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Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Passage: Luke 1:26-38
Duration: 25 mins 8 secs
Good news from the Lord may not be what you expect. When God favors you, you may be expecting His special grace. However, when God chooses you, that favor requires you to do something extraordinary, and it may not seem fair. God’s favor may mean your reputation may be at stake, you may experience pain and even scandal. Today on Standing on the Word, Pastor Victor shares that when the angel revealed to Mary that she was chosen to carry our Savior, she, a betrothed virgin, was faced with certain scandal and a damaged reputation for being an unwed mother. She would have to bear the pain and discomfort of carrying and giving birth to a child. Pastor shares the birth story in the message he entitles A Testimony in Time.
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Duration: 25 mins 8 secs
We worry and have anxiety because we don’t have enough faith to acknowledge that He will supply all of our needs. We know that God is obligated to keep His promises, so why aren’t we certain that He will do what He says. Why do we worry? Well today, on Standing on the Word, Pastor Victor help us understand that in the face of a seemingly uncertain future and the perversion that we are faced with, the good news is there is no need to worry. There is no need to be anxious. The Lord is in charge. He shares this message entitled, Don’t Worry About A Thing
Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Duration: 25 mins 7 secs
While we are a deeply divided people, there is consensus around one thing. These are chaotic, crazy times. We are all struggling to make sense out of nonsense. We find meaning by seeking faith. Our faith gives us an anchor. However, when faith becomes dogma it is dangerous because it challenges others who are not like us. It can lead to dangerous radicalism. Well. Today on Standing on the Word, pastor Victor shares this message to encourage us to keep our faith in God almighty. He is able and He can do anything. Pastor expands this thought in this message he entitles Faith Matters.
Sun, Nov 06, 2016
Passage: Psalm 30:4-7
Duration: 25 mins 8 secs
The rhythm of life is an ebb and flow, ups and downs, good and bad. We don’t exist without the good and the bad. The Psalmist in chapter 3 is in a season of night time. He is sick, his adversaries are ready to pounce and he feels God has abandoned him. He is moved to tears. Tears are a natural outpouring of grief and the heart’s way of speaking when there are no words. We should reflect on our tears to discover their meaning. We will find that tears are an expression of grief, absence or loss. The loss of becoming an empty-nester, dreams not realized, or the loss of a loved one no longer on our journey may all cause real grief. Give yourself permission to cry. Crying gives you relief from your grief. But don’t allow your grief to grow into dysfunction. Dysfunctional grief can lead to overeating, smoking, isolating one’s self and even worse. When grief is unhealthy that means you haven’t yet dealt with your grief. Guard against unhealthy grief by first, acknowledging that you are still here. God’s gift to you is the gift of life, and you can choose to rejoice. Rejoice because since you are still here and God can do anything. God’s favor, grace, love and mercy are with you. Grief did not overcome you. Secondly, remember that tears don’t last forever. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes with the morning. Lastly, know that each morning brings something new. Joy is available; a new lease on life is possible. Not just happiness, which is external, but joy. Joy comes from within. It comes from having a relationship with Jesus. Because we are His children he blesses us just because we are his. We just have to hold out until morning.’
Sun, Oct 30, 2016
Duration: 25 mins 6 secs
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Duration: 25 mins 4 secs
We have all been guilty of a transgression at one time or another. That's because we're not perfect. We all commit hurtful acts, violate trust, and hope for forgiveness. Today on Standing on the Word, Pastor Victor explains the direct Collation between Prayer and Forgiveness. It is when we go to God in prayer, we begin to process of forgiveness and strengthen our relationship with other.
Sun, Oct 09, 2016
Duration: 24 mins 56 secs
Every life has ups and downs. Joys are balanced with sorrows. Sometimes movements of sorrow can feel like you are in a pit. Today on Standing on the Word, Pastor Victor explores the reality of life in the pit and the reassurance that even from the bottom, there is a reason to look up. Pastor explains this in this message he entitles, Life in the Pits.
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Duration: 24 mins 54 secs
The Plus and Minus Inventory Part II. Last week, pastor shared part one of the message from the vantage point of the widow. This week on Standing on the Word, pastor takes a look at the same passage of scripture from the prophet’s perspective. There is a powerful quote from Lloyd Alfred Tennyson’s poem Ulysses that says while much has been taken, much abides. Pastor Victor picks up that theme in in part II of this message he entitles, The Plus and Minus Inventory.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Duration: 40 mins 18 secs
What do you value most in life? Have I lived my life according to God’s concept and precepts? Am I on the right track? All of this questions help us create a check list on life and requires us to take inventory to see how successful or deficit we are in many areas of our lives. Pastor Victor unpacks this spiritual discipline in this message he entitles, The Plus and Minus Inventory.
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
Duration: 25 mins 9 secs
Do you feel like you are destined for greatness? God has shown to you the possibilities of what your life can become, but you look around and your current predicament doesn’t give you that assurance? Well. Today on Standing on the Word, Pastor Victor remind us that God is able to more than we can think or imagine according to the spirit that is at work in us. If you find yourself in a place or despair, don’t lose hope because the promises of God as still yes and amen. Pastor Victor explains in this message he entitles, the Foundation of Hope.
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