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

  • The Family Business (Luke 2.41-52)

    In Luke 2, the words of the Angel, then the old man of God Simeon, and finally Jesus himself say exactly who Jesus is.

    God continues to break 400 years of silence with the puzzling words of Jesus, the 12-year-old.  (Interesting fact: this passage is the only reliable account we have from Jesus’ childhood.)

  • OK (Luke 1.26-38)

    Third Sunday of Advent

    Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

    In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

  • Moving Mountains (Matthew 17.14-21)

    Three Missteps

    Underestimate the Devil

    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5.8)

    “And the Lord said to Satan, ‘From where do you come?’
    So Satan answered the Lord and said, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.’” (Job 1.7)

  • Down From the Mountain (Matthew 17.1-13)

    Glory with a Purpose

    Peter wanted to stay on the mountain, but he Lord had different plans.

    Mountaintops are glorious! Who wouldn't want to dwell there, make a home and settle down permanently? Most of us would love to stay on the mountain heights of spiritual life forever -- and some spiritual sensation seekers pursue just that; mountian high after mountain high. You could make a fast buck off them with a road show and a good band if you were so cruelly inclined.

  • The Road Less Traveled (Matthew 16.24-26)

    Between You & Happiness

    There is only one barrier between you and real joy: yourself.
    “There is a way that seems right to a man,
    But its end is the way of death.”
    (Proverbs 14.12, 16.23)

    If You Would Follow Jesus...

    Deny Yourself (Lay “me” Down)
    Hands off the wheel.
    “But what things were gain to me,
    these I have counted loss for Christ.”
    (Philippians 3.7)

  • "Who Do You Say That I Am?" (Matthew 16.13-17)

    “Who Do You Say I Am?”

    This is a more foundational question than “What did he teach?” or “What did he do?”  Everything Jesus taught and did takes on a very different meaning if we do not settle the matter of "who he is." If he was just another prophet, his words would be soon forgotten. If he were only another healer, his work would be lost in the recesses of memory with all of history's other healers.

  • Jesus Heals Many (Matthew 15.29-31)

    Jesus is Available but not Invasive

    He cares for the crowds, He knows their needs. Yet He does not force Himself on anyone. Rather, He hikes a mountain and awaits those who have the determination to seek Him. This is not a God who is aloof or unconcerned, but a God who wants to encourage our participation in our own healing process. The ones who desire healing need to make an effort to find Him; the healing comes to us when we come to Him.

    We show our belief when we seek Him.
    “Jesus ... went up on the mountain and sat down there.” (v29)


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