2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Awaiting the New Body 5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will […]
Galatians 5:1-18 (NIV) Freedom in Christ 5 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at […]
Romans 8 Life Through the Spirit 8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a]free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] […]
Acts 1:1-8 1 I wrote the first narrative, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day He was taken up, after He had given orders through the Holy Spirit to the apostles He had chosen. 3 After He had suffered, He also presented Himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing […]
John 16:5-15 (NIV) 5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the […]
John 14 (NIV) Jesus Comforts His Disciples 14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me.2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a […]
Acts 2 The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came […]
James 3:1-12 (ESV) Taming the Tongue 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3 If we put bits into […]
The vision of SCCC is to “be a people who passionately follow Jesus to see all made whole.” To move forward in accomplishing the vision significant planning working together is required. However . . . we will not rely on planning. We will not rely on perseverance. We will follow the example of King David in Psalm 33 and place our hope and trust in God. We will rely on the power of God’s Spirit in us to move forward.
The mission that Jesus gave the church is to “be witnesses”, to “make disciples” of Jesus Christ. As we celebrate Pentecost we are reminded that the Spirit of God has been given to us; the Spirit is in us. We will not presume to be able to fulfill the mission of Jesus on our own. As individuals and a church, we will rely on the power of God’s Spirit in us to be witnesses of Jesus.