As Filipinos, celebrating the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ every year is culturally ingrained in us. Holy Week has become a tradition for most, if not all, of us as it affects what we eat, how we act, and what we say for about a week or so. Even though most of us know the why in our minds, we tend to miss upholding the why in our hearts.
From March 28 to April 4, let us reflect on and dive deep into the passion of Jesus Christ, the reason for our salvation, and see what it means for us today. The monumental event that happened more than 2,000 years ago is not just a historical fact; it can and will change the way we live and bring us back to our original purpose in God. More than a time to mourn or reflect, we can celebrate because we know that through Jesus’ sacrifice, we can experience His love, healing, glory, and victory in our lives.
We have provided devotional materials for you to use as you observe the Holy Week in your homes safely. You may download them here:
We hope and pray that as we reflect on the finished work of Christ and His mission for us, we can be salt and light to others and bring God’s kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.
Pain, troubles, and suffering are part of life. And often, we can be consumed by these difficulties we face. However, God’s word shows us a different way: Jesus heals us, restores us, and gives us the power to overcome our difficulties. But it doesn’t stop with us. We can help others do the same. We are the salt and light that can reach out to others and extend the love and power God has given to us (Matthew 5:13–16).
Now that we are God’s people, our understanding of our realities stems from the truth of His word and a desire to advance His kingdom. His word allows us to apply His truths, helps us respond in faith, and causes us to actively take part in discipling a nation.
For the next six weeks, we will talk about God’s restoration plan for the world through the book of Isaiah. Join us as we learn more about these topics for our upcoming series:
- Week 1: God versus False Religion (March 14)
- Week 2: God versus Oppressors (March 21)
- Week 3: Jesus, The Righteous King (March 28)
- Week 4: Jesus, The Suffering Servant (April 4)
- Week 5: God’s Righteous People (April 11)
- Week 6: God’s Plan of Renewal (April 18)
We hope that this series will help us continue to be the salt and light, actively reaching people and taking part in what God is doing to restore the world to Himself.
Following health and safety protocols, we have resumed some worship services onsite while continuing to meet online. You may join us by checking the schedules here or your Victory location’s Facebook page.
We tend to hinge our emotions on our present realities and circumstances. The reality is there will always be trouble and hardships that will shake us every now and then. But we don’t have to worry or fret; we can rejoice because we have joy that does not depend on our present reality and we have all we need and more in Christ!
In the next four weeks, we will be studying Paul’s letter to the Philippians, which he wrote while he was in prison! Despite the trials and difficulties he faced, he was able to endure and come to this conclusion: No amount of difficulty can ever steal the fullness of joy we have in Christ.
Join us as we learn more about these topics for our upcoming series:
- Week 1: Joy in Suffering (February 7)
- Week 2: Joy in Relationships (February 14)
- Week 3: Joy in Pursuing Christ (February 21)
- Week 4: Joy in All Circumstances (February 28)
We hope that this series will help us learn to find contentment, hope, and joy in Christ in spite of our circumstances and share this fullness of joy to those around us!
Following health and safety protocols, we have resumed some worship services onsite while continuing to meet online. You may join us by checking schedules here or your Victory location’s Facebook page.
The year 2020 was far from ordinary. We began the year by focusing and reflecting on the amazing grace of God, and we had no idea how much we would need it! God’s grace has brought us through some of the toughest challenges of life as a church and as individuals. Because of this, we can welcome each day and this new year with gratitude for everything God has done for, in, and through us.
This year, we will grow in our understanding of God’s goodness and greatness. We want to talk about our Awesome God because God is awesome! Our fitting response to the awesomeness of God is two-fold: we will fear God and we will grow in our love for Him.
Here are the topics for our sermon series:
- Week 1: God’s Self-Existence (January 3)
- Week 2: God’s Peace (January 10)
- Week 3: God’s Compassion (January 17)
- Week 4: God’s Redemption (January 24)
- Week 5: God’s Mission (January 31)
We hope you can join us in our time of prayer, fasting, and consecration from January 11 to 15. Visit https://victory.org.ph/fasting2021/ to download our devotionals, join our prayer meetings, and share your story about our Awesome God.
Our hope is that this series and consecration week will help us see not only the greatness of God but also His goodness, and that we will be able to hold on to these in a new way.
Following health and safety protocols, we have resumed some worship services onsite while continuing to meet online. You may join us by checking schedules here.