July 25: "Jesus Shining Through" By Pastor Steve Baden

The Sermon on the Mount was one of our Savior's first sermons. In Matthew 5, verses 1-12, Jesus Christ blesses us today with the Beatitudes and tells us what living a spiritual life looks like. Pastor explains how we can reflect the light of Jesus by following Jesus' teachings and growing in our Christian life. Much like a baby is born, learns to crawl, then walk, then run, we also evolve into living a spiritual life and, like fragments of a mirror, reflect the light of our Savior and God's everlasting love. Pastor explained to the congregation that, "The Beatitudes are to be our attitude." Matthew 5: 1-12 reads:
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

DUCK CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH DOORS ARE OPEN

 Church doors are open and we are happy to return to in-person services and fellowship. Please join us for a special Independence Day Service on July 4 at 11 A.M. with banana splits in the Fellowship Hall following the service. 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 and we welcome visitors!  We hope you can join us to worship when you visit Cedar Mountain. Thank you for listening.  

 

July 18: "Prayer" by Pastor Steve Baden

The scriptural focus for the July 18 sermon is Luke 11: 1-4. Pastor Steve felt a calling to deliver a message on the importance and power of prayer in our daily lives. Prayer is something, he said, we can all use more of. Luke 11 tells the account of Jesus teaching his disciples to pray after they call upon him to do so. As recorded in Luke 11: "One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.'”

July 11: "A Day of New Beginnings" by Pastor Steve Baden

Luke 15: 1-32 and 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21 were the scriptural focus for Pastor Steve's July 11 message. The Prodigal Son is a familiar story and contains within it a wonderful invitation to us to get over petty differences and strained relationships. Told by Jesus, it is a good reminder that God doesn't want to lose anyone and to never give up on our Christian walk when we feel lost, for there is joy in Heaven over even one sinner who repents. Pastor Steve noted that, "Next time we catch ourselves struggling, this is a good story to remember because God is waiting and does not base his relationship on worthiness but on love."

July 4: "Seeing God in America" By Pastor Steve Baden

Focusing on Mark 6: 1-13, Pastor Steve's inspiring Independence Day message asks why people so frequently refuse to see what is written in front of them or why an individual will. as the saying goes, "cut of their nose to spite their face". And yet the errors of human ways are as old as the Bible. Jesus returned to Nazareth and was not recognized as a Savior in his own hometown. Today, there are many in America who do not know or care to recognize that our Founding Fathers were Godly men of faith who believed in the saving grace of Jesus and God as the great judge of humanity. Our wonderful nation was founded on the Bible and Christian principles, and yet many have forgotten or were never taught the great history of our Republic and why "In God We Trust" is the foundation upon which America was built. This sermon glorifies God and reviews how freedom to worship God is woven into the rich heritage of America, from the first settlers who landed on the shores of the continent's coastal waters until today.