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

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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)

 

  • The Cost of Discipleship (Matthew 13:44-46)

    Matthew 13:44-46: "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."

    The Kingdom is PRECIOUS

    Lives are given in the pursuit of hidden treasure & fine pearls.

    The gates of the new City of God in Revelation are made of pearl.

    The Kingdom is PERSONAL

    The parable of the yeast Jesus just told might lead some to believe that participation in the Kingdom will ultimately be universal (inevitably experienced by everyone, faithful or not).  Jesus here clearly teaches otherwise.

    Make no mistake - you must decide for yourself. You may seek the Kingdom and gain it, or walk on and forfeit it.

    The Kingdom is DISCOVERED in different ways

    I marvel at the diversity of our stories of new life!

    Some of us were young, some were old. Some sought it with all their hearts, others were pursued by the hound of heaven down every dark alley until they finally surrendered. Some of you were students, some of you were programmers, some of you were bikers, some of you were mothers, some of you were sailors, some of you were widows. I know one of you was on your death bed and now you live to tell the story of God's great redemption!

    The Kingdom is discovered in different ways, but the story of redemption, the story of transformation, the story of amazing grace and love is always the same. Praise God for our stories!

    The Kingdom is FREE but comes with a COST

    This is not a paradox; it makes perfect sense when we consider other realities we accept:

    • You cannot head south and north at the same time.

    • You cannot lie down and run at the same time.

    • You cannot stay on the beach and ride the waves at the same time.

    I think of a gold miner who inherits a claim with unlimited gold. Until he mines the earth, digs it out, gets really dirty, he really has nothing.

    The Great Exchange: Genuine faith is a go for broke decision to let go of everything that holds you back in order to take a hold of the very best thing in life. To grasp the very best, we must release what is lesser.

    Most of us will not be asked to trade a bad life for the Kingdom; most of us will be asked to trade a good life for the Kingdom.

    Matthew 16:26: "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"

    Disclaimer

    Jesus is not asking you to ABANDON responsibility or family.

    On the contrary, when you truly belong to Christ, it will be evident in your profound commitment to love others, in your greater sense of personal responsibility, and in deeper fellowship.

    Great shame is brought upon us by those who abandon responsibility under the pretense of following Jesus.

    What is Your Price?

    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
    Jim Eliot, Martyr and Wheaton College Alumnus

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