The Gospel Expressed

The Gospel Expressed

Since earlier this year, we have wanted to grow in our understanding of the gospel and develop a greater love for God’s word. That’s why we embarked on a twenty-two-week series on the book of Romans. In the first part of the series, we focused on The Gospel Explained, highlighting the power of the gospel and the greatness of the mercy of God toward His people. We also talked about The Mission Continues, focusing on the power and fulfillment of the gospel in the lives of individuals and nations.

For the next five weeks, we will be looking at how we can respond in view of God’s mercy. In the last five chapters of his letter to the Romans, Paul outlined how we can live out the gospel by serving and loving others, submitting to authority, and being united as a Church.

Here is the schedule of our series:

  • Week 18: Gifts of Grace (October 10)
  • Week 19: Love in Action (October 17)
  • Week 20: Christian Duties (October 24)
  • Week 21: Welcome Others (October 31)
  • Week 22: Unity of the Gospel (November 7)

Due to the restrictions on gatherings, our worship services are temporarily online. You can join one of our online services on this list.

We pray that this series will encourage you to seek God and grow in Christlikeness. Let us continue to honor God and make disciples wherever we may be!

The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues

Our calling and mission as a church has always been to honor God and make disciples in every campus and every nation. Even with the recent pandemic and restrictions on movement worldwide, we make God’s mission for us a priority. While the world may have seemingly stopped, the mission continues.

Join us in the next two weeks as we discover the power of the gospel to transform not just individuals but also nations. As we study the book of Romans, our prayer is that like Paul, we will seek to preach the gospel where Christ is not yet known.

Here is the schedule of our new series:

  • Week 1: The Gospel’s Power (September 27)
  • Week 2: The Gospel’s Fulfillment (October 4)

We pray that this series will encourage you to participate in what God is doing in the nations by praying, giving, and going. Together, let us bring the gospel to every nation!

 

Due to the community quarantine, our worship services are temporarily online. You can join one of our online services on this list.

Generationship

Generationship

As a church, we are called to reach the next generation—aka the future leaders of our society. This is why we value building relationships with them and setting them up for success. For the next two weeks, we will be looking at the lives of Saul and David, and how they viewed the next generation. While Saul disobeyed God, did not submit to His plans, and pursued his own interests, David served God’s purposes in his own generation (Acts 13:36) and paved the way for the next generations to succeed.

In studying their lives, we hope that we will intentionally set up the next generation to succeed in God’s purpose for their lives.

Here is the schedule of our new series:

  • Week 1: Saul and Jonathan (August 30)
  • Week 2: David and Solomon (September 6)

We pray that this series will encourage you to see our future with hope as we continue to make disciples and equip the next generation for God’s purposes in their lives!

 

Due to the community quarantine, our worship services are temporarily online. You can join one of our online services on this list.

Amazing Grace: Midyear Prayer and Fasting 2020

Amazing Grace: Midyear Prayer and Fasting 2020

Our need for God’s amazing grace is evident now more than ever. On July 7–9, we will come together as a church to seek God and persevere in prayer as we ask Him to heal our land.

Every year, we have been dedicating the first weeks of January and July to prayer, fasting, and consecration. To help us study God’s word during the midyear fast, we have uploaded our devotionals online. You may access them here. You may also check YouVersion and the Victory app. Our Morning Worship & Prayer videos on Victory’s Facebook page will continue to be available.

We hope that the above resources will help unite our church in praying and fasting together and in experiencing and discovering God’s amazing grace. Together, let us believe for God’s grace to change every life, family, and nation. We’re excited to encounter Him and His grace in new ways as we pray and fast as a church!

A Father’s Heart

A Father’s Heart

This weekend, we will honor the role of fathers and recognize their influence in our homes and society.

A Father’s Heart is a preaching message for Father’s Day based on Psalm 128. As we study this psalm, we hope that we will have a deeper understanding of God as our Father and be encouraged to walk in obedience to Him.

As we celebrate this Sunday, let us worship God, our Heavenly Father, and ask Him to show us how we can honor the fathers in our lives today.

See you at our online worship services this weekend!

 

Due to the enhanced community quarantine, our worship services are temporarily online. Visit this page to check the schedules of our online services or follow your local church on social media. 

Beauty in Strength

Beauty in Strength

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we want to commemorate and honor the role of mothers and recognize their godly influence in our homes and society.

In the Bible, a mother named Jochebed displayed courage, strength, and immense trust in God in the midst of a challenging time in history. She did not let fear overcome her faith. We will look more into her story this weekend to understand the beauty that God brings through mothers.

May Jochebed and the rest of the mothers inspire us to display beauty in strength as we overcome fear and respond in faith. See you at our online worship services this weekend!

 

Due to the enhanced community quarantine, our worship services are temporarily online. Visit this page to check the schedules of our online services or follow your local church on social media. 

Perspective Series

Perspective Series

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, how do we respond as Christians? From what perspective do we choose to view the things happening around us? Do our hearts mirror the unrest unfolding each day, or do we shift our perspective and look to God amid the crisis?

For three weeks, we will look at Psalm 23 and learn more about God’s promises of provision, protection, and peace. In spite of what’s happening, we can find comfort in God—our Shepherd—who guides us, restores us, and meets all our needs.

Here are the topics for each week:

  • Week 1: Provision
  • Week 2: Peace
  • Week 3: Protection
  • Week 4: Presence

As we walk through dark valleys and battle each day in this pandemic, we have a Shepherd who leads us and quiets our hearts. Let us shift our perspective and focus our eyes on God alone. There are green pastures and still waters ahead of us. Knowing that He is our Shepherd not just secures us, but empowers us to declare who He is so that others can seek Him, too.

Let us look to God and encourage others to find comfort in His promises of provision, protection, and peace. See you at our online worship services!

 

Due to the enhanced community quarantine, our worship services are temporarily online. Visit this page to check the schedules of our online services or follow your local church on social media. 

Join us on Sunday for Unite!

Join us on Sunday for Unite!

Unite is a preaching message based on UNITE714, a global movement calling churches to pray together in light of COVID-19. 

UNITE714’s mission is to unite churches across the globe in prayer “for a miraculous healing of our lands from the coronavirus and a spiritual awakening among the nations.” This is a response against the current crisis based on 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

On Sunday, April 19, we will come together in prayer and believe that God will move in our homes, cities, and nation.

Due to the enhanced community quarantine, our worship services are temporarily online. You can join one of our online services on this list.

Let’s continue to face this crisis with faith and hope that comes from the Lord. See you on Sunday!

Holy Week Devotional — A New Hope

Holy Week Devotional — A New Hope

In many contexts, Holy Week is traditionally a time for reflection on the suffering, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. And in this season where most of the world is reeling from a pandemic, as believers, we can take this time to be in God’s word like never before.

We have prepared a four-day devotional to help you understand and appreciate Christ’s finished work on the cross and His resurrection. The English and Filipino versions of the devotional are available in the links below and the Resources tab on the Victory app.

Holy Week Devotional

We also encourage you to read the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Let’s come before God and focus on His unchanging character and promises amidst the news and noise.

We pray that this will be a time where we will find new hope in Christ for our lives, our families, our communities, and our nation.

A New Hope Series

A New Hope Series

In a time of fear, uncertainty, and grief, we can find new hope in Jesus Christ. He is the hope of our salvation and our hope in every situation.

For the first two Sundays, we are looking at the life of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. Then, on May 31, June 7, and June 14, we are going to learn about the Holy Spirit and how we are empowered to minister. The Holy Spirit enables us to live godly lives, heals our brokenness, and fills us with boldness to proclaim God’s Word.

Here are the topics for this series:

  • Week 1: April 5 (Palm Sunday)
  • Week 2: April 12 (Resurrection Sunday)
  • Week 3: May 31 (Pentecost Sunday)
  • Week 4: June 7 (Spirit-Empowered Prayer for Healing)
  • Week 5: June 14 (Spirit-Empowered Prayer for Boldness)

We pray that this series will encourage, strengthen, and give you new hope during this global crisis. May God keep you and your families safe!

 

Due to the enhanced community quarantine, our worship services are temporarily online. Visit this page to check the schedules of our online services or follow your local church on social media. 

The Gospel Explained Series

The Gospel Explained Series

Understanding the gospel and how it affects our lives will allow us to have a deeper appreciation of God’s love.

From March 8 to October 18, we will have a series spread over the year about the gospel, as explained in the book of Romans.

The book of Romans was written by the apostle Paul. He wrote it at a time when there was great persecution and conflict between Christians of Jewish origin and Christians who were Gentiles. Through the message of the gospel, Paul hoped to see the two walking in unity with each other.

As we dig deep into God’s word in the next 23 weeks, may we have a clearer understanding and appreciation of God’s love for us. May it also inspire us to walk in unity as we live lives pleasing to God.

Know more about the gospel in our new series! See you at our worship services across the Philippines!

Discipleship 2020: Empower

Discipleship 2020: Empower

Today, a total of 23,410 Victory group leaders and interns in over 50 locations across the Philippines gathered simultaneously for Discipleship 2020! This conference was the first time our provincial churches—from up north in Ilocos Norte to down south in General Santos—participated in the event at the same time as Victory in Metro Manila. 

Since 2017, our discipleship conferences have been about each part of the discipleship journey: Engage, Establish, Equip—and now, Empower. We believe that our discipleship journey can’t end with equipping believers to minister­­­­­. As followers of Christ, we are empowered to make disciples.

To further reinforce the message of this year’s discipleship conference, Pastor Steve Murrell talked about how Saul (eventually Paul) was immediately empowered to make disciples and preach the gospel. He taught us that we don’t have to wait long before we start leading others to Christ. 

When Pastor Steve and Dr. Rice Broocks came here in the Philippines in 1984, they did the same thing to over 150 Filipino youth in the heart of the University Belt. They preached the gospel to them, established biblical foundations in their lives, equipped them to do the work of the ministry, and empowered them to lead. They didn’t wait for years before empowering them to preach the gospel and make disciples. They didn’t look at what they lacked or didn’t know at that time. Instead, they allowed them to grow in strength by empowering them. We plan to continue doing this as a church.

Our recently concluded conference is a great reminder that discipleship is about doing just that: having progress in the right direction, not perfection. Once we learn to empower others in making disciples, we will be amazed at what God can do in and through us and in the lives of the people we empower to lead.

Let us continue to do what we are called to do as a church, and through empowered leaders, see our nation transformed by the gospel!

On a Journey Series

On a Journey Series

Discipleship is about following Jesus and going on a journey with Him and other people. It’s about relationships.

In this series, we will look at the life of Jesus, who—throughout His lifetime—exhibited a posture of following God, fishing for people, and walking with others. He is the perfect example of discipleship.

Here are the topics for each week:

  • Week 1: Be One
  • Week 2: Make One
  • Week 3: Walk with One

May this series help us understand discipleship and encourage us to have a growth-filled journey with God and the people around us.

Let’s go on a journey together! See you at our worship services across the Philippines!

Amazing Grace Series

Amazing Grace Series

There is no better way to start the year than to come to God and reflect on His grace. As we look forward to what God will do in and through us this year, let us remember His goodness and grace through our new series, Amazing Grace.

God’s grace affects every area of our lives, including our behavior and our relationship with Him. As we seek God, may we be expectant of the amazing things that He will do in and through us this year.

Below are the topics for our upcoming sermon series:

  • Week 1: Justifying Grace
  • Week 2: Sufficient Grace
  • Week 3: Sanctifying Grace
  • Week 4: Enriching Grace
  • Week 5: Inviting Grace

Through this series, may we all have a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s amazing and life-transforming grace.

See you at our worship services in Metro Manila or at any of our churches across the Philippines!