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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  • Power Up Part 2: Power in Weakness

    Power Up Part 2: Power in Weakness

    14/02/2021 Duration: 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

    Power Up Part 1: The Power of the Holy Spirit

    07/02/2021 Duration: 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

    I Have Decided, Part 4: Disciples Who Make Disciples

    31/01/2021 Duration: 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

  • I Have Decided Part3: What Did Jesus Do?

    I Have Decided Part3: What Did Jesus Do?

    24/01/2021 Duration: 33min

    Have you ever heard someone ask "What would Jesus do?" That question is answered when we look at scripture and ask "What DID Jesus do?" In this message, Pastor Jamie shares about what Jesus did so that we Jesus-followers know what we should expect to be doing as well. We can know what would Jesus do when we look at what did Jesus do. Jesus is our example:1 Peter 2:21“…He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.”1 John 2:6“Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.”Your Jesus-talk is supposed authenticated by your Jesus-walk.1 John 4:17“…as he is so also are we in this world.”We are Jesus’ representatives. A representative re-presents something or someone to the world around them.  Three Things Jesus Did That We Should Also Do: Words, Works and Wonders.1. Words. Jesus used words to preach the gospel of the kingdom. Matthew 4:17, 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 2. Works. Jesus did good works that demonstrated the love of God. John 9:4, Matthew 5:16Lov

  • I Have Decided part 2: Follow the Leader

    I Have Decided part 2: Follow the Leader

    17/01/2021 Duration: 30min

    Did you ever play Follow The Leader? In this message Pastor Jamie Nunnally explains that discipleship is simply doing what your leader does.  The word disciple appears over 200 times in the New Testament. “Christian” only 3. The Bible is a book about disciples written by disciples, intended to be read by disciples. What is a disciple?A disciple is an apprentice: someone who learns by doing. John 8:31-32 “A disciple is a person who has decided that the most important thing in their life is to learn how to do what Jesus said to do.” — Dallas Willard Who can be a disciple of Jesus?Matthew 4:18-22, Matthew 9:9  The goal of Christianity is not behavior modification, but heart transformation—with the understanding that as your heart changes, your conduct will change.  How do we follow the leader?Matthew 28:18-201. A disciple embraces Jesus’ authority, not their own. In the game follow the leader, there has to be one leader! 2. A disciple is baptized – Imme

  •  I Have Decided, Part 1: Follow Jesus

    I Have Decided, Part 1: Follow Jesus

    10/01/2021 Duration: 38min

    Who are you following? Maybe you consider yourself a follower of Jesus. Are you a follower? A fan? A secret admirer?In this message Pastor Jamie describes three types of relationships people have with Jesus. Which one are you?   1. Secret admirer.John 3:1-2“There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. 2 After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.”A secret admirer only THINKS about the object of their affection. 2. Fan.John 6:1-2, 25-26, 53, 66 A fan declares their devotion, but it doesn’t change their life. 3. Follower.John 6:67-69“Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” 68 Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. 69 We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.”Luke 9:23“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny the

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    03/01/2021 Duration: 33min

    Description: What are your expectations for 2021? In this message, pastor Jamie Nunnally shares the significance of expectations and his top two expectations for 2021.  What are expectations? Expectations are assumed outcomes. God is an optimist. Your expectations affect your quality of life. You usually find what you’re looking for.  When disappointed, asking the question “What was I expecting?” often helps identify why you feel the way you do about what happened.  Two things I am expecting for 2021:1. To abide in Christ.John 15:4 The Abiding Circle : God is the central point from which all other areas of your life flow.  2. To be used however God wants.Romans 12:13-16We love God by loving others. God considers serving others the same as serving Him.  Matt 25:37-40  You don’t have to choose between helping others and helping yourself. Don’t wait to get your life together to start serving others. Serving others is HOW you get

  • The Cost of Disobedience

    The Cost of Disobedience

    27/12/2020 Duration: 33min
  • Christmas Playlist part 3: Silent Night

    Christmas Playlist part 3: Silent Night

    20/12/2020 Duration: 35min

    Can Jesus relate to the mess of our lives?Many Christmas songs give off this idea that the birth of Jesus was unrealistically quiet, calm and peaceful.The problem, life is usually NOT silent, NOT peaceful and NOT calm, especially around Christmas! Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares that If we idealize the birth of Jesus too much, we might miss the main message of Christmas: God meets us in the middle of our mess. Christmas through Mary’s eyes:Luke 1:26-35 “34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” 35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.”Mary experienced confusion, fear and uncertainty. But God was in the middle of Mary’s mess. From Mary’s story we learn:  finding favor with God can lead to confusion, fear, and uncertainty. But, God is in the middle of the mess.  Christmas through Joseph’s eyes:Matthew 1:18-21 “20 As he con

  • Christmas Playlist Pt 2: Joy to the World

    Christmas Playlist Pt 2: Joy to the World

    13/12/2020 Duration: 31min

    Are you walking in joy? Can we really live in joy? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares how we can walk in joy.   Luke 2:10 “And so the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people.”  What is Joy?  Joy is a feeling of internal gladness or cheerfulness, that is unaffected by external circumstances.  Happiness is based on what happens, but you make the choice to rejoice. Things to know about Joy:1. Christians are supposed to be known for their joy.1 Peter 1:8  2. Joy comes from God.He is constant and consistent in His joy. Nehemiah 8:10 “the joy of the Lord is your strength.”Your goal is not to increase your joy, but to acquire His joy.  Psalm 16:11 “In Your presence is fullness of joy.”My joy doesn't come from "them" but from Him. Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentlenes

  • Christmas Playlist Pt 1: A Thrill of Hope

    Christmas Playlist Pt 1: A Thrill of Hope

    06/12/2020 Duration: 35min

    Hopelessness can be rough. Have you been hopeless? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares the remedy for hopelessness.What is Hope?  Hope is the confident expectation that something will happen. Hope is not wanting something to happen, it’s knowing something will happen. When someone loses hope in a situation, they take on the identity of defeat in that area: hopelessness.  Things to know about Hope:1. Hope comes from knowing God’s promises. Hebrews 6:13-18, 2 Peter 1:4 2. Hope is the proper response to the character of God. Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”  You can trust God’s heart even when you can’t see His hand.  3. Hope defeats disappointment.Many of us have forgotten how to hope because we’ve been so hurt. Romans 5:3-5 “And not only this, but [a]we also celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven c

  • Kobi and Shani Ferguson of Maoz Israel

    Kobi and Shani Ferguson of Maoz Israel

    29/11/2020 Duration: 42min

    Kobi and Shani Ferguson share about the ministry of Maoz Israel. “Maoz” means strength. Maoz Israel exists to make believers strong in the land of Israel. Maoz reaches Israel with the Good News by strengthening believers to be a powerful witness in the Land.  Maoz Israel has been shining the light of Jesus during the trials of 2020. This season is an opportunity to be light in the darkness. "It's in the moments of greatest darkness that the church gets to shine." - Kobi FergusonYou can connect with Kobi and Shani Ferguson through Facebook and their ministry website: moazisrael.org

  • Hooked on a Feeling part 4: The Secret to Your Emotional Well-Being

    Hooked on a Feeling part 4: The Secret to Your Emotional Well-Being

    22/11/2020 Duration: 37min

    There is a secret to your emotional well-being. There is a feeling that you can experience in every situation. This is a feeling that you should be hooked on.  The story of 1 out of 10 lepers: Luke 17:11-19  Gratitude is the difference between being healed and being whole.  Gratitude brings spiritual breakthrough, physical health and emotional well-being. Psalm 100:4 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!” Thank you is the password to God’s presence.  Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Living a life of thankfulness will make you live longer and live better. How to grow your gratitude:1. Slow down and notice everything. Luke 17:18  2. Adopt a positive perspective. 1 Thessalonia

  • Hooked on a Feeling part 3: Developing Positive Emotions

    Hooked on a Feeling part 3: Developing Positive Emotions

    15/11/2020 Duration: 36min

    Our emotional health is like a garden:Proverbs 24:30-34Don’t just pull weeds, plant seeds. We have to learn to respond, instead of react. How to develop positive emotions:1. Recognize that they come from God. Luke 12:32 When you’re in Christ and Christ is in you, you get all that He has. Love: 1 John 4:7 Joy: Psalm 16:11Peace: John 14:27 Fruits of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-23 Fruit is the natural result of being connected to a source.  2. Learn to strengthen yourself in the Lord. Run to God, not from God in times of trouble.1 Samuel 30:6 Practice the presence of God. Your doing for God is only as good as your being with God. 3. Practice spiritual disciplines.Spiritual disciplines are intentional activities that promote spiritual growth. 1 Timothy 4:7 - exercise yourself toward godliness.·       Worship ·       Listening to Preaching·       Bible study. Psalm 19:8 Reading

  • Hooked on a Feeling Part 2: Overcoming Negative Emotions

    Hooked on a Feeling Part 2: Overcoming Negative Emotions

    08/11/2020 Duration: 36min

    We don’t follow our feelings, our feelings follow us.  How to overcome negative emotions:1. Evaluate your emotional state.- Watch your thoughts.Prov. 23:7 “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.”If you can change your thoughts, you can change your life.  - Watch your words.Luke 6:45  2. Own your feelings. Romans 14:12 When you blame someone else, you are giving away your power to change. Blaming others as the source of your negative emotions, will ensure that you stay in bondage to them. 3. Take care of yourself.1 Kings 19:1-8  4. Deal with your woundsHebrews 12:15 “If You Don’t Heal What Hurt You, You’ll Bleed on People Who Didn’t Cut You.” - Unknown 5. Practice intentional thinking. Romans 12:2  You can fight negative with 4 thinking tools: (1)determine what you will think, (2)delay negative thinking until later, (3)distract yourself with good things,(4)declare aloud God’s truth.Talk to your feelings about the

  • Hooked on a Feeling part 1: Faith and Feelings

    Hooked on a Feeling part 1: Faith and Feelings

    01/11/2020 Duration: 30min

    How is your emotional health? Scripture has a lot to say about this topic. Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares how you can become emotionally healthy. 1. You are a three-part being: spirit, soul and body.1 Thessalonians 5:23 Your emotional health has to do with your soul, but is affected by your body and spirit.2. You are responsible for your own soulcare. Matthew 16:26 How you have fed your soul will determine your amount of emotional reserves, and that will determine how well you handle uncomfortable environments and situations. Psalm 23:3 “He restores my soul.” 3. Emotions are not bad. Feelings are meant to be felt. Ecclesiastes 3:4 Emotions are an indicator that something is different that expected. Jesus was emotional.  Luke 10:21Acts 18:25 Apollos was emotional AND intellectual.  4. Emotions must be measured and monitored.Measured:  You have to learn the art of thinking while you’re feeling.Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry and do not sin.” NLT: “don’t sin by

  • Unseen Pt 4: Battleground Church

    Unseen Pt 4: Battleground Church

    25/10/2020 Duration: 36min

    There are 3 specific spirits that attack the church: Antichrist, Babylon and Jezebel.Each spirit tries to work its way into the church through its members, particularly in leadership, and attempts to counterfeit and stop something God wants to do through the church. Join us as Pastor Jamie shares what each spirit is, what it does and how we can defeat it.

  • Unseen part 3: The Devil and Demons

    Unseen part 3: The Devil and Demons

    18/10/2020 Duration: 35min

    There are some things that you need to know about the devil and demons.   Who is the devil?The devil was originally an angel. (Ezekiel 28:12-15)Lucifer (“light-bearer”) – possibly His original angelic name before he fell. (Isaiah 14:13)Satan – Hebrew  for “adversary or opponent”Devil – Greek for “slanderer or accuser”   4 Things to Know About the Devil:1. The world is under the influence of the devil. 1 John 5:19 - “the world is under the control of the evil one”John 12:31 – “prince [ruler] of the word”Ephesians 2:2 – “the prince of the power of the air”  2. The devil’s weapons are deception, accusation, and temptation. 2 Cor. 11:4;Rev. 12:10; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; John 8:44 3. He has already been defeated.Colossians 2:15; Luke 10:18.Satan can only do to you what you give him permission to do to you. 4. Resist him and he will leave. James 4:7; Ephesians 4:27. What are demons?Demons, also called unclean or evil spirits in scripture, are created su

  • Unseen Part 2: Angels

    Unseen Part 2: Angels

    11/10/2020 Duration: 40min

    What do you need to know about the unseen realm? Are you aware of the ministry of angels on your behalf? In this message, Ann Nunnally shares about these heavenly ministers who are active today.  Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." The Lord invites us to ask Him about the things we do not know.  What are angels?From the Greek word “angello” – to deliver a message.  Angels are invisibly present and are sent to minister to believers. Hebrews 1:14 Fivefold ministry of angelsPsalms 103:20-211)Praise the Lord, you angels,2) you mighty ones who carry out his plans,3) listening for each of his commands.4) Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels,5) who serve him and do his will! Organizational Structure of AngelsColossians 1:16  "for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdo

  • Unseen Part 1: Spiritual Warfare

    Unseen Part 1: Spiritual Warfare

    04/10/2020 Duration: 38min

    Why is life so hard? What is Spiritual Warfare?How can we have victory? Ephesians 6:10-11 "A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.  1. You can be either strong or weak in the Lord.John 15:5 The power of God is found in the person of God. You can’t do what you’re called to do, if its only you doing it.  2. You have an enemy, and he has a plan. 1 Peter 5:8 3. God has provided what you need to be victorious.2 Peter 1:3  Ephesians 6:12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 1. You are in a battle. Hebrews 10:36 2. Your battle is not against people. Luke 4:18 Unsaved people are not our opponents, they are our objective.  3. You will have

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