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

  • Wolves Like Sheep

    "En Garde!"

    Danger

    “...they are ravenous wolves...”
    (Matthew 7:15)

    Hide the gate
    Widen the way
    Deny destruction
     

    Deception

    “...in sheep’s clothing...”
    (Matthew 7:15)


    Language
    Degrees & Titles
    Charm
     

    Detection

    “You will know them by their fruits”
    (Matthew 7:16)


    Character of their teaching
    Conduct of their life
    Condition of their fruit

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  • The Narrow Way

    Missed the Exit


    We’d Like More Choices, Please
    But Jesus makes it plain — there are only two sides of the fence.
    “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil”
    (Deut. 30:15 — cf Deut. 30:19, Jer 21:8)


    Two Paths
    The easy has no boundary, no respect, no hope.
    The narrow has straight lines, rights-of-way, and abundant hope.

  • Already, Not Yet

    Already

    “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
    (John 10.10)

    Not Yet

    “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
    (Philippians 3.13-14)

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  • Judge Not

    Your Yardstick is Broken

    1. It’s Not Long Enough
    Our concept of God’s righteousness is simply not high enough. Our concept of humanity’s brokenness is simply not deep enough. To condemn another is to play God.
    “There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?”
    (James 4.12)

    2. It’s Really a Boomerang
    “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
    (Mt 7.2, Mk 4.24, Lk 6.38)

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  • Simple Gifts

    Better Gift Ideas


    Based on Scripture
    Free
    Last forever

    Five Simple Gifts

    These are modeled on God’s love for us.
    Words of Affirmation
    (1 Thessalonians 5:11, Proverbs 12.25)

    Quality Time
    Romans 1:8–12, Hebrews 10:25

    Gifts
    (Matthew 2:11; Matthew 7:9–11)

    Physical Touch
    (1 Peter 5:14; Luke 7:38)

    Acts of Service
    (James 2.14-18, James 2.26)

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  • Worry

    A Believers First…

    Food is God's Kingdom “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
    (John 4:34)
    Clothing is Righteousness
    “I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,”
    (Isaiah 61:10a)

    Jesus does not condemn ambition; He puts ambition in its place.

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  • Two Masters

    The Myth of Freedom

    We may think we are free — and on some level we are — but each of us is ultimately mastered by something.

    “Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody”
    (Bob Dylan, Gotta Serve Somebody)

    Who Owns You?

    Jesus is right, we cannot have two masters. (More like marriage or country — not simply working two jobs)

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