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Location of SACC
As you go north into Sumas on Highway 9 towards the Canadian Border, the Church is located on your right at the corner of Cherry (Highway 9) and Front St. Turn east on Front; 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 age 4. We also have children's church from ago 5 to grade 4. Sunday evening is a middle school youth group for grades 5-8.
Jesus is waiting for you to accept the forgiveness of sins that he made possible by dying on the cross.
The Clothesline is a free clothing bank. It is open Saturdays from 10 to noon
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.
Assorted pics of the church property
Last Sunday's message ~ Pastor Chad Hammond, "On the Brink"
"Was Jesus a Muslim or Christian?" ~ Chaplain Phil DuFrene
Port of Hope is one of the ministries supported by SACC. Below is a recent description of a recent visit to one of the Cargo Ships. Pastor Carl went along and was able to video part of the conversation Chaplain Phil describes. The video is below as well. The video starts after the question was asked and ends with an interruption but still give a good sense of what it was like. Phil writes:
"I was asked "Was Jesus a Muslim or Christian" the other day. Here’s the backstory.
The LONDON EXPRESS sat alongside at high tide—light on cargo. The gangway seemed like a 52-step stepladder. But the welcome made up for it.
Someone yelled, “Hey!” I yelled, “Hey!!” Three of four guys yelled back, “HEYY!!!”
I tried to outdo them with my “HEYYY!!!!” It’s good to be back among friends.
A few minutes later I pushed the start button on the Wi-Fi router, but it didn’t start.
“No worries, that can wait,” they said. “Have some tea. You want a samosa and some sweets? It’s Diwali!”
After snacking, I called tech support and soon the guys were connected with home. Time to sit back and see where tonight’s conversation would go.
The conversation: Toward the end of the evening, the fellow across the table paused and said, “I have a question. Was Jesus a Muslin or a Christian?” His honest question deserved a careful and compassionate answer.
In Acts 8, the Ethiopian official asked Philip a key question. Verse 35 says, “Philip began with…the good news about Jesus.” Since my friend asked about Jesus, that’s where this Philip began.
I explained that Jesus lived 600 years before Mohammad. Mohammad disagreed with the multi-theism that surrounded him, so he turned to Jews and Christians for their teachings about one, true God. Jesus influenced his thinking and writings.
But about Jesus—we believe he was 100% human and 100% divine. He was the perfect God-man.
Islam teaches that he was the greatest prophet. But prophets only preach and turn people back to God—they cannot be their saviour. As their phrase goes, “No man can bear the sins of another.”
But we teach that the penalty of our sins must be borne by another, and that person must be sinless. That person is Jesus.
Connecting this to Hinduism: My friend was Hindu. To him, humankind is in a cycle of death and rebirth. We are held back by our karma. We break out of this by gaining full spiritual enlightenment, and then our soul returns to the universe.
In Christianity, I said, we place our faith in Christ to take away all our sin and karma.Through him we gain true enlightenment. The cycle of death and rebirth is broken. We bypass all “next lives” and go straight to heaven.
The importance of his question: There is something significant in this. He felt “safe” to ask such this question.
I have visited the LONDON EXPRESS for years. My visits have no agenda. We talk about families, politics and work. They ask about the price of homes, if Winnipeg is very far away and how to get to Walmart and Best Buy. But there is no agenda. We become men of peace, and men of peace can talk about almost anything in safety…
safe enough to ask if Jesus was Muslim or Christian"
Journey is the monthly Newsletter for the Church family. Check out the November edition on the Newsletter Tab
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What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Peter 1:19; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Psalm 19:7)
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22; 2 Cor. 13:14)
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (1 John 5:20; Matt. 1:23; Heb. 4:15; Matt. 19:26; 1 Cor. 15:3-4, 13, 16; Mark 8:31; Titus 2:13)
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:3-5; Titus 3:5; Eph. 2:1-5)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:17; 1 Cor. 6:19-20)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (Dan. 12:2; John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:12-13)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom. 15:5-6; Phil. 1:27; 1 Cor. 12:12-13)