Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety
July 14, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Anticipatory anxiety is a fear of upcoming events. Many people suffer from this and it affects their jobs, education and relationships. Secular therapists often offer little more than coping mechanisms. The teaching of Jesus Christ offers a solution.
Freedom from Fear
July 7, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The American Psychological Association determined in 2015 that anxiety was the number one mental disorder. The Bible promises an abundant life for the believer. In this message we'll discuss the pathway from fear and anxiety to freedom and the abundant life of God.
Personal Sin and the Believer
June 30, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The disciple of Jesus Christ is no longer called a sinner but righteous. It’s a new identity that, if embraced, releases you from the power of sin. It is extremely self-defeating to embrace a sinful identity. Embracing a sin-identity instead of dealing properly with sin will cause decay, decline and death to have a foothold that is not proper or necessary for the believer.
Walking in God's Light
June 23, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The devil wants you to base your understanding of life upon worldly philosophies and precepts that are trendy, culturally acceptable and politically correct. This leads to moral and spiritual decline and ultimately separation from God. Jesus Christ wants us to base truth upon the unchanging Word of God that leads to life – abundant and eternal.
Discipleship Made Simple
June 16, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Starting from the promise to meet the disciples in Galilee, to delivering the Great Commission, we have been examining our general mission as believers, and introspectively as a local church. Today we will get even more personal by examining discipleship, defining it, and considering life changes necessary to be one.
How Are We Doing on Our Assignment?
Reflection is a good thing when it is focused on the right things. It helps us assess where we are at right now and re-calibrate if necessary. I want to take some time to discuss what we have accomplished at Victory Fellowship in light of the instructions Jesus Christ gave his and all future disciples of His. In doing so, we can rejoice over what has been accomplished for the kingdom and lock arms in agreement for future fruitfulness.
The Great Invitation
June 2, 2019 • Pastor Sam Hari
Jesus gives each of us a great invitation to step into life beyond our imaginations empowered by His grace. No matter who you are, there is a purpose for you in Christ and He is just waiting for you to accept His invitation. This message is by Rev. Sam Hari, Chairman of Foursquare Malaysia.
The Field and the Vineyard
May 26, 2019 • Brandon Little
Today our passage comes from Proverbs 24:30-34 and we’re going to be talking about the field and the vineyard. Jesus came for sinners and there are no hopeless cases. So, I want to encourage you to look after your spiritual life as if everything that happens in this world and eternity depends on it, because it does.
Effectively Undoing the Devil's Work
2019 Spirit-filled Life Series #3 • May 19, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Everyone who is a disciple of Jesus Christ is called into full time ministry. We can refuse or accept the challenge and be effective or less effective at it. The Holy Spirit has given us all we need to become effective at the work He has called us to do – to undo and destroy the work of the devil.
Kingdom Order, Charismata and Communion
2019 Spirit-filled Life Series #2 • May 5, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
There is an order Jesus Christ placed within the church that creates an atmosphere for the varied graces – charismata or gifts of the Holy Spirit – to be released. It brings us into a place of communion with Christ and one another resulting in the full-benefits or abundant life Jesus Christ paid for us to richly enjoy. (John 10:10; Psalm 103:2-6)
Desiring the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
2019 Spirit-filled Life Series #1 • April 28, 2019 • Adam Welty
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are important in the lives of every believer. Starting with the emphasis that Jesus placed on telling His disciples about their need for the Holy Spirit once He was gone, we continue looking through the New Testament at the important role the Holy Spirit plays in helping believers accomplish the purposes of God, becoming more like Jesus, and becoming a healthy Body that helps other people.
The Resurrection of Christ and Our New Life
Easter 2019 • April 21, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The Bible describes those who choose not to embrace Jesus Christ as dead in their sins. Those who embrace Jesus Christ now have life. How does that life affect you? Are you waiting for the afterlife or are you expecting the fruit of life to start working now? The Bible teaches its affects start now if embraced by faith.
Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
Good Friday • April 19, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
It's one of the great questions of all time. Why did Jesus have to die? Wasn't there another way? It is actually important that it all went down the way it did and understanding the reason has eternal and temporal implications for us.
The Discipline of Scripture Reading
March 31, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The Bible is our life manual. No understanding of it, partial understanding of it or a misguided understanding of it can be detrimental to our quality of life. But if we intentionally set out to understand the scriptures, life can be set upon a path that is both beautiful and fulfilling. There is no other book that carries the weight, authority and impact of the Judeo-Christian scriptures. Without the Bible we are left to develop our own misguided personal philosophy of life that simply anesthetizes our slow death.
The Discipline of Quiet
March 31, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Life can become a rat race full of endless, self-defeating, pointless pursuits. We are running harder all the time to get the ever-so-elusive reward. We surround ourselves with ever-increasing noise, so we never hear the little voice that says, “Stop it!” Can you embrace the faith to believe God rewards your rest?
The Discipline of Self-Denial
March 17, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Abstinence is the discipline of denying yourself something in order to reposition Jesus Christ in your life. This will begin to train yourself to be more responsive to God and less responsive to the temporal things of the flesh. Denying yourself something during Lent will give you something additional to celebrate on Resurrection Sunday; not only has Jesus Christ risen from the dead, but His life caused something new to rise up in you.
A Distinctively Different Life
March 10, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Jesus Christ gave His believers a new identity. Embracing this new identity is the foundation for the new, abundant life in Him. Holding to an old identity handicaps our spiritual development and keeps us from God's best for our lives. Learn some key ways many still hold the old identity hindering themselves and ways we can move forward by embracing the identity He has given us.
Provision for Your Whole Household
Family and Life #2 • February 24, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
God created man and woman to live in a place of beauty and provision. The curse reversed all that and made life a terrible fruitless labor. Jesus Christ’s plan of redemption is also to restore that Father-Provider relationships we were created to enjoy. To build our house on solid financial footing, it must be built upon the Rock. Jesus Christ is the Rock.