SPC News: March 23, 2018 / Easter Week

King, Prophet, Priest

Preaching Series: The Majestic Identity of Christ as Prophet, Priest, and King

  • Palm Sunday, March 25th / Jesus Our Sovereign King! / Matt 21:1-10, Rev 1:5
  • Easter Sunday, April 1st / Jesus Our Eternal Priest! / Hebrews 9:11-14, John 1:29
  • Easter Tide Sunday, April 8th / Jesus Our Trustworthy Prophet! / John 1:1, John 19:30

Contemplation Study on Jesus as Our Prophet, Priest, and King (Click Here)
An excerpt from Blood Work by Anthony Carter (Ligonier Ministries)

Easter Week Services

  • Sunday, March 25th – Palm Sunday
    • Regular Service Times – Children will sing during worship
    • 9:00 AM Huntington Beach Campground Service begins and will run through September 2nd
  • Thursday, March 29thMaundy Thursday
    • 6:30 PM Fellowship with light refreshments in our Fellowship Hall
    • 7:00 PM Communion Service in our sanctuary, please prepare your heart during this week
  • Friday, March 30thThe church office will be closed on Good Friday, March 30.
  • Sunday, April 1st – Easter Sunday
    • 8:30, 9:45 & 11:15 AM Services / Nursery available during each service
    • 9:45 AM Covenant Kids – ONLY
    • NO – ABF’s, Youth or Children’s Sunday School

South End Exit
Next Sunday, April 1st will be the first Sunday the south end exit into the Honda dealership will be opened for exiting only onto 17 Bypass South, following each of our services.

Easter Week Preparation
To help prepare our hearts for the upcoming Passion Week and Maundy Thursday services, Jeff Angulo and the Logos ABF (11:15 in RM 116) will study and demonstrate Jesus and His disciples ‘last supper’ celebration of Passover. Open to all.

Women’s Ministry Spring Conference
Ladies you are invited to attend our Spring Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Surfside Presbyterian Church. Lisa Hellier will be the speaker, conference will begin at 9:30 am with check-in and brunch. Please sign up on the Women’s Ministry bulletin board in the hallway.

Thank You from Ann and Neal Floyd
Neal and I would like to thank our church family for their support of us through prayers, cards and visits. We are so thankful for all the love we have felt during this trying time. Please continue to pray for Neal as he is going through physical therapy at Grand Strand Health Care on Hwy. 707.

Palm Sunday Worship Song – Hosanna: Praise is Rising

Easter’s Word of Victory – “It is Finished!”

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, ‘It is finished.’” — John 19:30

A.W. PinkWhen Christ said these words – “It is finished” – we view the glorious triumph of the cross.  The ancient Greeks boasted about being able to communicate a big thought while using few words. They would often say, “The perfection of a great speech is to give an ocean of substance in a single drop of language”. What the Greeks looked for in a powerful speech is found in these final few words of Christ – “It is finished.” In the original Biblical language, this statement is actually only one word. Yet in that one word is the entire Gospel of God. That one word contains the ground of the believer’s assurance. That one word describes the sum of all joy. In that one single word, we find the very spirit of all Godly comfort. In that one word, we find rest. Continue reading

Woman at the Well – Callie Melton

Callie, 2013Speaking to the women at Surfside Presbyterian Church about the woman at the well in John 4, Callie Melton gives us an insightful look into how Jesus interacted with this woman’s heart – highlighting the beautiful grace of Christ that not only forgives our sin, but also covers our shame.

Black Liberation, White Supremacy, or Gospel Reconciliation?

opposites-5256bcda9e631_hiresIf you are like me, you are concerned about the current issues of racial, cultural, and economic conflict that is disrupting our country and deeply dividing the body of Christ.  If you are like me, you are grieved.  That’s the best word for it. I am grieved. I am grieved over the anger.  I am grieved over the violence.

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Recovering the Heart of Dr. King

Dr. KingIn the face of recent events in our nation, I find that my heart is deeply grieved today.  In the last six months, we have witnessed one the nastiest political campaigns in our nation’s history.  During this campaign we heard the worst insults imaginable.  Last month, we witnessed a brutal attack by a radicalized Muslim on the LGBT community Continue reading

“The Mover of My Soul”, Valley of Vision, p. 8

Adapted from “The Mover”, The Valley of Vision – Pg. 8 (my paraphrase)Valley-of-Vision Redux

O Triune God,
You are the Mover of my soul.
Without you – my soul, my heart, my affections –
All these would still be unmoved, unyielding, and following their natural courses to drown in a barren sea
But God, being rich in merciful love –
You woke me up. You moved the soul in me.

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