Victory Fellowship Church Podcast

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This is the podcast of our Sunday morning sermons at VFC. Visit us at www.vfcthomasville.org for more information.

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  • This is My Story Part1: Writing While You're Waiting

    06/06/2021 Duración: 37min

    Your life is a story. In every situation and circumstance you are writing the book of your life. Sometimes the hardest part of life is waiting. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares how you can write your story while you are waiting. Three things you should know about your story: 1. Your story is history. Isaiah 43:25 2. Your story is ministry.  2 Cor. 1:3-4 – “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”  3. Your story is incomplete.  2 Corinthians 4:8-9 – “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”   When you stop short of finishing a story you come away with the wrong conclusion. You are writing your story while y

  • Revival Fire

    30/05/2021 Duración: 43min

    Revival is a time of spiritual renewal and awakening that transforms a community or region.  A revival occurs when people have a renewed passion for God or are awakened spiritually in the Lord. In the message, Pastor Cynthia Bryan invites believers to pursue God and receive passion for a community-wide awakening revival. A community-transforming revival moves outside of the church building. This kind of revival touches every part of society. Revival at Pentecost:The first Christian revival that shook the world is recorded in the book of Acts. Acts 1:4-8, chapter 2. This move of the Holy Spirit transformed those who were touched. They moved from fear to boldly proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. The same Holy Spirit that moved at Pentecost is here today. This kind of experience is available for us today. In that first great revival at Pentecost, over 3,000 Jewish people came to Christ. The fire of the Spirit that was poured out on Pentecost spread from Jerusalem. By the year 300 around 14 million people called

  • Idol Minds Part 4: Pleasure

    23/05/2021 Duración: 38min

    We worship at the altar of pleasure when we turn gifts into gods.Ecclesiastes 2:1,10-11  “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” C.S. LewisThree idols of pleasure that fail to deliver:THE IDOL OF FOODRomans 14:17“for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”We weren’t put on this planet to experience food, but to experience God. How to defeat the idol of food:1. Find comfort in the Comforter, not comfort food.Psalm 34:8If we will heal from the emotional wounds that cause us to overeat, we’ll have more room to feast on the Lord.  2. Replace indulgence with self-control. Gal. 5:23 – self control is a fruit of the SpiritFasting is God’s prescription against the idol of food. Matthew 6:16“When you fast…”Fasting is denying your physical appetite in order to develop your spiritual appetite.  THE IDOL OF SEX1 Cor 6:15-20 How to defeat the god of sex:

  • Idol Minds pt 3: Power

    16/05/2021 Duración: 31min

    Has the idol of “power” captured your focus? An idol is anything or anyone we allow to take the place of God in our lives, anything or anyone we worship, anything or anyone that you serve. We must choose who we will serve: your default will be to serve the idols passed along to you by your family and by your culture. We get rid of idols in three steps: recognize, repent and replace. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally addresses the idol of power.Zechariah 4:6 “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.”The kingdom of God grows by God’s Spirit, not by our strength. Matthew 20:25-28Christianity will spread when the church is at-your-feet instead of in-your face. Two idols of power we are tempted to serve:THE IDOL OF SUCCESS.Matthew 16:26 God's goal for you is not worldly success but spiritual blessing. Here’s the difference: success is earned by you, blessing is given by God. Success is achieved, blessing is received. When worshipping the God of success, what you have be

  • Idol Minds Part 2: People

    09/05/2021 Duración: 37min

    Do you have idols in your life? Did you know that people can be idols in your life? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares a warning and a remedy concerning our relationships.  An idol is anything or anyone we allow to take the place of God in our lives, anything or anyone we worship, anything or anyone that you serve. We must choose who we will serve: your default will be to serve the idols passed along to you by your family and by your culture. We get rid of idols in three steps: recognize, repent and replace. Luke 14:26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even their own life--such a person cannot be my disciple.”NLT – you must by comparison hate everyone else. AMP – must have “relative disregard for them.” TPT – put aside every other relationship.  All of these relationships—romantic love, your family and your own life—are gifts from God. But remember, good gifts make bad gods. Romantic Love:Genesis 29:14-35Leah stopped looki

  • Idol Minds Part 1: American Idols

    02/05/2021 Duración: 36min

    Although you may not have a statue of Buddha in your home, we all struggle with idolatry. In this message,  Pastor Jamie Nunnally explains why idolatry is such a big deal and what we can do about it.  Here are some idols that you might have:FoodSexEntertainmentHobbiesLeisureSuccessMoneyPossessions RomanceFamilyYourself These can be gifts in our lives. But, good gifts make bad gods.  What is an idol? Exodus 20:3-5 1. Anything or anyone we allow to take the place of God in our lives. God is not supposed to be your favorite, but your one and only. 2. Anything or anyone we worship. 3. Anything or anyone that you serve. We have a tendency to worship idols. Joshua 24:15  Why is idolatry such a big deal?1. Idols hurt us. 1 Corinthians 10:6-14 2. Who or what you worship determines what kind of person you’ll be. Psalm 106:19-20 3. Idolatry isn’t just a sin, it’s the root of all sin. Mark 12:29-31 “Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 A

  • You Asked For It: Part 2

    25/04/2021 Duración: 44min

    Do you have questions about faith? That’s ok! Questions help us learn and grow. God is not afraid of our doubts and questions. Jesus welcomed and answered questions. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally answers part 2 of questions that were submitted by the VFC church family.  Were giants in the Old Testament real giants or just really big people? Genesis 6:2-5  Is it possible that there are aliens and other life forms on other planets and universes besides Earth?  How do we know that Christianity is the “right” religion? Why would God have people born in a country full of nonbelievers? Romans 8:16 Why is deliverance such a taboo topic in some of the church?  How do we deal with fellow believers who aren’t speaking the truth in love? Is it ever ok for believers to call out/correct other believers in public? Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Timothy 5:20 Christians and vaccines? Specifically, ones that alter your genome and others that contain aborted fetal cells?  Can someone really sell their souls to the devil like Rob

  • You Asked For It: Part 1

    25/04/2021 Duración: 44min

    Do you have questions about faith? That’s ok! Questions help us learn and grow. Jesus welcomed and answered questions. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally answers part 1 of questions that were submitted by the VFC church family.  If Adam and Eve were the first people, where did Cain’s wife come from? Genesis 4:17 If Jesus died on Friday and wasn’t there on Sunday morning, how was He died for 3 days? Matthew 12:40  How can I share about my faith when I have such a bad past, filled with guilt and shame? Doesn’t it make me look hypocritical to people that knew me before? 1 John 1:7-9 What did Jesus mean when he said you will do even greater things than me? John 14:12 Why do some versions of the Bible leave out certain scriptures? Should we steer clear of those versions? (Formal equivalence and dynamic equivalence, Byzantine and Alexandrian manuscripts) Is it ok for Christians to drink a glass of wine for the sole purpose of relaxing? Ephesians 5:18.  A better question is “Should I drink?” Is there an actual h

  • Baggage: Live Free, Travel Light

    18/04/2021 Duración: 38min

    How much baggage are you carrying?  We accrue baggage as we go through life, and we can we can choose to pick it up or put it down. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally teaches us how to travel light.  1. Our baggage slows us down.Hebrews 12:1 “... let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” 2. Our baggage affects others.Hebrews 12:15 Unforgiveness is contagious. People with baggage always want you to help them carry it. 3. Our baggage is released through forgiveness. John 20:23 Too many people are retaining what they should be releasing.  Forgiveness is not:1. Denying what happened.2. Excusing bad behavior. It doesn’t mean what they did was OK. When Jesus forgave us, he wasn’t making sin right, He was making sinners righteous.3. Shielding someone from consequences. You can forgive someone and call the cops. 4. A guarantee that someone will change. You don’t forgive people for them, you forgiv

  • Built to Last

    11/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    You’re always living in something that’s been built - good or bad - by you or someone else.  In this message, Tiffany Nunnally encourages us to consider where you are living and what you are building.   If you don’t know Jesus you’re spiritually homeless. Our job is to save the homeless, bring them to our house and help them build their own.  3 Types of structures that are built to last:   1. A Lighthouse. Matt. 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts in under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”  2. A storm shelter.  Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God in Him I will trust.”  3. A fortress.Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my r

  • Easter: Belong. Believe. Become

    04/04/2021 Duración: 45min

    We often focus on Jesus dying on a cross, but our faith is REALLY about Jesus living and breathing AFTER dying on a cross. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally, shares how the death of Jesus makes the way for each of us to belong, believe, and become in this life.  John 11:25 “Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.”  1 Corinthians. 15:55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” Christians don’t die, we just change locations. So, what does Easter mean for us?The resurrection lets us belong, believe and become. John 8:2-12  1. Because of the resurrection, you BELONG.Jesus defended her, He accepted her, then He discipled her. How you respond to other people’s sin reveals how much like Jesus you are.  2. Because of the resurrection, you can BELIEVE.Acts 1:3 “During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And h

  • Culture Shock Part 4: Kingdom Communication

    28/03/2021 Duración: 35min

    Every culture has their own language. So, what is the language of God's Kingdom? In this message, Pastor Jamie shares how we can use our words for His glory. In the New Testament, James says that whoever tames his tongue is a perfect man. One of things that makes up a culture is language, and there is a Kingdom language that Christians are supposed to speak. Your words are tools that can be used to help or hurt. What you say can bring hope or bring harm. It’s up to you.  Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  What you say matters. 1. Your words are powerful. Proverbs 12:18  Psalm 141:3  2. You don’t have to say everything you think.Your tongue can un-do your testimony. You don’t have to have an opinion on everything. Proverbs 13:3 James 1:26  3. Your words reveal the real you.Luke 6:45 Your words are a window into who you are.     How to speak Kingdom Communication:1. Kingdom Communication requires that you are aware of who you’re talkin

  • Culture Shock Part 3: You Are What You Eat

    21/03/2021 Duración: 34min

    You’ve heard that  “You are what you eat.” Do you know that this applies to your spiritual life? So, what did you eat today? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares how to make sure that you are properly feeding yourself spiritually. Food is one of the things that make up a culture. We were created to require constant intake and that intake determines our output. Proverbs 4:23 – “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”  What you eat matters:1. You’re full of what you feed on.If you’re full of the world, you won’t have room for things of the spirit. If you’re full of the Spirit, you won’t be tempted by things of the world.  2. You crave what you consume.Feeding an appetite doesn’t make it go away, it makes it grow. 3. Lack of hunger is a symptom of sickness. If you've lost your appetite for spiritual food, you're probably spiritually sick. What you hunger for reveals your health. 4. Your quality of food determines your quality of life.Other things may make y

  • Culture Shock part 2: Kingdom Clothes

    14/03/2021 Duración: 36min

    Different cultures have different clothing styles. So, what are people in the Kingdom of God supposed to be wearing? In this series, we are learning how to be in the world but not of the world. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares the essentials of walking in your kingdom identity and authority.  Your clothing reveals your identity.Mark 10:50 – “Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.” Your clothing reveals your authority.Luke 15:22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet.” What are the kingdom clothes that Christians should wear? 1. Right living. Romans 13:12-13 “The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. 13 Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild p

  • Culture Shock part 1: Home is Where the Heart Is

    07/03/2021 Duración: 39min

    The Bible says that we are not of this world. So where are we from? And how do we live here in the meantime? In this message, Pastor Jamie launches a new series with a message called "Home is Where the Heart Is."Culture shock is the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is subjected to an unfamiliar culture or way of life.Jesus' prayer to the Father:John 17:15-16 “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” Home is Where the Heart is:1. You are not from here. Phil 3:20 “For our citizenship is in heaven.”Passion Translation: “we are a colony of heaven on earth”  You know what’s weird to me? It’s not the sinners who sin, but Christians who don’t change. Second Cor. 5:20 – we are “Ambasadors,” a representative from another land, culture or government. 2. This world is passing away. 1 John 2:15-17 The only thing this world can offer you is pleasure, possessions and

  • Power Up Part 4: Power in Agreement

    28/02/2021 Duración: 37min

    Does your life need a power up? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares about the power available to every believer when we agree.  Matthew 18:19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.   Greek word for agree: symphoneo (symphony) to harmonize; to make a bargain. Cacophony: harsh discordant mixture of sounds. Agreement brought power at Pentecost:Acts 1:12-14; 2:1-2 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a distance of half a mile. 13 When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying. Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the zealot), and Judas (son of James). 14 They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.2:1 On the day of Pe

  • Power Up Part 3: Power in the Name of Jesus

    25/02/2021 Duración: 35min

    Names, are they important? Is “Jesus” the magic word? What was Jesus’ last name? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares biblical insight about the power found in the name of Jesus.  Philippians 2:9-11 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,  to the glory of God the Father.”What is Jesus’ name? Yeshua in Hebrew (Joshua), Iēsoûs  in Greek (Jesus)The names means “Jehovah is salvation” Mashiach in Hebrew (Messiah), Christos in Greek (Christ) Using the name of Jesus is not magic. John 14:13-14 “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” When you do something in Jesus’ name you are doing it in His authority, His ability and His attitude. Pray

  • Power Up Part 2: Power in Weakness

    14/02/2021 Duración: 33min

    Power in weakness? Our culture says that to gain power, you need to work harder. Our culture says to do more. Pastor Eric Robertson shares biblical advice to find power in weakness. Sometimes we think that to walk in the power of God, we need to pray more and read the Bible more.  Many times our work takes the focus off of God, who is our source of power.God chooses the weak.    "The Bible has a history of choosing unconventional people in extraordinary ways.”·         Gideon (Judges 6:11) ·         Moses (Exodus 3:4)·         David (1 Samuel 16:7) God doesn’t look for people who have it all together but for people He can pour his power into.How do you Power Up?     1) Acknowledge your weakness.     2) Invite God into it.      3) Talk about it.2 Corinthians 11:30 Paul boasted in weakness: “ If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakn

  • Power Up Part 1: The Power of the Holy Spirit

    07/02/2021 Duración: 33min

    Everyone likes upgrades! Do you want to know how to upgrade your spiritual life? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares godly insight on how to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit wants to be IN you and ON you. Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”Acts 19:1-7  The Holy Spirit on you gives you power.Luke 24:49 “I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  Your salvation helps you, but your empowerment helps others.  What kind of power does the Holy Spirit make available to us? 1. The power to change. Gal. 5:16 “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Ephesians 2:13 “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”Work o

  • I Have Decided, Part 4: Disciples Who Make Disciples

    31/01/2021 Duración: 37min

    According to Jesus, disciples make new disciples. But how to you go about that? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares biblical insights about how you can make disciples.  Kingdom growth is designed to be by multiplication, not addition.2 Timothy 2:2  Every Christian should be a disciple and should have a disciple. 1. You should be someone’s disciple.1 Corinthians 11:1 “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”2. You should have a disciple.Ephesians 4:16 You often grow more by teaching the class then by taking the class. Discipleship is NOT:1. Having or being a clone.Hebrews 13:6 2. Controlling or being controlled.Colossians 1:18 You leaders don’t hear from God for you; they hear from God with you.3. Bible study.2 Timothy 3:10 Discipleship is not only bible study but behavior study and application through conversation.   How do you make disciples?1.Be the kind of person others want to follow. 1 Peter 5:3 “Don’t lord it over the people assign

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