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

  • The Invisible War - Daniel 10.10-11.1

    Behind the Curtain

    The cryptic words in Daniel 10.20 and 11.1 offer a fleeting backstage glimpse at a spiritual war. While some may scoff at the idea of angels and demons, these forces are clearly accepted and accounted for throughout the Bible. It begs the question -- is there something deeper going on behind the scenes? Is there a spiritual dimension to our day-to-day existence and, therefore, to history?

  • Seventy Sevens - Daniel 9.20-27

    Warning: Limited Visibility Ahead

    Have you ever tried to jam in a puzzle piece that just doesn’t quite fit? That is what interpreting this Scripture is like. When you turn it one way, most of the edges line up, but it won’t go in. And when you twist it another way, the part that wouldn’t fit before lines up perfectly, but now two other edges won’t fit. For some of us who like to have control (we know who we are!), this can make some Scriptures, like today’s, frustrating to study.

  • Daniel 9.1-19 - From Desolation to Restoration

    Fair Warning

    In about 1150 BC, Moses gave final instructions before the children of Israel entered the promised land, following forty years of wandering in the wilderness after their captivity in Egypt:  

    15 “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you…

  • Make Mom Proud - Daniel 1

    On Mother’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to consider Daniel’s story from a mother’s perspective. We don’t know anything about Daniel’s mother except that he must have had one, so this is pure speculation. But if these young men were only about 13 or 14 years old when taken from their homes by a foreign army, it stands to reason that their mothers, if they survived the siege of 605 BC, would have been utterly devastated.  As this story unfolds, I wonder -- would Daniel’s mom, and the moms of his faithful friends Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael, be proud of their sons?

  • A Few Good Men - Colossians 3.1-17

    Disclaimer: I’m directing today’s message primarily toward the men of the church, young and old, because many of the ladies are still at our women’s retreat. For the ladies who are here today, I would like to humbly ask two things: first, your indulgence. I don’t get the chance to speak directly to the men like this very often, and I want to take advantage of this opportunity! Second, I would ask you to remain open to what God might say to you through this message.


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