Matthew 6:25-34 (HCSB) The Cure for Anxiety 25 “This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap […]
The story of Gideon (Judges 6-7) is a great example of a man who experienced transformation, called the people together, was willing to move out of his comfort zone, and obeyed God. As we continue to strive towards accomplishing our vision in 2015 these four keys will guide us as we make progress in outreach, […]
Jesus was not just a King. He also came as a shepherd “a leader who will shepherd My people Israel” (Mt 2:6b). Initially it seems a contradiction, a King that is also a shepherd. So, that make us wonder.. What does Jesus as a shepherd should mean to us? Matthew 2:1-6 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea […]
Genesis 12:1-3 Exodus 19:3-8 1 Samuel 8:1-7 1 Samuel 9:2 1 Samuel 10:23-24 1 Samuel 16:6-13 Isaiah 9:2-8 Luke 1:30-33 Matthew 3:16-17 Matthew 21:9 Mark 11:10 Luke 19:38 John 12:13 Revelation 22:12, 16-17, 20-21
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 […]
James 2:1-13 (ESV) The Sin of Partiality My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who […]
What is your goal as a disciple of Christ?
In the first verses of James 1, James provides a progression of ideas that is required for believers to strive towards what needs to be our goal. Trials result in perseverance, perseverance results in spiritual maturity and spiritual maturity ultimately results in receiving the crown of life. It is the crown of life – the promise of eternal life that is our goal.
Are we bringing the “first” of our life to God? Explore through the Old and New Testaments the principle of fist and the ideas of sacrifice and redeem. God redeemed us with the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. In response, are we willing to bring our first to God?
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.
In the past few years God has developed South Calgary into a church of love and service. Along the way He has led us into times of confession and times of equipping each other. We believe that God has prepared us to be a church of outreach and discipleship. The question in this sermon is , “What is God wanting to do in your life?” Are you willing to commit to increasing the love you have for others, and the service you do for others? Are you ready to commit, as an individual, to being a person of outreach and discipleship?