September 26: "Our Minimum Daily Requirement" By Pastor Steve

As our world feels increasingly out of control, Pastor Steve’s message focuses on Mark 9: 38-50. Jesus tells his disciples, in Mark 9: 50, “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” Pastor Steve explained that Jesus used hyperbole and used the analogy of salt in his teachings because he really wanted people to listen to think about the lesson. This sermon focuses on how the salt of our Christian lives, as mentioned in Mark 9, comes from our relationship with God through Christ.

September 19: "A Different Kind of Greatness" by Pastor Steve

“A Different Kind of Greatness” focuses on Mark 9: 30-37. In this passage, Pastor explains that Jesus mentions his impending death and teaches his disciples where to look for greatness. Jesus tells his disciples that seeing and welcoming the smallest and most innocent among us, children, is the first step toward becoming less centered on ourselves and more centered on God. Mark 37 (NIV) reads: “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Focusing on what is good, what we have in common, and our similarities by welcoming Jesus into our hearts is the first step to avoiding arguments. Our selfish wants and desires create rifts among friends, families, and our church family. Apostle James wrote about conflicts and disputes in his epistle, saying that arguments among people often stem from the thwarting of individual differing desires. Jesus simply tells us that we might become great by becoming small.

DUCK CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH DOORS ARE OPEN

Church doors are open and we are happy to return to in-person services and fellowship. Audios of messages are organized by month and day below.  Please see the "DCCC Online Giving" link if you wish to make an online donation. DCCC services are weekly on Sundays at 11 a.m. and feature a wonderful live sermon by Pastor Steve Baden, along with contemporary worship songs. The congregation enjoys singing hymns on the third Sunday monthly for Holy Communion. Dress is casual mountain attire and we welcome visitors!  DCCC welcomes everyone to come humbly before God and, as described in Isaiah 61:10,  leave clothed "... with the garments of salvation." We hope you can join us to worship when you visit Cedar Mountain. Thank you for listening.  

 

The September 12 service included special elements to honor those who lost their lives and those who risked their lives saving others during the terrorism attacks on September 1, 2001.

September 12: "Our Message of Goodness" By Pastor Steve Baden

Pastor Steve asked the congregation on September 12, "Why do we find ourselves in a tug-of-war between what we want and what God wants for us?" This wonderful sermon, on the anniversary of September 11, 2001, focused on the text of Psalm 139. Pastor used scripture to delve into the abundant life God plans for us juxtaposed against how many of our moments with God find us pushing back against His plan and what's best for us.