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10:00 am - Sunday School

11:00 am - Sunday Worship

6:00 pm - Sunday Evening

7:00 pm - Wednesday Bible Study

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

(518) 893-7059

Pastor Dexter and Maribeth Taylor
Pastor Dexter and Maribeth Taylor

My Sweetheart saw this poem and showed it to me. I thought it appropriate to share with our Church Family.

If you look for me at Christmas

If you look for me at Christmas,
You won't need a special star.
I'm no longer just in Bethlehem,
I'm right there where you are.

You may not be aware of me
Amid the celebrations.
You'll have to look beyond the stores
And all the decorations.

But if you take a moment
From your list of things to do
And listen to your heart, you'll find
I'm waiting there for you.

You're the one I want to be with,
You're the reason that I came,
And you'll find me in the stillness
For My love for you will never change.

Love, Jesus

Christmas is not in stuff, glitter, shopping, meals, or gifts. Christmas is about the Gift that was given. It has become very commercialized, glamourized, and now even politicized. Christmas is about the fulfilment of a promise for the salvation of a lost condemned world. “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory as of the glory of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 Remember Who and what this day is about. DLT

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Thanksgiving Day has passed, and the Christmas Holiday is approaching, at least according to the calendar. However, every day is a day of thanksgiving for the child of God. There is not a day that goes by we should not have a thankful heart. Even when we are going through trials our Lord is present with us, the Holy Spirit lives within us, and we have the word of God to guide us. We are truly a blessed people! As far a Christmas, we really don’t know when our Lord was born to Mary. We do know the Shepherds were in the fields keeping watch over their flocks by night. But much like the Lord’s supper, it is a great time to remember that our heavenly Father sent His Son, born of a virgin, to be our sinless Lamb to take away our sin and the sin of the World. Jesus is our Passover Lamb, He is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only, but for the sin of the entire World. That is all the more reason to be perpetually THANKFUL!

On another note, do you remember the beginning of this year or the end of last year, when you may have set some goals for yourself? It may have been that you decided that this year was going to be the time when you read your Bible through or you were going to lose some weight or try to win and disciple at least one soul? Maybe it was some other goal, but the question is, how are you doing in reaching the goal that was set? Maybe your goal was to be more consistent in reading your Bible, praying, witnessing to others, increasing your Missions commitment, tithing for the first time. Whatever your goal was, how are you doing in reaching that goal? If you didn’t set any goals, why not? If we have a vision for our family, our ministry, or our personal life, we sill set some goals to seek to achieve that vision. Your goal may have been to have a quiet time with the Lord every morning, to seek to lead your first soul to Christ, to give out a certain number of gospel tracts. It just depends on what your vision is for your life and for your family. You may have set a goal as a parent to teach your children how to shake hands, answer the phone, how to study the Bible, how to pray, or how to have a servant’s heart and serve others. I’m not sure what your goals are or will be for the coming year. But for sure they will come out of your vision. Look through the pages of Scripture and decide characteristic of Christ you or your family still lacks and plan to see that change. You will then find yourself changing, conforming to the image of Christ. A great way to end the year and a great way to begin a new year.

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The Thanksgiving holiday is one of my favorite days of the year. Surely not because it’s the eve of BLACK FRIDAY, but because it is a day when everyone in our Country is reminded to be thankful. Dr. Bob Jones senior, a powerful preacher from yesteryear said, “When gratitude dies on the alter of a man’s heart, that man is well nigh hopeless.” The Scriptures says, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God, in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Psalms 144:9-15 is a wonderful passage of Scripture that points us to our heavenly Father and David’s desire to not be around those who spoke vanity and falsehood. He listed several reasons for this: all of which cause them to forfeit blessings and cause them to complain in their streets. The last verse of this passage says, “Happy is that people that is in such a case (Those that acknowledged the blessings of God and didn’t complain): happy is that people whose God is the LORD.” There are so many blessings that our Lord provides for us each day that we don’t even notice! We often will use the term, “Say grace.” However, I think there is a better term that has been used over the years and that is, “Let us give thanks.” What if we started every prayer off with giving thanks in stead of asking? What if we ended each day with our families gathered together or if you happen to be alone, with a time of thanksgiving? How much more would we be conscious of our Lord’s provision? How much less would we find ourselves complaining or criticizing? I do believe we would find ourselves praising the Lord more and we would find our selves being a Happy People!

I hope you will all be a part of the Thanksgiving Service and meal this Tuesday evening. It begins a 6 PM and is a “pot-luck” dinner. Please invite your families and friends. It is a great time for others to meet our Church Family and to see us in a little less formal atmosphere. Sort of like a family at home enjoying each other’s presence.

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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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