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Victory Bible Baptist Church
4532 Route 9n
Porter Corners, NY 12859

(518) 893-7059

Pastor Dexter and Maribeth Taylor
Pastor Dexter and Maribeth Taylor
  • “To whom be glory for ever. Amen” – Romans 11:36
    “To whom be glory for ever.” This should be the single desire of the Christian. All other wishes must be subservient and tributary to this one. The Christian may wish for prosperity in his business, but only so far as it may help him to promote this-“To him be glory for ever.” He may desire […]

I saw this poem this morning that brings Veterans Day into perspective. I thought it worthy to share and hoped it would give each one who reads it a little deeper appreciation for our Veterans. DLT

by Andrea Christensen Brett

You may not know me the first time we meet
I'm just another you see on the street
But I am the reason you walk and breathe free
I am the reason for your liberty

I work in the local factory all day
I own the restaurant just down the way
I sell you insurance, I start your IV
I've got the best-looking grandkids you'll ever see

I'm your grocer, your banker
Your child's schoolteacher
I'm your plumber, your barber
Your family's preacher
But there's part of me you don't know very well
Just listen a moment, I've a story to tell

I joined the service while still in my teens
I traded my prom dress for camouflage greens
I'm the first in my family to do something like this
I followed my father, like he followed his

Defying my fears and hiding my doubt
I married my sweetheart before I shipped out
I missed Christmas, then Easter
The birth of my son
But I knew I was doing what had to be done

I served on the battlefront, I served on the base
I bound up the wounded
And begged for God's grace
I gave orders to fire, I followed commands
I marched into conflict in far distant lands

In the jungle, the desert, on mountains and shores
In bunkers, in tents, on dank earthen floors
While I fought on the ground, in the air, on the sea
My family and friends were home praying for me

For the land of the free and the home of the brave
I faced my demons in foxholes and caves
Then one dreaded day, without drummer or fife
I lost an arm, my buddy lost his life

I came home and moved on
But forever was changed
The perils of war in my memory remained
I don't really say much, I don't feel like I can
But I left home a child, and came home a man

There are thousands like me
Thousands more who are gone
But their legacy lives as time marches on
White crosses in rows
And names carved in queue
Remind us of what these brave souls had to do

I'm part of a fellowship, a strong mighty band
Of each man and each woman
Who has served this great land
And when Old Glory waves
I stand proud, I stand tall
I helped keep her flying over you, over all

Copyright Andrea C. Brett 2003

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I started an article three weeks ago that would highlight the uniqueness of Victory Bible Baptist Church. I took some time to explain that we are not Protestant nor are we a denomination. I also explained that we have two officers in the Church according to Scripture, which are that of pastor and deacon. There are also two ordinances and they are the Lord’s supper and baptism. We also took the time last week to show that the authority which governs us as a Church body is the Bible, God’s holy word. The Bible is the source from which we get all the doctrines we believe and practice. The last thing we mentioned last week was the fact that no one comes to the Father except through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is defined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 as the death burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope these things have been helpful in having and understanding of what we believe and practice as believers.

There is something else that makes VBBC a very unique Church Family and that is the spirit of our Church. Though we preach and seek to live a sanctified/holy life, we also realize that we are not the judge of others. A discerning heart gives our Church the ability to see people where they are and a desire to help them in whatever capacity we can to be like Christ. This causes us to pray and not gossip or criticize others. This means we practice individual soul liberty. Every person will stand before the Lord for the things done in this body whether it is good or bad. This also causes us to make ourselves available to answer questions and to be instructors for those who are sincerely growing in the Lord. Romans 2:1-11, is a very clear passage that explains this and helps us see others and ourselves through our Lord eyes.

Our Church also has a spirit of giving. I don’t think in all the years of being a Pastor I have seen people so willing to give to the Lord and to others. I have been given an envelope, cash, and gift cards to give to others. I have seen our missionary giving become more than 10 times what it was 4 ½ years ago. I have watched our Church family do things for others like cook meals, or desserts, just to be a blessing. Still others have used their talent to the benefit of others and many have given of their time to help others, some by giving rides to Dr.’s appointments, some to the grocery store, some have made phone calls to check on families or encourage folks. It is just amazing and so like Christ to come out of our comfort zone for the benefit of others. I am blessed!

These are couple more of the things that make our Church and Church Family unique.

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Would you also consider 1 Timothy 2:1-8. It seems to me today Christians have become a people of, “All talk and no action.” It is important that we vote, but isn’t it also important we pray for our leaders? If so, what are we praying or how are we praying? Are we praying for their salvation? What would happen if our Governor received Christ as his Saviour? What would happen if our local legislators got born again? What would happen if there was a revival in the departments of our local law enforcement? Can you begin to see that the battles we have are not flesh and blood battles? Every battle man has is a heart battle and this involves our personal lives as well as every other thing with which we are involved. Matthew 12:31-37, makes it abundantly clear that what comes out of our mouth is a direct result of what is in our heart. Matthew 6:19-34, makes it clear that where our treasure is gives away the location of our heart. Our treasure can be identified by that which is precious or valuable to us. This could be our business, our family, our reputation, our retirement, our pleasure, or just making money. In essence, whatever we invest our life in will reveal the location of our heart. Do you think maybe this is why our Lord answered the lawyer with the words, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind?” This is also the reason we are to, “Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 Can you see the importance of every decision being based on Scriptural commands and principles? This even applies to the person for whom we vote. Something to ponder……… ...

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With the upcoming mid-term elections coming up there is another thing that makes our Church unique. I don’t encourage our people to vote for a particular political party, but I do urge them to vote. My admonition is to use due diligence and examine what each candidate believes and stands for, then determine by what Scripture teaches which candidate best lines up with the word of God. I do understand that no one candidate is going to line up perfectly. There are some that are so contrary to Scripture that the choice is clear. To not vote for me is not an option. This is our one voice to have a part in choosing the leadership of our community and our country. If every Christian came out to vote we would not have some of the leaders we now have in office. I have read that some elections have been won or lost by as little as one or two votes per precinct. So, our votes really do count. Please, make plans to vote. I have provided a voter guide in the foyer for you to consider the platforms of the candidates and aid in your decisions in out state elections. DLT ...

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I started an article last week that would highlight the uniqueness of Victory Bible Baptist Church. I took some time to explain that we are not Protestant not are we a denomination. I also explained that we have two officers in the Church according to Scripture, which are that of pastor and deacon. There are also two ordinances and they are the Lord’s supper and baptism.

Another thing that make us unique is, the body of doctrine we believe and practice. Every doctrine that is believed and practiced by our Church comes right from the context of the Bible. We also believe the Bible is God’s word to man and that it comes to us by the inspiration of God. This simply means that the Bible was breathed by God word for word to the Apostles and Old Testament Prophets. This doctrine is given to us in a number of Scriptures, but here are two references that will make if pretty clear, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21. It has been translated from those original languages and preserved by God so that, what we have today in the King James Version is God’s preserved word without error. This makes the things we believe and practice the exact same as Christ taught and the Apostles believed and taught. The Apostle Paul, along with Christ’s Apostles took the gospel and the teachings of Christ to the world in the establishing of churches around the World as was commissioned by Christ. That commission is still valid and will be until Christ returns to establish His millennial reign here on earth.

Because we teach what the Bible says, we teach there is only one way to the Father and that is through the Lord Jesus Christ. In John 14: 6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” This was needful because man separated himself from God in the Garden of Eden by sin. God then shed the blood of animals to provide a covering for man and throughout the Old Testament blood sacrifices of animals were made to provide a temporary covering for man’s sin. In Genesis 3:15 a promise was made by God for a coming Messiah. This promise was fulfilled in the coming of Christ who was the sinless Lamb of God to take away the sin of the World. This became known as the gospel of Jesus Christ, which included Christ’s death on the cross, His burial, and His resurrection from the dead. This message was prophesied from Genesis 3:15, fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and was commissioned by Christ to be taken into all the World. The preaching of this gospel is actually the beginning of Christ’s commission to His disciples. The Commission committed to the Apostles in found in Matthew 28:16-20 and includes baptizing the new disciples and teaching these new disciples to observe all the things Christ had taught them. So, an amazing Book that teaches man why and how he can be reconciled to God the Father and it has nothing to do with a particular Church but has everything to do with the word of God, the Bible.

These are couple more of the things that make our Church and Church Family unique.

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Today we are on the other side of our Church’s Anniversary service. As we move toward our 40th year of existence, I would like us to consider several questions. One, what makes VBBC unique? I may use the next several weeks to answer these questions. There are many answers to this question, because there are many things that make us unique from churches.

One of the things that make us unique is, we are not a Protestant church. Many times, over the years we have been called Protestants. But this name is attached to the churches that came out of the Roman Church such as the Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, and even the Pentecostal movement. These can all be traced back to a time when they were apart of the Roman Church. Each one of these had a leader that protested the doctrine of the Roman Church and pulled out, forming their own denomination. The Baptist were never apart of the Roman Church and can trace their body of doctrine back to the time of Christ, though not always called Baptist.

Another unique thing about our Church is we are not apart of any denomination. We are an Independent Baptist Church. This means there is no ecclesiastical body outside our Church that governs us. We are an autonomous body of believers that has banded ourselves together under the authority of the Bible itself. We do have a governing document taken from commands and principles of Scripture called a Constitution and Statement of Faith, so that we function, “Decently and in order.” This helps to function as a Church to take care of our business and ministry.

The last thing I will deal with this week that makes us unique as a Church is we have two offices and two ordinances of the Church. Many churches have created many different offices, committees, and positions to do the work of the Church. But there are only two offices: the office of a pastor and of a deacon. The word pastor means shepherd, thus describing the office of the pastor as the shepherd or leader of the Church. The word deacon means servant, which describes his office as that of a servant. In Acts 7 this office is pictured as helping the pastor carry out the service to the widows, who were being neglected. Then the two ordinances, the first of the Lord’s Supper, consisting of unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine. This pictures our Lord’s sacrifice for our sin and was to be observed in remembrance of His death on the cross. The second is the ordinance of baptism, was given to picture Christ’s death, burial, and His resurrection. This was to be practiced for everyone who became a disciple of Christ at salvation.

These are some of the things that makes our Church unique and each of these things are given to us from God’s word the Bible.

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Chameleon Christianity is not Biblical Christianity. God has not called us to blend in He has called us to be like Him and that is surely different than the world around us. DLT ...

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If anyone sees this before 10 AM, 11 AM, and 6 PM Eastern time, please pray for those services. Our Lord is moving in our Church and we sure want Him to continue. Would you labor together with us in prayer? 🙏DLT ...

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