Look at the Youth

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It is a good Day; Here it is over a week later and I am still hearing good reports of the production, “Corrie Remembers” It was such a credit to the many people of SCCC who put in all the effort to bring this together for us and the community. I think one of the movie nights at SCCC will have to be, “The Hiding Place.”.

Just over a week ago, Pastor Mayra took nine of our youth to a weekend event in Santa Anna. She reported that it was a good event and the youth “behaved properly.” Thank you SCCC for supporting our youth. It has been a worthwhile investment.

The youth also have an outreach this weekend. Here in Mexico, it is Semana Santa. And as the week ends people pour into San Carlos to have parties and our little town explodes with thousands of partygoers. Our youth will take a location (with many adults to supervise) and be on the main street, giving out bottles of water, a gospel booklet, and a little cross to all who will accept. The youth get really bold in their witness and are received well. Pray for their safety and that their witness for Christ is powerful.

Did you hear about the ministry of Mark and Patricia as they venture into new territories of Mexico to reach children and their families for Jesus. If you missed it, you can pick up the video story on YouTube. Such an excellent testimony of a couple who ventured out with a little plan three years ago and have watched God do so much to bring it all together.

This Sunday was Cookie Sunday. I sure enjoy the time to fellowship on the veranda. And I discovered oatmeal cookies. They are healthy for you. Yes, because it is really just dried and baked oatmeal porridge! As we begin April and our summer season, Cookie Sunday will only be the fourth Sunday of each month.

Coming up is a baptism. One of our young ladies has expressed she has never been baptized and wishes to express her faith by baptism. So put April 7 on your calendar and be ready to witness her expression of faith and obedience in baptism. Weather permitting, this will be in the ocean at San Francisco Beach.

Sunday, the message was about Judas. I have a conflict about Judas. Why did Jesus choose him? And then by giving Judas the position of treasurer of the group, it seems like an approval to the others. I suspect it was not until days later as the events settled in their minds that they understood something else of who Judas was. I wonder if they had the same questions?

I don’t have contempt for the man, only sorrow and questions. And I ask myself if I could understand a little more about him perhaps, I could learn from his mistakes. When we see another’s failure, treat it as an opportunity to learn and then help the other to recover.

John writes more than the other gospel writers of Judas and paints a picture of Judas known only as the one who betrayed Jesus and yet Jesus knew what choice Judas had! And look at the way Jesus treated the one who would betray him! Have you ever been betrayed? We all have and maybe we can learn something here too. Jesus treated Judas, even with respect. How can that be? Seems like a lesson there too.

Then as Jesus washes the feet of Judas, I wonder, did Judas look away? What battle played in the mind of Judas in those days? Perhaps he fell for the trap. “I thought Jesus would …” We often do. We feel like we have been let down by another because we thought they were going to produce some product for us, and did not, Then, in our discouragement we become discontented and even disloyal. Judas slipped into the trap.

Don’t fall into those traps. We fall into the trap of expectations, yet not being expressed. What if Judas had a conversation with Jesus about his expectations of Jesus? Perhaps he would have had a view that would have taken him into better choices? Do you see my process of thought? I am trying to solve Judas. My mind is often trying to see the person in a better light.

So, I ask about Judas and you and me, what would this person be like if sin had never touched him?  “Jesus touch my most hidden spots and make me fully yours.” What a powerful prayer.

Blessings, Chuck.

This is only a small, short summary of what was spoken this past Sunday, and without writing the whole of the Sunday script for you here, you can hear the full service on our FB page under the icon “Videos.” Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up.

Events

1st Sunday of each month, Celebration of the Lord’s Table.

4th Sunday each month, Cookie Sunday

3rd each month, Monday Night at the Movies at 6 pm.

Every Wednesday @ 9 a.m. – Ladies Mountain Mover’s Prayer.

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study. The first time is free! Come on gentlemen.

Every Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry

Every Sunday @ 9 a.m. – Children’s Church with Pastor Mayra; Bilingual.

For the rest of the story, you can follow us on the website and hear the audio or watch the entire service or part of it on our facebook page. https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up. Here is the link.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9yXcPYmvQ

You can contact the church by email for more information about these events at office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

RightNow Media. Is ready! SCCC has taken a one-year membership with RightNow Media. We are offering this resource to SCCC. I love using RightNow Media and am very excited that you will be able to have this material resource too! It contains biblical educational videos that have accompanying study books that complement the video, these can be used for group study or personal study. The studies available are of books of the Bible and also some that are topical. There are resources for adults, men, women, and teens, and videos teaching for children. I also found ‘conference’ videos that you can take advantage of. In all, there are 20,000 videos available. That is a lot of educational and inspirational material. The purpose of SCCC in offering this to you is to give you the resources to explore your faith and grow in Christian maturity.

This membership provides us with material in English and Spanish, so it suits our church community very well. Please take advantage of this material and let us know what you think.

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