What to Do If Your Influencers Have Issues
August 11, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
We are all influenced by someone. Fortunately, we can choose who our influencers are. But what do you do if you find out the influencers you have chosen have issues? This is important to talk about because we are required to have influencers in our lives, and they are all imperfect in one way or another. The scriptures give us practical insights to guide us to becoming better at allowing the right imperfect selective influences to help us mature as believers. That grumpy granny may be key to your spiritual growth.
Breaking the Poverty Spirit
August 4, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Poverty and lack are from the devil while provision and abundance are from God. (John 10:10) This is deeply established in the Bible and to believe otherwise is unscriptural. That is why it is important to break poverty mindsets that have kept believers in bondage for too long through generational curses, unredeemed attitudes and thought processes and even false teaching from the pulpit based on false humility. We declare war against poverty strongholds in our lives, our families, our church and our community!
His Purpose: Our First Love
July 28, 2019 • Rev. Tolbert Livingston
Satan is always in attack mode shooting fiery darts at the body of believers called the church. Our strength is found in unity with one another and our connection to the purposes and plans of Christ. To overcome Satan's attacks, we must consider some adjustments in our attitudes to set us up for overwhelming triumph.
Wake Up and Start Dreaming Again!
July 21, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Jesus Christ has a plan for our lives that is rich and fulfilling. It may not be exactly what we envisioned and we may have foretastes of it while largely trusting God for the rest. It is possible to have healthy dreams and goals while remaining pliable in the Master’s hands.
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.