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In-Person Services Canceled This Week

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

Pursuant to the Governor's order banning groups of 10 or more, our church leadership has decided to offer Sunday morning services online. Wednesday evening activities are on hold until the order allows for groups of 50 to gather again. Some of our Bible studies have continued to meet online as well. Our food pantry, Joseph's Storehouse, is also fully operational.

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, and he'd love to hear from you!

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

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"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)

 

  • Politics & Religion (Matthew 14.1-12)

    Herod was interested in Approval Ratings

    Herod Antipas is one of history’s truly tragic figures.

    John was interested in the Applause of Heaven

    John is not remembered so much for how he died, but for how he lived.

    It Is Human Nature to Desire the Approval of Others

    But if you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one. It’s better to aim to please God above all others — and let the approval of men grow strangely dim.
    “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 16.33)

    Four Approval Ratings Herod Should Have Ignored

    The approval of the crowd (Incredibly two-faced)
    “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3.2)

    The approval of the authorities (Primarily purpose is to restrain evil, not promote righteousness)
    “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil.” (Romans 13.3a)

    The approval of his lover (Blindingly persuasive)
    “But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up.” (1 Kings 21.25)

    The approval of himself (Woefully short-sighted)
    “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 16.25)

    Disclaimer: The Applause of Heaven Usually Comes with a Price

    “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”  (John 15.18)

    Whose Applause Do You Seek?

    In the end, John was remembered by his own with tenderness and bold compassion.
    Even in death—as much as in life—he led people to Jesus.
    “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)

     

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