These sketches/outlines are taken from messages delivered in SVCC's Sunday morning worship services.

  • Advent 2019: Four Feasts: Part 3 – Luke 14.12-14

    The Feast is for Hospitality

    Christmas has become a time of unrivaled charity. Much-needed donations will be made this time of year to groups that feed the homeless, serve the poor, and provide toys for children. Charities that limp along all year may joyfully find themselves receiving a donation or two that helps put them in the black, enabling them to carry on their good work. Praise God for the work that charities do, and praise God for the givers who keep them running!

  • Advent 2019: Four Feasts: Part 1 – Luke 14.1-6

    As we enter the season of Advent, four Sundays when we prepare for the feast of Christmas, I was struck by Luke 14 and the fact that four distinct teachings of Jesus are given, all in the context of a feast that Jesus is attending, and each lesson giving us insight into the ultimate feast that is God’s kingdom. 

    It seems fitting to me as we approach the feast of Christmas that we might consider these four portraits of the feast of the kingdom.  


    God is in control stress Truth Judgment Restoration Temptation Hebrew Names of God Hypocrisy Guests Disciple Fails Worship Knowing God Judgement Atonement Mary Tithes Love Inconvenience Moving Mountains Sacrifice Desire Regeneration Santa Lies victim Cross Perseverance trajectory Betrayal Clothing Antichrist Original Sin Expectations Fruit fo the Spirit Prayer Predestination Free Samples Eye Childlike Light Oozing Spirituality Pornography Christology Spirit Walkers Patience End Times Understanding Holy Spirit Habits victor Mercy Purpose Seventy Sevens Taste and See Purity Doubt Sheperds Scripture Memory Education Vision Free Will Nobles Evangelism Christmas Serving God demons Jairus Spiritual Need Discipleship Lust Lunatic Desperado Gentiles Walk on Water Temptations relationship with God Dependence Dragon Christmas Dragon Jim Eliot Giving Gehenna God's Timing The Dukes of Hazzard Herod Bushel fear Kindness Trials Wonders Trek & Journey Materialism Take up your cross Serving Part 1 Adultery Presence of God Topheth Ready Depression Heart Armor trouble The Cost of Discipleship Foundation Judas Apology Word of God OK Bible Study Evangelicalism unforgivable sin Spiritual Warfare Weary Verdict Compassion denial Envy God's Word Angels Jerusalem wholehearted Holiness John the Baptist Danger Forgiveness Naughty Greed Gender Second Coming Emptiness Morality Busy Fornication God the Father Reward Humility Social Justice Ash Wednesday Son of God Provision Damascus Road Holy Week Empty Tomb Shame Bread Victory Matthew Rest in the Lord Spiritual Support Trek and Journey Security judging others Gossip Guilty By Reason of Humanity Treasure Miracles Great Commission Family Tree Hospitality Advent Persecution Repentance Christmas Eve Friendship Ezekiel Lamp Ancestry Self Worth Be Prepared Newbigen Satan letting go Parenting through Christ Theophany Family of God Fire Traffic Interpretation Action Blessings Injustice Narrow Way Honesty Daniel Honor Salvation Holy Love Fasting Assumptions Revelation Murder Not a Fan Easter Obedience Wise Men Restore unto me the joy Palm Sunday Wealth Speaking Messages Mary Magdalene Law Happiness Watch Daily Bible Reading Racism Applause Sin Exhausted Neutrality aim Mission Work Soil Approval Poverty Prophecy Signs Worry Witness Acceptance exposure Richonomics Hell Backbiting Patient Faith or Fear Charity Nice Proverbs Cost of Discipleship Spiritual Blindness Disappointment Rest Pooronomics Grace unpardonable sin Savior without Lord Questions Women's Ministry Blog Gentleness Lent Lost Cause Tired Confession outsiders Stubborn Messiah Gifts Unclean Daily Bible Readings Retaliation Anxiety Money Family Sexism Basket Poser Physical Need Outcast Angel Breath Prayer joyous thoughts Christ Goodness Healing Lord Apocalypse Simple Complexity living right Alabaster Jar Parables Apologetics theodicy Fruit of the Spirit May Men True Riches tribulation tempest Sanctification Service Conflict Faith Baptism control Son of Man Joy Violence Genealogy Liar suffering wisdom Politics Father's Business Storms Love Never Fails Community Authority