• Matthew the Tax Collector

    Matthew’s Big Problem

    There was no way out of his chosen life. He was too far gone.

    Sacrifice (religion) vs. Mercy

    Sacrifice tends to be self-serving. Mercy is scandalously selfless.

    Mercy is a beautiful sacrifice — fragrant and pleasing to God. For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
    (Hosea 6:6)

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    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.

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