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    ReadRISEN: "The Great Commission"
    May 2nd, 2021

    Let's try this again...

    This Sunday Morning we promise that the "power will not be out" with our lights or otherwise! So please join us as we continue with our special series called "RISEN" that highlights some of the events that happened during the 40-days between the time that Jesus walked out of the tomb and when He ascended up to heaven.


    Tomorrow's Message is titled "The Great Commission" which is the term used for the instruction originally given by Jesus to "Go to all the world and proclaim the Gospel, the Good News, the very real story of Jesus Christ. These "marching orders" were first given to the Apostles, then to the original believers of the Early Church. This instruction, this command, has continued on for almost 2,000 years and is still given to us, His Church, even today.


    So... please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


    Children's Church is now up and running for both Sunday Service times for Kindergarten though 6th Grade. Your kids will be spending the entire service in the Student Center so please be sure to drop them off early for some great things that our SCC teachers have planned for them!


    Our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach.


    Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for this Sunday!


    Blessings...


    Craig

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      ReadRISEN: The Great Commission
      April 25th, 2021

      Please join us tomorrow...

      This Sunday Morning we continue with our special series called "RISEN" that highlights some of the events that happened during the 40-days between the time that Jesus walked out of the tomb and when He ascended up to heaven.


      Tomorrow's Message is titled "The Great Commission" which is the term used for the instruction originally given by Jesus to "Go to all the world and proclaim the Gospel, the Good News, the very real story of Jesus Christ. These "marching orders" were first given to the Apostles, then to the original believers of the Early Church. This instruction, this command, has continued on for almost 2,000 years and is still given to us, His Church, even today.


      So... please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


      Children's Church is now up and running for both Sunday Service times for Kindergarten though 6th Grade. Your kids will be spending the entire service in the Student Center so please be sure to drop them off early for some great things that our SCC teachers have planned for them!


      Our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach.


      Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for this Sunday!


      Blessings...


      Craig


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        ReadDo You really love Me?
        April 18, 2021

        This Sunday Morning we continue with our special series called "RISEN" that highlights some of the events that happened during the 40-days between the time that Jesus walked out of the tomb and when He ascended up to heaven.


        Tomorrow's Message is titled "Do You Really Love Me?" which comes from the last Chapter of the Gospel of John. We'll read how Jesus restores Peter and renews the original mantle and calling on Peter's life.


        Peter's story is a great reminder of the fact that our Lord is in the "restoration business" and His mercy and His grace is available for every one of us!


        So... please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


        Children's Church is now up and running for both Sunday Service times for Kindergarten though 6th Grade. Your kids will be spending the entire service in the Student Center so please be sure to drop them off early for some great things that our SCC teachers have planned for them!


        Our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach.


        Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for this Sunday!


        Blessings...


        Craig










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        ReadAPRIL MISSIONS WINDOW
        APRIL 18, 2021

        A SPECIAL CALL TO PRAYER...


        Missionary Prayer Window                             April 18, 2021

        A number of our missionaries are in countries which are heavily populated with individuals who are of the Muslim faith. It not unusual for them to have to be careful letting it be known that they are Christians and /or missionaries. It is helpful to know more about those for whom we pray. This month we are asking that the people of God pray for our missionaries in these locations…but more importantly our missionaries would ask you to pray for open hearts for these Muslim people. For 1.8 billion Muslims Ramadan is a time of increased spiritual devotion, including additional prayer and refection on the Quran. Join our missionaries that in these unprecedented times, there will be an unprecedented move of the Spirit, turning hearts and minds to Jesus. You can go to www.prayercast.com to receive prayer videos or to learn more about praying for Muslims. The points below are from one of our missionaries. Let’s share his heart!

        WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

        PRAY!

         

        FEAR IN THE MUSLIM WORLD:

         

        Muslims attempt to please God – as they understand Him from the Quran – largely by performing prescribed religious duties. In public, Muslims fear what others think of them. They dare not do anything to bring shame on their family. Beatings, shunning, and even death can be the result. Women are especially susceptible to these fears. They can be beaten for liking the wrong boy, the wrong music, or voicing the wrong opinion.

         

        In private, Muslims fear God and wonder whether they are doing enough to please him. The Quran teaches that God is always watching (4:1, 33:52). Muslims hope that when they die their good deeds will outweigh their bad deeds – and even then, salvation is never assured.

         

        Everyone will be rewarded or punished based on how well they performed the prescribed duties. They will be made to cross a razor-thin wire over the inferno that is hell, either entering paradise safely or falling off into hell. Its horrors are vividly described in Quran 3:91, 4:56, 4:145, 17:97, 22:19-20, 23:104, 40:70-72, and 70:11-16.

         

        PRAYER POINTS

         

        • Pray for Muslims to see God as their loving Heavenly Father.
        • Pray for Muslims to know and accept the perfect love of Jesus that casts out fear.
        • Pray for the spirit of fear to be replaced by His spirit of power, love, and self-control.

         

         

        WHAT DOES ISLAM LOOK LIKE IN USA?

        WHAT ARE MUSLIMS’ GREATEST STRUGGLES IN USA?

        WHAT IS GOD DOING AMONG MUSLIMS IN USA?

         

        The first Muslims in America were most likely African slaves owned by 16th century European explorers. In the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson campaigned in Virginia for freedom of religion not just for Christians, but for Muslims, Jews, and even “pagans.”

         

        Other Muslims came to America from the Middle East in the late 1800s and early 1900s for economic reasons, often settling in the Midwest. The Ford Motor Company employed many at its various factories. In the 1950s Muslims came from Palestine, Iraq, and Egypt, and later on others arrived from Africa and Asia. In recent years Muslim refugees have come to America seeking safety and security.

         

        There were an estimated 3.45 million Muslims in the US in 2017, about 1% of the total population. That number grows by roughly 100,000 per year, mostly because Muslims tend to have more children, not because people are converting to Islam. Most Muslims in America are Sunni, but they are very diverse in their language and cultural backgrounds.

         

        A specific and separate expression of Islam in the African-American community, known as the Nation of Islam, is a controversial combination of Islamic theology and issues related to racism and civil rights. Its most notable leaders have been Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. In 2017, only 3% of US-born African Americans identified with the Nation of Islam; the majority of Black Muslims would consider themselves Sunni. 

         

        PRAYER POINTS 

         

        • Pray for the lonely and brokenhearted to find healing, hope, and love in Jesus.
        • Pray for deep friendships with believers who will lovingly lead them to Christ.

         

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          ReadRISEN: "I'll Believe it When I See it!"
          April 11, 2021

          Tomorrow Morning at South Coast Church...

          This Sunday Morning we begin a special series called "RISEN" that highlights some of the events that happened during the 40-days between the time that Jesus walked out of the tomb and when He ascended up to heaven.


          Tomorrow we begin with "I'll Believe it When I See it!" which comes from the end of the Gospel of John. The doubt that Thomas expressed that day was real and sincere. But Jesus didn't rebuke Thomas in that moment. Jesus loved and encouraged him and Thomas ultimately believed.


          Sometimes there's a little bit (or a whole lot) of Thomas in every one of us. But, thank God, the Lord still loves us, encourages us and walks us through every time.


          So... please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


          Children's Church is now up and running for both Sunday Service times for Kindergarten though 6th Grade. Your kids will be spending the entire service in the Student Center so please be sure to drop them off early for some great things that our SCC teachers have planned for them!


          Our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach.


          Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for Resurrection Sunday!


          Blessings...


          Craig










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            ReadRESURRECTION SUNDAY
            APRIL 4, 2021

            TOMORROW MORNING WE CELEBRATE!

            Tomorrow Morning we join in the celebration as tomorrow is the day that the entire World marks as Easter 2021!


            For us, as believers, our focus is on the fact that this is the day, this is the Sunday Morning that we celebrate and we remember and we re-focus our thoughts on the very-real fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and He's alive and well!! This is our Resurrection Sunday!!


            So... please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


            We are very happy to also announce that tomorrow morning we are re-launching Children's Church for both Sunday Service times! Your kids will be spending the entire service in the Student Center so please be sure to drop them off early for some great things that our SCC teachers have planned for them!


            If you're not quite ready yet to join us in person, our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach. Please note that if you are going to view our service online tomorrow, we will be celebrating Communion together. Please have your own Communion items ready so you can celebrate right along with us.


            Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for Resurrection Sunday!


            Blessings...




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              ReadSPECIAL GUEST MISSIONARIES
              MARCH 28, 2021

              THIS SUNDAY AT SCC...

              Tomorrow Morning we have some very special guests with us and you, for sure, will want to hear all about the exciting things that God is doing through these great Missionaries!


              I'm just going to call them Tom and Bonnie and exclude their last name because this dedicated couple serves as Assemblies of God Missionaries in an area that is highly sensitive. What we will hear tomorrow, though, will be the very real accounts of what God is doing even in times of great danger in the lives of people who so desperately need to know Him.


              So... please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


              Children will be with their parents, for now, but we are planning on re-launching Children's Church for both Sunday Service times beginning Easter Sunday! Stay tuned for more information.


              If you're not quite ready yet to join us in person, our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach) and then later on the sccib.com 

              website.


              Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for Sunday!


              Blessings...


              Pastor Craig

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                ReadMissionary Window Update
                March 2021

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                March 2021


                Good morning, Church Family. MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND PRAYER. While the majority of our world leaves out the last element, His people (that’s US) know it is a blessing for us to be part of God’s plan to take the Good News of our Lord throughout the whole world in order to fulfill His Word. Most of these efforts are through our missionaries who are now a year into dealing with the Corona Virus, trying to implement His plan no matter the tribulations they face.  


                Along with their efforts, however, are the scriptural principles for us to remember: biblical faith and strict obedience to the commands of Jesus. Both faith and obedience are part and parcel of our Lord’s explicit command to take the Good News …and He blesses those churches who are obedient.  We ask that you join us in our desire to pray for missionaries as we receive communication from them AND that each of us does our part to financially support their efforts. 


                Pray for the universal needs of virtually all missionaries and then briefly hear individual requests.


                Universally, virtually all missionaries ask that we pray for:


                • OPEN DOORS  

                • BOLDNESS 

                • THAT GOD’S WORD WILL SPREAD 

                • FOR PROTECTION  

                • FOR TRAVEL  

                • FOR REFRESHMENT


                Sherri and Doug – Arabian Peninsula 


                Last month we prayed for Sherri and Doug to be able to find a home as they returned from their itinertion back to their country on the Arabian Peninsula. Thankfully, they were able to find a decent home. While their spirits are up and they have already begun their ministry in the new location, they were grieved that their 9 month old grandson had been diagnosed with cancer shortly after they left USA. He has had surgery and is recovering. We received the following prayer requests:


                Here is how you can pray with us:


                - We ask for your prayers of healing over our grandson, Thomas (Peace and strength for his parents, Caleb & Kayla.)

                - We ask for your prayers as we both are stretched in new ways. For Doug, pray for fruitful conversations with local guides and hotel staff. We know there are gospel seeds planted in this dry and dusty land. 

                 - For Sherri, please pray for strength as she has jumped in mid-stream to a teaching environment that has been a challenge. Pray for Jesus to shine through her in her conversations with co-workers, local families and, of course, with the kids in her class. 

                 - Continue to pray for "Mark" (to know God's love for him through Jesus.)

                 

                "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us." I John 5:14


                Troy & Ginnette Doudy – Peru 


                We received the following prayer requests:

                We are praying and working on the following areas in order to launch Hosanna International: (please pray with us) Recruit, equip, and train Hosanna leadership launch team:             https://www.lacworldmissions.org/opp/145


                    Making and building relationships among the people in the international community of Lima 

                    making disciples 

                Services in our home (Facebook Live since Covid-19 shut downs)

                Establish a church web and social media presence

                Establish a Compassion Ministry Outreach (Presently we are feeding 50 families a month 

                    affected by the Covid-19 shutdowns)

                Establish 8 to 10 Hosanna Life Groups

                Mentor church planters to plant churches throughout the Lima area

                Hosanna International Church Launch


                COMPELLED


                Please be praying for all of our South Coast Church Missionaries and remember to continue your monthly giving to support their work for the Lord around the world.


                So All Can Hear


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                  ReadTHE SERMON ON THE MOUNT PART SEVEN: "DO YOU HEAR ME NOW?"
                  MARCH 21st, 2021

                  THIS SUNDAY AT SCC...

                  This coming Sunday Morning we'll wrap up our THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT SERIES with a special message called "DO YOU HEAR ME NOW?" which will cover the last half of Matthew Chapter Seven. You, for sure, do not want to miss this great conclusion to what has been a wonderful series through the teachings of Jesus!


                  Please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


                  Children will be with their parents, for now, but we are planning on re-launching Children's Church for both Sunday Service times beginning Easter Sunday! Stay tuned for more information.


                  If you're not quite ready yet to join us in person, our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach) and then later on the sccib.com 

                  website.


                  Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for Sunday!


                  Blessings...


                  Pastor Craig

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                    ReadTHE SERMON ON THE MOUNT PART SIX: "KEEPING A PROPER FOCUS"
                    MARCH 14TH, 2021

                    BE SURE TO TAKE NOTE:

                    GREETINGS TO ALL YOU GREAT PEOPLE! WE HAVE SOME QUICK REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEKEND:


                    First of all... be sure to set your clocks ahead on Saturday Night (if you still do that thing) as this weekend is the time we all SPRING FORWARD ONE HOUR! Be sure to" hit the hay" early so you can come to church all rested up and ready for a great Sunday!


                    Next... this coming Sunday Morning we'll be in Part Six of our Series on THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT with a message called "KEEPING A PROPER FOCUS" which is a very important topic since, way too often, our perspectives can get a bit "fuzzy" and even misaligned as we live out our lives in Christ.


                    So... please make plans to be with us inside the Sanctuary this Sunday Morning at either 9:00 or 10:45 for a great time together. We will be following the required protocols for indoor services to include social distancing, spacing and of course: "Love Thy Neighbor, Wear a Mask" which will need to be worn at all times while inside and in the proximity of others folks.


                    Also... Children will be with their parents, for now, but we are planning on re-launching Children's Church for both Sunday Service times beginning Easter Sunday! Stay tuned for more information.


                    Finally... Our Livestream Broadcast can also be viewed this Sunday Morning at 9:00 as well as 10:45 on Facebook (South Coast Church) and YouTube (South Coast Church Imperial Beach) and then later on our sccib.com website.


                    Have a great weekend and be sure to include the Lord, His Word and His people in your plans for Sunday!


                    Blessings...


                    Pastor Craig