• How to Live and Die Happy: True Goodness - Matthew 23.25-28

    Last week we talked about the fruit of the spirit “kindness.” This week we will explore “goodness.” The two overlap in meaning -- in fact, the Greek root word Paul uses for “kind” is often also translated as “good” in our English Bibles.  But there is a distinction here in the list of the fruits of Spirit in Galatians 5.22-23. Paul listed both kindness and goodness as separate fruits of the spirit to emphasize their unique meanings.

  • How to Live and Die Happy: True Joy

    Part 3 in a series on the Fruit of the Spirit

    If we want to know how to live and die happy, we have to define happiness. I believe that happiness is knowing that your life matters, that you have a purpose, that your life counts for something. Does your life mean something? Do you know that you have a higher purpose than living day to day? In the end, will it make any difference whether you were here or not?

  • Photo by Alan Johnson, Camp Cedar Lake, Big Bear, California
  • How to Live and Die Happy: Spirit Walkers - Galatians 5:16-26

    Part 1 in a series on the Fruit of the Spirit


    Did you know one of the founding principles of our nation is happiness? The Declaration of Independence says loud and clear: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    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.

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