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Fall Growth Groups – Counter Culture

by Josh Marlowe

Growth Groups at SCBC will resume on Sept 11! We will be going through the Counter Culture Bible study together. This Bible study is based on the book Counter Culture by David Platt. Growth Group leaders are meeting preparing now to lead this study. The goal of this study is to understand how the eternal […]

Preparing the Whole Family for Sunday

by Duane Smith

Sunday mornings can be tough.  Many families find that waking up following a busy Saturday, which may have ended late, to be a task so difficult that skipping church seems preferable. Here are some helpful suggestions from Karen Wilk for preparing as a family for corporate worship so that each member feels welcome and involved. Begin […]

Read through the Bible in a year . . . an idea that never gets old.

by Josh Marlowe

In last Sunday’s sermon I pointed out several marks of someone who is anticipating the return of Jesus Christ. One of those marks is a commitment to reading the Word of God. 2 Peter warns of people who would take and twist scripture to their own sinful purposes. The best way to recognize and respond […]

ADVENT

by Josh Marlowe

At the beginning of the service yesterday (Dec 6) I mentioned there were several great free resources available for Advent. I encourage you to consider some of the following resources to help you prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Why participate in or begin Advent traditions for yourself or family? “Advent is for adoring Jesus. […]

Foundations Courses

by Duane Smith

For many years Christians have enjoyed the benefits of living in a culture heavily influenced by a Judeo-Christian philosophy and morality.  This, however, is changing very rapidly.  Many Christians will despair at this change and will spend their time lamenting the loss of the good old days. I believe, however, that with this change will […]

March Prayer Emphasis – Family

by Josh Marlowe

It should not be a surprise that the family is under attack. A family that is living in obedience to God’s Word has tremendous potential to reveal God’s love, care, unity, reconciliation, forgiveness, joy, and so much more! This month we will be praying for: marriages (March 4) parents (March 11) widows (March 18) singles […]

Growth Groups at SCBC

by Josh Marlowe

Growth Groups exist at SCBC to provide a platform for biblical discipleship and fellowship to occur and produce the maturing and multiplying of disciples of Jesus Christ at home. Last Sunday night we had our 2015 reLaunch service and I was greatly encouraged to see the number of people from SCBC who were willing to […]

THE MOST IMPORTANT NEGLECTED PRAYER

by Duane Smith

THE MOST IMPORTANT NEGLECTED PRAYER by Drew Hunter This article appeared on www.thegospelcoalition.com on 1/7/15 “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” (Matt. 6:9). This first line of the Lord’s Prayer is one of the most familiar in the Bible. It is one of the most commonly prayed prayers in history. Yet among believers […]

5 REASONS WE EAT TOGETHER AS A FAMILY

by Duane Smith

5 REASONS WE EAT TOGETHER AS A FAMILY by Tim Challies This article appeared at www.challies.com on 1/5/15 It is one of my clearest memories from twelfth grade. It was my final year of high school but my first year at Ancaster Public High School. I was in sociology class when the teacher asked this: […]