March 22, 2020 LiveStream Begins Here at 10am Pacific

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In-Person Services Canceled March 15 - March 25, 2020

A live stream will be offered each Sunday at 10am.

Out of an abundance of caution, and due to the difficulty of maintaining health guidelines from government agencies (6 feet of separation), our church leadership has decided to cancel regular Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening activities through March 25, 2020. At that time, we will re-evaluate public health recommendations and determine when it is appropriate to resume regular activities.

Please note, the leaders of SVCC recognize that this is a time when we should not be casual, but instead be even more proactive about interceding in prayer and deed for our world and for one another. The devil never misses an opportunity to stoke fear, loneliness, depression, and division. We are deeply troubled by the prejudicial lines of racism and poverty this disease has so quickly exposed in our society. Even though our church may not be meeting in a large group setting, we will be praying harder than ever, encouraging one another more than ever, and standing up for all of those in need - of any faith, color or social standing - more than ever.

If you are struggling with fear, loneliness, or depression at this time, our Pastor has made himself available just to talk and pray with anyone. Pastor Steve's personal cell phone is 619-277-2671. Feel free to call him anonymously.

Most of all, we pray that you will know that God is greater than any adversity the world brings our way.

Suggested Daily Prayer During Coronavirus Quarantine 2020

Children's Worship Bulletin Free Activities

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1.9)

 

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  • Eye for Eye (Matthew 5:38-42)

    We love to retaliate; God loves to redeem

    Retaliation = Slavery
    Living according to others is a hopeless kind of bondage.

    Christ is challenges us to end the slavery of retaliation by dying to ourselves—by returning blessings for curses.

    We are to turn this world's chaos on its head by not merely tolerating a thump on the cheek, but by offering the other cheek as well…

    In the very place where he is offending you, Jesus says you are to extend assistance to your enemy. This will disarm him and free you from the bondage of living according to his desires. This is the path to peace.
    Blessed are the peacemakers
    (Matthew 5:9a)

    Four Good-Byes Every Follower of Christ Must Say:

    To Pride (turn the other cheek: Matthew 5:39)

    To Rights (the cloak and the tunic: Matthew 5:40)

    To Personal Freedom (the extra mile: Matthew 5:41)

    To Possessions (lending generously: Matthew 5:42)

    Common Misunderstandings

    We are not to be accomplices to evil:
    1) Jesus is not doing away with justice.

    Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.
    (Romans 13:1a)

    2) Jesus is not telling us to support laziness or wickedness.
    The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.
    (2 Thessalonians 3:10b)

    “The Christian is not to be concerned about personal insults and personal defence. But when it is a matter of honour and justice, righteousness and truth, he must be concerned and thus he makes his protest.”
    (D. Martyn Lloyd Jones)

    Taking it Home: Are you a slave to Christ, or your enemies?

    You will never be free until you are bound to Christ alone.
     

    New King James Version (NKJV)
    Eye for Eye

    38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.




    An Eye for an Eye

    “The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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