• Blockhead
  • Faithless and Perverse - Luke 9.37-43

    When Jesus comes down from the mountain, He immediately gets hit with trouble. And so it is with us most of the time. You get blessed in your morning time of Bible study and prayer only to get walloped at work half an hour later. Or you come back from a retreat only to get slapped with strife at home. We must remember that the God we meet on the mountain will also give us victory in the valley.

  • 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.

  • Moving Mountains (Matthew 17.14-21)

    Three Missteps

    Underestimate the Devil

    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5.8)

    “And the Lord said to Satan, ‘From where do you come?’
    So Satan answered the Lord and said, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.’” (Job 1.7)

  • Jesus Heals Many (Matthew 15.29-31)

    Jesus is Available but not Invasive

    He cares for the crowds, He knows their needs. Yet He does not force Himself on anyone. Rather, He hikes a mountain and awaits those who have the determination to seek Him. This is not a God who is aloof or unconcerned, but a God who wants to encourage our participation in our own healing process. The ones who desire healing need to make an effort to find Him; the healing comes to us when we come to Him.

    We show our belief when we seek Him.
    “Jesus ... went up on the mountain and sat down there.” (v29)

  • cross image
  • Good News for Nobody (Matthew 8.14-15)

    Jesus comes down from the mountain and demonstrates His authority by healing
    1) a dirty man (the leper) 2) an enemy (the centurion’s servant) and 3) a nobody (Peter’s mother-in-law).
    Each of these, in some way, represents each of us. Today we examine the healing of Peter’s Mother-in-Law (a “nobody”).

    Ultimately, Everybody is a “Nobody”

    Dobson — “If you live long enough, life will trash your trophies.”

    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.

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