From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


Victory in Jesus

by Pastor Mike Winfree on October 1, 2018
Dear Church,
        Do you have Victory in Jesus? I was reading that hymn this morning. It’s one of my favorites. He is the victor. He gives us the victory.  “I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from    glory, How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me: I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood’s atoning, then I repented of my sins and won the victory.”
        1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”         Sometimes we don’t feel victorious, do we? I’m so glad that my salvation and my walk with God is not based on my  feelings, but on facts. The facts are the Word of God. The Word of God says, anyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ has victory! “
I have been in a great battle with the Devil lately. He has been whipping up on me. 1 Timothy 6:12 came to mind, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. Where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a good          profession before many witnesses.” The Christian journey is a battle. I want you to know that I am battling for Oakland Baptist Church.  I’m believing God for souls,  faithful members, changed lives, young couples with kids, God’s house full of people who love God and are seeking Him. No debt, monies to do what needs to be done. Worship that ignites, draws and encourages people to walk with God in these days. Let’s be God’s church! I love you church!
Serving the Savior,
Pastor Mike