As we end 2020 with more questions than we started the year, I love the scripture for today: Amazing Grace, Amazing Truth… The Gospel of John is one of the last testimonies of Jesus Christ included in the Bible ~ likely written the last decade of the 1st Century, decades after the death of Jesus. As an old man, John, a disciple of Jesus, looks back at his time with Jesus and reveals his insights for the greater meaning of Jesus. In the opening verses of John, in poetic form, the disciple John testifies to the eternal nature of Jesus, how Jesus is like a light shining in the darkness, how Jesus was truly a man in every sense of the word. Now, in these beautiful two-sides-of-the-same-coin matching words, we are given the first insight of what makes Jesus tick: “… He came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Grace and Truth! Two complimentary ideas that perfectly describe what Jesus is about.
Christmas Eve at the Sumas Advent Christian Church has always been a wonderful tradition as the community gathers to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This year, with COVID19 restrictions, the service is made available online. You are invited to join us for the singing of traditional Christmas Carols, Bible readings, the inspiration story of a giant of faith who died exactly 100 years ago, and a message by Pastor Carl Crouse from John 1:14: The Depth of the Glory of God.
NOTE: The video was unexpectedly stopped, so the last few minutes of the candlelight and a prayer are in a second video.
Carl Crouse, Pastor
At SACC we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Every Sunday the worship service includes a message from the Bible. My words are an attempt to understand and apply the Bible to our daily living. I post weekly sermons and other biblical messages on this page. May you find meaning and hope as you read through each message and seek to hear God's voice. Leave a comment to ask questions or inspire others with your insights.