OUR CURRENT SERIES
In July and August, we're looking into what holiness lived out looks like and what it does. Saved in Christ, we're also called to be His holy people who are set apart to shine for His glory.
But what does holiness practically mean for our church in 2018? Come and see as we look into the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 and 6 to hear Christ's call for everyday holiness.
messages in MAY AND JUNE
This Mother's Day we're starting our series by looking at how Christ entered the world in a particular family, with a specific mom who surrendered her family and life to the Lord's plans. Luke 1:26-38
PASS IT ON
Will Liao delivers the message on how and why God's family plan is for parents to pass on their spiritual heritage to their children.
Brother Jun Yang shares a moving message on following God's plan for our families from Luke 2. What does it mean for your family to be about the Father's business?
While our culture is quesitoning God's perfect design for marriage, often our own hearts are also struggling with how and why to follow His plan. Let's look into how God's design reveals our relationship with Jesus Christ and how we give Him glory in the everyday rhythm of our married life.
In this special bilingual message, discover how God designed the family as the perfect vessel for discipleship in our homes and churches as we dig into Deuteronomy 6.
THE FATHER AND HIS SON
On Father's Day we put on display the unique and beautiful relationship between God the Father and God the Son. Our goal and application is what Jesus prayed in John 17:3 - to know the Father and His Son. Our text is John 5:19-40.
I'VE BEEN ADOPTED! [Now What?]
What does it mean to be in God's family? We often call each other brothers and sisters around here, but what are the amazing possibilities and responsibilities of being a church family? We turn to Hebrews 10 to find out.
God has amazing plans for our homes and His family the Church. From Mother's Day to Father's Day we looked at what it means to be in Christ's family, be surrendered to His designs, and for our houses to serve Him.
MAY JUNE 2018
Responding to Jesus by saying YES LORD every day in all that we are, all that we have and, in all we do.
MARCH APRIL 2018
OUR CURRENT SERIES
Dear Brothers and Sisters and Friends,
Peace to you!
“One Spirit to Exalt Christ, One Course to Expand His Kingdom” is not only the theme for this year’s SVCA 25th Anniversary, but also the theme of this year’s Labor Day Conference. Our hope is to continue on the path of “one spirit, one course” to actualize the vision and mission which the Lord has given us 25 years ago when our church began -- “Christ is all and in all”. And for our future, we will humbly take the rich abundance that is in the house of God, and partake in His kingdom expansion work along with all others churches in this generation.
We look forward to worshiping God in His presence with you during SVCA’s annual spiritual feast through morning devotions, music worship, prayer, and sermons; and through fellowship with the saints we encourage one another on this heavenly way. Let us pray that all of us can be enlarged by God to walk out of our comfort zone and enter into different kingdom working fields, such as local evangelism, missions, trainings, and web ministries, etc. Therefore, we can truly live out a testimony of “One Spirit to Exalt Christ, One Course to Expand His Kingdom”!
May God use this conference to abundantly bless us!
2018 LDC Committee
messages FROM THE CONFERENCE
Pastor Ernest Waldvogel is the pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd in New York. He is a servant to whom God has entrusted much; he is humble and gentle in spirit and his messages are full of anointing. Pastor Waldvogel has been our Conference speaker for over 10 years. Both English and Chinese congregations love Pastor Earnest very much. Pastor Ernest and his wife, Joyce, have three children and three grandchildren.
Kingdom Life - The Spirit of joy
Kingdom life can be manifested in a congregation of believers in many ways. Today we will highlight the Spirit of Joy that the Lord wants to set into His people.
8 Marks of A Christian 1
What does a Christian life look like? Not a cheap "knock-off" but the real thing. There are many more but here are some of the key marks of a person who is living the Christian (kingdom) life.
Kingdom Life - The Spirit of Unity
Only the Holy Spirit can produce such unity in the body of Christ. Our differences are dwarfed by the unity created by His Spirit. The body is one, all united to accomplish His work, energized by the Holy Spirit
8 Marks of A Christian 2
Continue from previous session
Pastor Hongjie Yu was born again when he was a youth. Pastor Yu was diagnosed with tumors during childhood and has undergone a wide range of treatment since then, including eight surgeries. After working in the Silicon Valley computer industry for twelve years, he was called to full-time ministry in 1991 and started Christian Assembly church with his wife and several other coworkers.
One spirit to exalt Christ
Christ is the center of God’s will and all things, and we shall exalt Christ in one spirit, and let Him have the preeminence in all things
One course to expand His kingdom
God wants to obtain a kingdom of priests: A group of people who are wholly consecrated and esteem God to be God.
Discussion Panel : Expanding God's Kingdom by Loving Our Neighbor
Panel Members：Rev. Bruce Green, Sister Gail Efting, Bro. David Bales, Bro. Joseph Ren
Facilitator：Tianqi Tong, Kathy Yu