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

  • Love never fails
  • Love without a Because - Luke 10.25-28, John 3.16

    “God so loved the world...” (John 3.16) The very important thing I notice about that verse is that there is no “because.” And if you can wrap your mind around this, it will knock you to the ground. When it comes to God “so loving” you and me, there is no because. You are simply beloved.

  • What is Your Trajectory? Luke 9.51-56

    Three life-changing trajectories are revealed in today’s story: first, the disciples’ continued trajectory of selfish ambition; second, the opposite trajectory of the Lord’s compassion; and third, the trajectory of Jesus as He sets His face to make the journey to Jerusalem to lay His life down for you and me.

    Let’s take a closer look at these three trajectories:

  • Blind & Afraid - Luke 9.43-45

    In today’s story, the disciples could only see the short game -- they, along with the crowd, were throwing a party because of the miracle Jesus had just done, but they didn’t see the long game.  They did not realize that there was a bigger miracle in store -- the resurrection; and that the only path to the resurrection was the cross of suffering and shame. Jesus tried to tell them, but they were too blind and afraid to see.

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  • Faithless and Perverse - Luke 9.37-43

    When Jesus comes down from the mountain, He immediately gets hit with trouble. And so it is with us most of the time. You get blessed in your morning time of Bible study and prayer only to get walloped at work half an hour later. Or you come back from a retreat only to get slapped with strife at home. We must remember that the God we meet on the mountain will also give us victory in the valley.


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