Pastor’s Desk 2019-06-11

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Good Morning to You,
This Saturday Lynn and I were invited to a pool party. We were happy to go and meet some of the people of the church. Only to find out that most of the people invited were not from the church. And it was great! It would have been great if people were from the church, but the great part of this was meeting community people we didn’t know. It was a good time. And then Sunday two of those men from the party came to church. For the one man it was his first visit at SCCC. So, this week we are going to visit him.

This Sunday: It is Cookie Sunday. A time when we meet on the church veranda for fellowship and the producing of cookie crumbs. How does it happen? If you can, bake some cookies. If not, just show up.

Coming Up: Please consider signing up to volunteer with VBS July 1-5. A great chance to plant the seeds of the Word in children. How valuable is that? Come, join us!

Ladies Mountain Movers: A time when the ladies gather and pray. And wow, can they pray! Some Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., I can hear them all the way to my office. I am sure mountains are being moved. Look out San Carlos, the ladies are praying.

Men’s Breakfast and Study: Harvey Teitzel is leading this week and will be facilitating a study on Baptism. Come on over to Tequila’s on Thursday (8:30am)

Our Prayer Wall: The Prayer Wall on our church website is a great way to keep informed of the needs of our church family and/or to request prayer for a need you have.

June Sermon Series: This June we will be looking in the Gospels and enjoy the stories about Jesus in ‘boats.” Come and hear the message and find yourself in the story. Listen too, at;

Sermon Review
Lets see if my review can be briefer than my sermon! “Boats on the Sea of Life” Mark 4:35-41.
We looked at verse 35, “when evening had come.” The different seasons and times of life. Some of these times we wish would end quickly and some days we wish would never end. Life has different seasons with different experiences. The question was, would Jesus be in the boat with us on the sea of life?
It was at the directive of Jesus that they rowed to the other side of the lake. They had to leave the crowd (v.36) to go to the other side. Life has many places that are on the ‘other side.’ Places where we have to leave the ordinary and the crowds. Sometimes to go and be less popular. It also says that they took Jesus just as he was. What a strange way to say he went with them! But I think we can draw out that sometimes we are guilty of going with a Jesus of our expectation and design to another place or time in life, and us giving the directive of what is expected, instead of leaving this to the Master of the boat and sea that we ride in.
Verse 37 finds the disciples in a boat in a fierce storm, but Jesus is asleep on a cushion. That must have been some kind of cushion! The lesson to be learned here is if He is resting, perhaps we should be resting too! Ephesians 1:20-21 show us a picture of the Lord sitting high above everything, in a place of rest. He is not disturbed. If that is the Lord’s position shouldn’t we adopt his position? So then where is our trust? Jesus questioned the men about their fear and their trust.
The disciples’ question from this event was “Who is this?” (V. 41) They were still getting a revelation of who Jesus is. Where are we getting our revelation of who Jesus is?

Bless you my friends. Pastor Chuck.


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