Jesus doesn’t deny that Mary is blessed. However, He goes on to say that any one of us is more blessed than Mary if we hear God’s word and obey it.
March 22, 2020 LiveStream Begins Here at 10am Pacific
Text Your "Yay God" Testimony to 619-277-2671
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.
"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)
First Sunday of Advent 2018
Christmas is not about having the perfect family, but inviting the perfect guest.
A Few Points of Interest:
- Jesus had brothers and sisters. (v46)
- Spiritual family is more important than physical family to Jesus. (v48,50)
- Obedience is the primary requirement Jesus gives for belonging. (v50)
- Jesus doesn’t seek to dishonor earthly family, but to give God priority.
Acceptance—No matter who you are or where you’ve been.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5.8)
Cutting Through Steel; Cutting Through Apron Strings
Elevating Family Values to Dangerous Heights
We are prone to put family first; we are supposed to put God First.
We Think Jesus Came Only to Bring Peace...
...But He says he came to bring a sword. What can this mean? Simply this: the existence of evil—even in families—necessitates conflict. Event the best family is broken beyond our ability to repair. The politics of the family must take a back seat to the calling of the kingdom. We must be careful not to romanticize the memory of our family members.