|Sumas A.C. Church||
Location of SACC
As you head north into Sumas on Highway 9 towards the Canadian Border Crossing, the Church is located on your right at the corner of Cherry (Highway 9) and Front St. Turn east onto Front and the parking lot entry is at the east end of the building.
125 Front Street,
10 am Worship every Sunday morning!
Nursery is available during the service for birth through kindergarten.
He is waiting for you to accept the forgiveness of sins that he secured by dying on the cross.
The Clothesline, our free clothing bank, is open eight months: mid August through March. It is closed now but will reopen Sept. 9.
Paper Products continues all year on the 3rd Wed. of the month, 10 to noon. Recipients must be residents of Sumas on food stamps & no cash benefits.
Check out the sermon tab for the latest message.
Riley Sanford Missions Update
Ryan Boon Mission Trip Interview
Ryan Boon is going on a 3-month Mission Trip to Lebanon. Pastor Carl interviewed him during the service on August 27. SACC is pleased to be able to help him with a one time gift. Ryan became acquainted with Kids Alive and missions during a youth mission trip to the Dominican Republic with Pastor Jack Mumford several years ago.
Richard Larson Funeral (8-23-17) - Audio Only
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Matt. 5:3: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Living as a Christian goes against our natural instincts. We think happiness will come from improving our situation, winning the lottery, getting our world together. Matt. 5:3 is a spiritual truth that is to characterize the lives of those that are Christians. This verse is the first words in the most famous sermon ever spoken from Jesus' sermon, “The Sermon on the Mount.” In this sermon, Jesus is describing what it means to be a disciple. He urges people to change their lives and make a commitment to follow Him. To be a Christian is the hardest things, it’s the easiest thing. Hard because of what you have to give up… easy because of what you gain when you finally understand it is all God.
When I was young my father used to guide people up Mt. Baker. People called all year long, most of them little to no experience, large groups in those days. I can hear my father talking on the phone describing to people the difficulty, the long hours, the cost. But yet the joy, the thrill… realistic but great joy/worth for those able and willing to pay the price. I think Jesus is doing something like that with the beatitudes and the rest of the Sermon on the Mount…The hardest thing, but allworth it! (That’s not a bad strategy for Marriage Counseling too!)….
One person said it this way (Gregg Laurie): "If we were to rewrite the Beatitudes for the 21st century, they would be vastly different than what we find in Matthew 5. Modern beatitudes would sound something like this:
In the world of Jesus, we abandon our instincts of how to find satisfaction and become totally dependent on God. The hardest, the easiest!
Blessed are the poor in spirit. .Peace and contentment come from within… regardless of the world, regardless of how much money we have. This doesn’t say blessed are the poor…. [If poverty of money were the criteria, who in this room is the most “blessed”?], it says poor in spirit.
Just as poverty means not enough money, so poor in Spirit means spiritual emptiness. We must NOT be proud in our hearts, thinking I have strength, I am strong, I can do it, I don’t need God.
One person on my FB page almost daily talks about what she is doing for herself to make herself happy, disciplining herself with food, diet, activities that are good for her and that she enjoys, the way she spends her time to take care of herself, all good things. I guarantee her world, someday, will collapse. All good things, but those things will fail her. God within is what gives us true and lasting peace.
Augustine’s prayer speaks eternal truth: ‘You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you’.
Spiritual poverty means you have nothing spiritually of worth. You have nothing to offer God that would make Him consider you worthy of His attention, or of His blessing. When we learn to let go our earthly appetites, our spiritual pride, is when God will renew us…
Jesus says that those who are spiritually poor receive “the Kingdom of Heaven.” Jesus looks for those who are spiritually poor. Those who are completely reliant on God. Those who lean on him to supply us with all that makes us worthy to receive the riches of the blessings of God’s Kingdom.
Rejoice, those who “poor in spirit.” The way to reach the heights with Christ is to die to yourself, hit the bottom of your resources, and finally allow God to transform you. Deep blessings are not what comes from without, but rather, God changing you from within. Amen.
~ Pastor Carl, Seeds of Hope Message, Aug. 8, '17
The TAC kids meet Sumas Police Officer Daniel