• Don’t Call Me Daughter - Luke 8.40-56

    Some have called this the “miracle interrupted.” We have what starts out and ends as the story of Jesus healing Jairus’ dying daughter, yet sandwiched in the middle is the healing of the woman with the relentless flow of blood. At first glance, that “middle miracle” seems random and accidental -- maybe even an annoying distraction. But the Lord works deliberately, not randomly. And it was no accident that these two healings happened on this day, in this sequence, and are forever linked together. No other miracle story in the Bible is quite like this one. This is not a miracle interrupted, it is a double miracle -- and it has a double lesson for you and me.

  • Fearful Crowd, Faithful Man - Luke 8.26-39
  • Fearful Crowd, Faithful Man - Luke 8.26-39

    Luke is writing to remind us that no power on earth can separate us from God’s love and protection. No storm, no demon, no stigma, no disease, can take His love away. Luke is painting a picture and emphasizing the contrast between light and dark, faith and fear. In today’s Scripture we see Jesus set a man free from a legion of woe, and then we see the response of the pathetically fearful crowd contrasted against the passionately faithful man.

  • Tranquil in the Tempest - Luke 8.22-25

    In Luke 8,  Jesus leads his disciples -- not into temptation, but directly into trouble. Through four stories, Luke shows Jesus teaching his closest disciples not to avoid trouble, but to actively engage it head-on. Jesus is the one who has His crew sail right into the storm. It is Jesus who chooses to land at a graveyard where the demon-possessed man cries out in bone-chilling agony. Jesus leads his friends smack into the awkward and embarrassing social situation of being touched by a woman who is “untouchable” and “unclean.”  And it is Jesus who closes His disciples in a room with the lifeless corpse of a little girl.


    About Us

    This blog is written by leaders of SVCC. The people who write here are not perfect or "holier than thou."  They just strive to seek after God with all their hearts.

    We hope that God will speak to you as you read the words He's placed here through the hearts and minds of people who follow after Him.

    Theophany Apology trajectory Fire Empty Tomb Messages Neutrality Judas Gentiles Son of God Rest in the Lord Part 1 Christ Cross Son of Man Mary Sexism The Dukes of Hazzard Guilty By Reason of Humanity Confession demons Retaliation Breath Prayer Serving Humility Serving God Acceptance Persecution Sacrifice Rest Verdict Second Coming Interpretation Spiritual Warfare Jairus Prayer Exhausted Social Justice God is in control Restoration Wonders Gifts aim Joy Basket Scripture Memory Fornication Patience Doubt Adultery Herod Purity Hell Naughty Happiness Apocalypse Poser Newbigen Evangelicalism Approval Christmas Eve Restore unto me the joy Bread Witness Trek & Journey Honesty Violence Greed Ancestry victor Danger Vision Lunatic Lies Holy Spirit tribulation Spiritual Support Purpose Revelation Great Commission Daily Bible Readings Apologetics Worship Palm Sunday Christmas Eye Original Sin Free Will Daily Bible Reading Action Wise Men Treasure Racism Pornography Christology Moving Mountains Simple Complexity Dragon Narrow Way Judgment Faith or Fear Love Never Fails Provision Envy Obedience Tithes Dependence Tired Clothing Presence of God Applause Parables Mercy Matthew joyous thoughts Disciple Fails Lamp Advent Sanctification True Riches Women's Ministry Blog Assumptions Kindness Repentance Childlike Lost Cause Poverty Spiritual Need Judgement letting go Desperado Ready Discipleship theodicy Betrayal Storms Self Worth Law Father's Business exposure Ash Wednesday denial Soil Gossip Compassion Heart Armor Stubborn OK Grace Holy Week Men relationship with God Angels Traffic Nobles Love Lust Fruit fo the Spirit Forgiveness Blessings Politics Satan Patient Hypocrisy Spiritual Blindness Emptiness Gender Liar Injustice Depression Salvation Holiness Materialism Physical Need Gehenna Ezekiel Money Education Watch Fasting Desire Proverbs Cost of Discipleship Inconvenience Santa God's Word End Times Atonement Mary Magdalene Friendship Busy Worry Disappointment Daniel Questions Baptism control Miracles Signs Healing Prophecy Security Giving Angel Conflict Morality Richonomics Sin Family Tree wisdom Seventy Sevens Mission Work Genealogy trouble living right Messiah victim Spirit Walkers Shame Pooronomics Evangelism Hebrew Names of God outsiders fear Habits Service Backbiting Outcast Be Prepared Bible Study stress Lord Perseverance May Bushel Guests Wealth Predestination Truth Trials Antichrist Nice Free Samples Walk on Water Expectations Temptation Jim Eliot Damascus Road God the Father Alabaster Jar Understanding Family of God Trek and Journey Not a Fan Family unpardonable sin Christmas Dragon suffering wholehearted Weary Unclean Foundation Goodness Lent Knowing God Anxiety Topheth John the Baptist Savior without Lord tempest Murder judging others Holy Love Parenting through Christ Light unforgivable sin Sheperds Speaking Fruit of the Spirit Reward Faith God's Timing Regeneration Word of God Authority Easter Taste and See Gentleness