We cherish Christ by focusing our love and affection toward Him and devoting ourselves to the teaching of His word. Together at SCBC we seek to treasure our Savior and hold on to Him.
The Good News of Jesus Christ
The Bible teaches that God has created all human beings to love and glorify Him (Mk. 12:30; Col. 1:16). All of humanity is to cherish God above all. The Good News of Jesus Christ is essential in making this happen. The people of God are able to love Him because He first loved them by sending Christ.
Good News reveals that there is bad news as well: the whole human race has rebelled and sinned against the holy Creator’s authority and ways. Because of this, all people are under God’s wrath and judgment. That is truly bad news. Yet, because of His great grace and love, the offended God has provided salvation and atonement through the person and work of Jesus Christ. When someone repents of sin and trusts Jesus as Lord and Savior, there is forgiveness of sin and eternal fellowship with God. This is Good News indeed! You can then truly begin to glorify God in all things and to take pleasure in Him, which is the ultimate purpose of every human being. This is the heart of the Christian message.
How have you responded to the Good News of Jesus? Have you placed your faith in Him? Have you considered His claims and His work? Have you considered your spiritual position before God thoughtfully and honestly?
Jesus did not leave us the option of remaining neutral to His claim of being God. We either receive this as true or reject it. Your response to Him has bearing on your eternal destiny.
To help you understand the Good News of Jesus Christ more fully, we are providing two resources down below that are excellent in their presentation of the Gospel and also help answer questions that you may have. The first is a multimedia slide presentation by Matthias Media and the other is a pamphlet that Dr. Phil Newton has written called “The Way of Faith.” All you need to do is click on the link for each one down below. It is our prayer that these two resources are able to answer your questions about God and guide you to knowing Him.
We affirm that our God delights in the corporate and public worship that His people offer up to Him. Psalm 22:3 declares, “Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.” Psalm 95:6-7 invites us, “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand…” Hebrews 10:24-25 instructs, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
SCBC gathers together for corporate & public worship of God on Sunday mornings at 8:00 am & 10:00 am (Sunday School at 9:00 am). These two services are when we gather to cherish God together. We have a parking lot with attendants who will direct you to an open spot for your car. Come early for a good spot and please be patient as the attendants try to assist you! If our parking lot is too full, there is a nearby parking garage that you can park in and we will validate your parking for free. While some do wear their “Sunday best”, most people wear casual and comfortable clothes on Sunday morning. Don’t worry about if your clothing is fancy enough, just come to worship our great God with your heart.
Congregational worship is a time we affirm the worth of God. We acknowledge that all else pales in comparison to Him. We confess He is all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present, and holy. We marvel at His grace and goodness. Though personal, public worship is not something we do by shutting out other people around us in a strictly privatized, emotional experience. Corporate worship is a public gathering to present ourselves before God in a shared experience of worshipping Him. We delight in Him together. Join us this week!
At SCBC, we do not only encourage the corporate and public worship of God, but for individuals to worship God at all times as well. Worship is not confined to a building or day of the week. Romans 12:1 says, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” We are to worship God with all of our being wherever we are and in whatever it is we are doing (Matt. 22:37 & Col. 1:17). We affirm that true worship of God must be done in spirit and truth (Jn. 4:24) and is made possible only by faith in Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:6).