Silent and Listening Prayer
Ancient Prayers, Today's Assurance, Part 3 • May 10, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
As we continue our series “Ancient Prayers, Today’s Assurance” we’ll go back in time to the Silent and Listening Prayers of Hannah and her son Samuel (1 Sam. 1 and 3 to prepare your thoughts). What an amazing gift.. God speaking to you and you being able to hear Him…Wow!
The Abiding Prayer
Ancient Prayers, Part 1 • April 26, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
Our message today, "The Abiding Prayer" begins a new series, "Ancient Prayers: Today's Assurance;" looking at some of the prayers found in the Old Testament, that reveal the divine encounter between God and his people, happening centuries ago, yet are deeply informative to our life in Christ today.
This Way to the Mount of Olives
New Life, New Way, Part 5 • April 19, 2020 • Pastor Jennifer Harper
Little did we know that the New Life, New Way sermon series would be preached during a time of crisis, when our way of doing life has been radically altered. Isn't it amazing to follow Jesus into a life and way that no pandemic or economic disaster can alter? View or listen to this final message in the series, as Pastor Jennifer leads us to the Mount of Olives and the Ascension of Jesus Christ (Acts. 1:1-12).
This Way to the Jordan
New Life, New Way Part 1 • March 22, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
This Sunday we’re beginning a series: New Life, New Way. Each week we’re going to re- trace some of the most significant steps of Jesus’ ministry while on earth. However, this sacred journey goes far beyond a historical event. As we follow His steps every area of our life is transformed (that is, every area we choose to surrender).
Fix Your Eyes on Jesus
Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV - Pastor Lenny Corliss • March 8, 2020 • Pastor Lenny Corliss
The Christian faith is depicted throughout the bible by various “metaphors”. Some are Shepherd and Sheep, Members of One Body, the Vine and Branches, Soldier in Armor, etc. Today we look at the picture of the Christians life as a track, course or path on which our journey is run on a daily basis. We’ll focus particularly on the fact that we ALL FALL DOWN and what we should do when this happens.
The Voice of the Spirit
Clarity Part 8 • March 1, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
This Sunday, we talk about hearing the voice of God through Scripture and the leading of the Spirit. Feel welcome to reflect on Acts 2 to prepare. (Remember the principles we talked about last Sunday, keeping our awareness of the Author as fully present with us as we meditate and study this passage) Our theme verse for 2020 is 2 Chronicles 20:20, "...believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe His prophets, and you will succeed."
The Sweet Wine of Understanding
Clarity Part 7 • February 23, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
This Sunday, Pastor Chris talks about the actual clarity of Scripture, and how to correctly identify meaning in our reading and Bible study. Read Nehemiah 8:1-12 and Psalm 119 to prepare. Our theme verse for 2020 is 2 Chronicles 20:20, "...believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe His prophets, and you will succeed."
Knowing Your Current Location
Clarity, Part 3 • January 26, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
All that God chooses to be clear is being made clear to those who faithfully seek the truth, willing to submit to the truth, and actively believe the truth. 2 Chronicles 20:20 (ESV) ...Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.”
Believing is Seeing
Clarity, Part 2 • January 19, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
This Sunday, Pastor Chris continues our series on 2 Chronicles 20. If you're reading along with us, spend time in 2 Chronicles 16-20 before Sunday for good context. Clarity: Regaining Spiritual Clarity in a Fuzzy World is a timely message as we enter the new year. There is a host of confusing messages throughout our culture; this series explores the issues that the Bible addresses with complete clarity. Our theme verse is 2 Chronicles 20:20, "...believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe His prophets, and you will succeed."
Our Eyes Are On You
CLARITY, Part 1 • January 12, 2020 • Pastor Chris Harper
The Holy Spirit continues to fill my heart with CLARITY of vision along with an exciting sense of urgency for God’s calling upon the SWC community. For those new to this mission, we seek to faithfully and generously help the hurting and make disciple-makers. This is not a mission new to the Church, but in all reality, is an awakening to the ministry of Jesus Christ- incarnational in every way. So, welcome to the shared joy of God’s work, and welcome to a community that takes seriously our commitment to you as part of His family. Over the next few Sundays, I’m preaching on the the "20/20" clarity granted to those who seek truth. 2 Chron. 20:20 “...believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.” We should never be satisfied with incomplete understandings or blurred ideas on anything that God has chosen to make clear to His own: true knowledge, His will and guidance in our daily choices, understanding Scripture, eternity, and completeness (shalom). Let’s boldly step into this new decade, with the power of the Holy Spirit and His CLARITY. Pastor Chris