Israel, through faith in God, conquered many foes greater in number and better equipped than they. But the symbolism goes further. The word for “world” is the Greek word kosmos, implying, in context, the world system of thought arrayed in opposition to God. “We know that we are of God, and the whole world [i.e., kosmos] lieth in wickedness” (1 John 5:19).
Strangely enough, Scripture here does not say that through faith we will overcome and gain the victory. Rather, it explains that faith itself is the victory. Evidently, with victorious faith, the overcoming is automatic.
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). (from Days of Praise, Institute for Creation Research)

Adrian Rogers: Real Love Covers

By |January 16th, 2015|General News|0 Comments

“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” Proverbs 10:12
There are people in every fellowship who take joy in finding something bad about somebody else. When they hear something ugly, they take great delight in exposing it.
Love does not rejoice in iniquity. Love wishes that it never happened. Love tries to cover it up. That doesn’t mean we condone sin, we cover it. Not “cover-up,” but cover. Let me illustrate.
Noah had three sons, Ham, Shem, and Japheth. Ham came and saw his father’s nakedness and was quick to tell others. Shem and Japheth walked backward into the tent and covered their father to help him cover his shame – not to condone what he had done, but to cover it.

J. D. Morris: The God Who Is Over Time

By |December 31st, 2014|General News|0 Comments

God has graciously revealed enough that we know He has a wonderful plan, but the details are known by Him alone. They are under His “own power,” or authority. Certainly He knows the future, but more than that, He controls it.
And why not? He created time (Genesis 1:1); surely He can exercise authority over it. Surely the “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13) can control the destinies of individuals and nations. “Power” to work out His good pleasure rests solely with “the only wise God our Saviour . . . now and ever” (Jude 25). [from ICR]

Adrian Rogers: We’re Going On

By |December 31st, 2014|General News|0 Comments

On this New Year’s Eve, you may be wondering what is going to happen. Years ago, some men were on a leaky old ship in the middle of a rough and stormy sea. One of them asked the captain, “Are we safe?” He said, “Well, the boilers are weak and may explode at any moment. The ship is taking on water. To be very honest with you, we may go up, or we may go down, but at any rate, we are going on.”
And that’s the way we are as we face this new year. Jesus may come; we may go up. We may die, and go down and then up, but at any rate, we are going on.

Adrian Rogers:Give God What He Wants

By |October 3rd, 2014|General News|0 Comments

We have nothing that God needs. Think about that. If I were to give God my riches, I couldn’t make Him richer. He owns everything. If I were to give God my wisdom, I wouldn’t make Him wiser. He is the all-wise God. If I were to give God my power, I couldn’t make God more powerful. He is omnipotent.

God wants only one thing from His children—our hearts. If we pray to God without giving Him our heart, we are mocking Him. If we preach without giving God our hearts, we are preaching in ignorance. – LWF